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Rajat Gupta takes leave from his PE firm
New York, March 11 (IANS) Amid charges of insider trading by US regulators, Rajat Gupta, former Indian-American director of Goldman Sachs Group has taken a leave of absence from a $1.4 billion private-equity firm he co-founded.

Friday, March 11, 2011 9:14:46 AM

Carlos Slim remains world's richest person
New York, March 11 (IANS/EFE) Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim maintained his position as the world's richest person, beating Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett for the second consecutive year, according to Forbes magazine.

Friday, March 11, 2011 8:37:59 AM

Number of cancer survivors rising in US
Los Angeles, March 11 (IANS) The number of cancer survivors in the US climbed from 9.8 million in 2001 to 11.7 million in 2007, according to a latest report.

Friday, March 11, 2011 8:27:46 AM

Toll due to Haiti cholera rises to 4,672
Port au Prince (Haiti), March 11 (IANS) The toll due to cholera in Haiti has reached 4,672, since the first case was detected in October last year, an official report said.

Friday, March 11, 2011 7:50:14 AM

50 Cent donates Gaddafi cash to charity
Los Angeles, March 11 (IANS) Singer 50 Cent is the latest to join the list of celebrities who have donated the money they had earned from their performance in Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's private party.

Friday, March 11, 2011 5:58:13 AM

US stocks down 1.8 percent on international, economic worries
New York, March 11 (DPA) Concern about unrest in the Arab world coupled with worries about unemployment in the US sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average below 12,000 Thursday.

Friday, March 11, 2011 5:31:25 AM

4.5 tonnes marijuana seized in Mexico
Mexico City, March 11 (IANS/EFE) Nearly 4.5 tonnes of marijuana have been seized in northwestern Mexico, the navy has said.

Friday, March 11, 2011 5:01:00 AM

AOL to slash 900 jobs in India, US
New York, March 11 (DPA) Former internet giant AOL is to slash 700 jobs in India and a further 200 in the US in the wake of its $315 million deal to buy the Huffington Post news site, the company has said.

Friday, March 11, 2011 4:31:07 AM

Gaddafi forces could prevail over time: US official
Washington, March 11 (DPA) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has a better chance of retaining power the longer the conflict drags out, but it remains possible the rebel stronghold in the eastern part of the country could emerge as a 'mini-state', a top US intelligence official has said.

Friday, March 11, 2011 3:30:27 AM

Sheen given offer to direct porn film
Los Angeles, March 11 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen has been given an offer to direct a porn film with his pornstar lovers taking lead roles.

Friday, March 11, 2011 1:05:54 AM

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