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A look at AskForTask.com: Canada's 'eBay for services' Special

AskForTask.com aims to be the 'eBay for services' by allowing users to advertise jobs they need doing for completion by others in their neighbourhood for a set fee. The company recently raised $500,000 in seed funding.

US judge okays $1.8 bn SAC insider-trading settlement

New York - A federal judge Thursday approved an agreement between US criminal prosecutors and SAC Capital to settle charges of insider trading in exchange for $1.8 billion in penalties.

UK watchdog fines Santander bank over mis-advice

London - A British financial watchdog on Wednesday said it had fined Spanish banking giant Santander almost £12.4 million for mis-advising customers.

Nasdaq reorganizes market services to boost global competitiveness

Nasdaq OMX Group <NDAQ.O> said on Monday it is reorganizing its market services business to better compete globally in fixed income, currencies, derivatives and other asset classes.

SAC Capital takes new name after insider scandal

New York - SAC Capital founder Steven A.

US services sector slowed by weather in February: ISM

Washington - The US services sector expanded at its slowest pace in three years in February, with harsh winter storms blamed in part, the Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday.The ISM purchasing managers index for the services industry fell to 51.6 from 54...

China's manufacturing, services sectors diverge in February

China's services sector regained some momentum in February but its manufacturing sector struggled, separate surveys showed on Monday, with the divergence adding to the difficulty in assessing the strength o...

Bitcoin users to gather in Tokyo amid MtGox woes

Tokyo - Bitcoin users in Tokyo will gather on Thursday for a meeting set to be dominated by the shuttering of the MtGox exchange amid claims of a multi-million dollar theft.Dozens of members of "Bitcoin Tokyo" are expected to be at their weekly get-together, w...

Randstad profits leap six-fold, sees 'gradual recovery'

The Hague - Dutch temporary employment agency Randstad posted a six-fold profit leap for 2013 on Thursday, saying it was expecting "gradual recovery" this year.The Amsterdam-based group made a net profit of 231 million euros ($316 million) last year, up from 36.7 ...

Former SAC official convicted of insider trading

New York - A New York jury on Thursday convicted a former portfolio manager for SAC Capital of insider trading in the government's latest victory against the once-mighty hedge fund.

Singer Adele honored by Queen Elizabeth II for services to music

Adele was recently honored by Queen Elizabeth II. According to an article from the New York Daily News, Adele is one of 1,180 people that was recognized in the Queen’s Birthday Honors list as the British monarch celebrated her 87th birthday.

SWIFT cuts interbank services to Iran on orders of EU Council

Brussels - The Brussels-based transaction provider, SWIFT, has announced that it has been instructed to cut services to Iranian financial institutions that are subject to EU sanctions, to comply with the EU Council directive.

Monsanto hired mercenary Blackwater to infiltrate anti-GMO groups

Documents reveal that Blackwater has been busy expanding its corporate reach by providing intelligence services for agencies such as the Canadian Military, Netherlands Police and corporations like Monsanto.

Mother of tortured man says victims' services refused help

The mother of the 26-year-old man dumped at a hospital emaciated, with burn and stab marks, and missing part of his tongue and lower lip said that victims’ services said they were unable to help with rehabilitation costs.

BlackBerry services to be suspended in UAE, Saudi Arabia

The United Arab Emirates, UAE is to suspend some Blackberry mobile phone services over security concerns. The move comes amid UAE concerns that data from the devices is immediately exported offshore and managed by a foreign organization.

Activists to protest sex trafficking outside Craigslist office

San Francisco - Human Rights activists have scheduled a protest at the headquarters of Craigslist for Thursday afternoon. Activists want Craigslist to put a stop to human sex trafficking through the adult services section of its website.

Parents who abused cerebral palsy child post nude sex pics online

Niles - Parents are accused of taking sexually explicit pictures of their young daughter and posting them on the Internet. The young girl who has cerebral palsy detailed the sexual abuse to CPS and is now in their custody while parents await trial and conviction.

Nokia Launches Free Navigation Services

Nokia, based in Finland, is the largest cell phone maker and on Thursday they released a range of new free-of-charge services to hype up its offerings of services and sell more phones.

Mexico shuts down in wake of swine flu outbreak

Mexican government officials prepare to shut down all services except those deemed essential. Under the plan, supermarkets, pharmacies and hospitals will stay open.

US Armed Forces Veterans could receive additional PTSD services

The recently proposed budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs is touted as the largest single-year increase in over thirty years. In an era of past and present war related PTSD and traumatic brain injury, it couldn't have come at a better time.

Buy Canadian, unions urge Ottawa

On the heels of Jack Layton’s call for a “Buy Canadian” approach last week, comes a ringing endorsement from two of the biggest unions in Canada representing half a million workers.

Obama’s Private Memorial Service for Madelyn Dunham

President-elect, Barack Obama, and a small group of friends and family attended a private memorial service last Tuesday in Hawaii for his maternal grandmother, Madelyn Dunham. The service was held in the First Unitarian Church in Honolulu.

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