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Golden Gate Bridge directors approve barrier to stop suicides

San Francisco - After decades of being an unfortunate magnet for people determined to kill themselves, directors of the Golden Gate Bridge voted Friday to build a suicide barrier along the length of the iconic span.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

Presbyterians vote to sell stakes in 3 firms operating in Israel

Detroit - Leaders of the US Presbyterian Church voted Saturday to divest holdings in three major corporations with ties to Jewish settlements in territories captured by Israel in 1967.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Apple pays $193M tax in Australia

An investigation in Australia revealed the billions of dollars Apple has shifted in profits in an effort to minimize the company's tax.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Man finds egg worth more than $30 million

A Midwest scrap metal dealer came across a rare Faberge egg at a sale, and he decided to pay $13,000 for it. The man, who has not been identified, sensed that the golden egg was worth more than that.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Jacoby Ellsbury to sign $153 million contract with the NY Yankees

In 2005 Johny Damon left the Boston Red Sox and went to the New York Yankees. Now Jacoby Ellsbury is doing the same thing, as he agreed to a seven-year contract with the Yankees.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Man accidentally chucks away $7.5 million in Bitcoins

James Howells, a British IT professional, mined 7,500 Bitcoins in 2009. He eventually forgot about them and then he threw away the hard drive they were stored on.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

CIA pays millions to AT&T for international phone records

According to a report, AT&T receives more than $10 million per year from the CIA, and in return the CIA can access the company's database of international phone records, which also includes information on Americans.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

File-sharing website IsoHunt to pay Hollywood $110 million

Gary Fung of Vancouver built IsoHunt about 10 years ago, and since then it has become one of the top places to find links to torrent files online.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has $123M in one bank account

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., whose record stands at -44-0, reportedly has a major chunk of his assets in just one bank account.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

UK garbage industry is worth $4.5 billion

London - One man’s waste is another man’s gold. According to a report by a British government agency the country’s garbage disposal is potentially worth over $4.5 billion.
In the Media by Mark Harradine

Oops: German bank employee dozes, transfers €222,222,222.22

Hessen - The employee was supposed to transfer €62.40 from a retiree’s bank account, but fell asleep with his finger on the "2" key and transferred €222 million instead. Thank heavens he wasn't typing the number "9."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

True Religion Apparel purchased for more than $800 million

The designer jeans company, True Religion Apparel, announced on Friday that TowerBrook Capital Partners, a private equity firm, purchased the company for around $835 million.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

120 dealers sue Carfax for $50 million for antitrust violations

Car dealers from across the country have decided to sue Carfax. Inc. in a federal court in New York, over allegations that the company has violated antitrust laws.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

$88 million missing on Congo mining taxes, says watchdog

Tax authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo failed to account for more than $80 million in revenue from the country's mining sector.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Cisco to acquire Ubiquisys for $310 million

US based company, Cisco Systems, is continuing to build its offerings for mobile carriers, as the company is getting ready to acquire Ubiquisys, a small-cell manufacturer.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Rosetta Stone acquires Livemocha for $8.5M

Livemocha, an online language-learning community based in Seattle, has been acquired by Rosetta Stone for more than eight-million dollars.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Millions of dollars worth of Cocaine seized at Miami airport

About $2.7 millions dollars worth of cocaine that was hidden in luggage has been seized by Federal customs agents at Miami International Airport.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Accused rapist wants to sue NYC millions due to extra jail time

New York - A three-time accused rapist wants to sue New York City for three-million dollars due to spending a couple of extra months in jail.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Monsanto puts $4.2 million into the anti-GMO labeling pot

According to the latest campaign finance reports, Monsanto has just contributed $4.2 million in opposition of Proposition 37 for GMO labeling in California, which comes up for voting in the November elections.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

Marijuana worth millions found floating off Calif. coast

On Sunday, Harbor Patrol officers discovered about eight thousand pounds of pot floating off of the Coast of California.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

Google donates millions to fight human trafficking

More than 27 million people are currently held in slavery all around the world. However, Google announced that they will donate millions of dollars to help battle modern day slavery.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Germany loans Libyan rebels €144 million — too little, too late?

Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle announced yesterday that Germany would be loaning the Libyan rebels 144 million Euros ($206 million) in aid for “ civil and humanitarian measures.”
In the Media by Stephen Morgan

Millions flock to see new Jackson movie

Sony Pictures, the movie company behind the release of Michael Jackson's "This Is it" documentary, say the film has taken in more than $20 million internationally on the day of its release.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley

Bank accidentally deposits $6 million, couple escapes with cash

A bank mistakenly deposited $6 million (USD) instead of $6,000 into a couple’s account in New Zealand. The couple has withdrawn some of the money and have disappeared.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 3 comments

Gambler loses $2m in 43 minutes, sues Casino for $30m

An Australian gambler lost more than $1.5 million and the casino asked him to leave the premises. Later he sued the casino for $15 million for exploiting his gambling habit.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 5 comments

Comic Relief raises a laugh and a few million

Despite the economy being on the downhill slide worldwide and thousands losing their jobs, the UK has just had one of it's most successful Comic Relief nights.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley

Facebook paid ConnectU $20M and 1.2 million shares in settlement

The case between Facebook and ConnectU has been ongoing for a number of years, but it's not finally settled. Reports now show Facebook agreed to pay ConnectU founders $20 million and 1,253,326 shares of common stock of the company.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham

Classic 1937 Bugatti car sold for $4.38 million

The car lying in a doctor's garage for about 50 years gathering dust is being sold for a record sum of 3.4 million Euros ($4.39 million, £3 million) at a Paris car auction.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 1 comment

500 Million iPhone Apps Downloaded in Six Months

Apple announced that its App Store in iTunes has surpassed the 500 million mark so far. The last 200 million iPhone apps were downloaded in just five weeks.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham

Student auctions off her virginity, bidding reaches $3.7 million

The woman auctioned off her virginity to pay for her master’s degree program. The bidding started last September and has reached $3.7 million (£2.5million)
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 7 comments
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