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  • Rare Coconut Tree On Sale For $1M

    04/30/2008 8:53:29 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 882+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-1-2008 | John James
    Rare coconut tree on sale for $1m By John James BBC News Abidjan No buyers have come forward for the tree Scientists in Ivory Coast are trying to sell a rare multi-headed coconut tree for a million dollars. They have yet to find a buyer. Most coconut palms have a single trunk and head - this one has three heads. "It is a rare botanical curiosity", says Dr Roland Bourdeix, who works with the Marc Delorme coconut research station outside Abidjan. "We have 150,000 palm trees in this research plantation and there is only one which has three heads like...
  • Clinton Decries China's Acquisition of Indiana Company -- Ignoring Her Husband's Role in the Sale

    04/30/2008 3:50:51 PM PDT · by Westlander · 6 replies · 129+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4-30-2008 | JAKE TAPPER
    As she campaigns throughout Indiana, Sen. Hillary Clinton has been talking quite a bit about Magnequench, a Valparaiso, Ind., factory that moved to China. What Clinton doesn't tell voters is that Magnequench was originally sold to Chinese interests during her husband's administration, which okayed the move despite concerns about national security and eventual job loss. Experts say the Chinese acquired the "technical sophistication" that created the magnets long before George W. Bush took office.
  • China: Licensed scale model of Beijing Olympic torch to go on sale March 8 ($408)

    03/06/2008 11:34:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 344+ views
    Xinhau ^ | 03/07/08
    Licensed scale model of Beijing Olympic torch to go on sale March 8 BEIJING, March 6 -- In celebration of the upcoming start of the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay, a new Beijing Olympic licensed product, a scale model of the Beijing Olympic Torch, was unveiled Thursday morning. Measuring 29 cm in height, the scale model of the torch is made of steel left over from the construction of the "Bird's Nest." It is the first 3-D model of an Olympic torch that has been authorized by the International Olympic Committee. The Olympic Flame has brought the joy and fervor of...
  • How Much Should I Sell This Shotgun For? - Vanity

    12/06/2007 2:03:54 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 75 replies · 199+ views
    Self ^ | Today | Self
    This is for sure a vanity, so if you don't like it please move on. I want to sell a shotgun I've had for a few years but have no idea how much to sell it for. It's a Remington 870 Express Magnum 12 gauge pump. I bought it new in 1999. It's only been fired once and been stored in a case since then so it's in great shape. I don't remember exactly how much I paid for it. But I do want to sell it. I know that there are far more knowledgeable freepers than how much...
  • India's Jet Airways orders 20 737s from Boeing

    10/16/2007 11:05:22 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 1 replies · 83+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8:00 AM CDT, October 16, 2007 | Chicago Tribune
    Boeing Co. said it received an order for 20 of its 737-800 aircraft from India's Jet Airways. The Chicago-based aerospace company said the list price for the short to medium-range twin-jet aircraft ordered by the Mumbai totals "nearly $1.5 bllion." Like its rival Airbus, however, Boeing often offers price discounts to purchasers of major orders often receive discounts. Boeing's release said the two companies had "finalized" the order. Earlier this month, Jet Airways had disclosed the purchase accord in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange.
  • Wendy's Purchase Talks Stuck At Crawl

    08/10/2007 10:31:48 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 18 replies · 761+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 10, 2007 | Monique Curet
    Wendy's purchase talks stuck at crawl Friday, August 10, 2007 3:25 AM By Monique Curet THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Wendy's International Inc. remains in talks with a potential buyer more than a week after a deadline passed for resolving issues related to the sale process. Neither the company nor the suitor, investor Nelson Peltz's Triarc Cos., is saying much. But if Wendy's is taking a hard stance during the negotiations, it suggests that the company "has sufficient interest from someone else," one observer said. No one is saying who that might be. Peltz, who owns Arby's and controls nearly 10 percent...
  • Equity Firm Appears Likely to Gain Control of Chrysler

    05/13/2007 3:53:13 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 4 replies · 416+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 13, 2007 | Micheline Maynard
    DaimlerChrysler appears ready to sell a controlling interest in the struggling Chrysler Group to Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm, people with direct knowledge of the discussions said today. The deal, which would unwind the 1998 trans-Atlantic merger between Daimler-Benz and Chrysler, could be announced as soon as Monday, these people said. They insisted on confidentiality because of the sensitive nature of the talks. It would conclude three months of discussions that have taken place since DaimlerChrysler announced in February that it was keeping all its options open for Chrysler, including a sale or finding a partner to run...
  • Brazil Nixes Online Ad For Sale Of Wife ["worth her weight in gold"]

    05/07/2007 6:21:15 AM PDT · by bedolido · 10 replies · 357+ views
    cbsnews ^ | 5-5-2007 | staff writer
    The government has ordered an Internet auction site to remove an advertisement in which a Brazilian man offered to sell his wife for about $50. The Secretariat of Public Policies for Women announced late Friday it had ordered Mercado Livre, partially owned by eBay Inc., to remove the ad and warned it was violating a law banning the offer or sale of "human organs, people, blood, bones or skin." The advertisement was no longer visible on the site Saturday. It was posted by a man who gave his name as Breno and said: "I sell my wife for reasons I...
  • Killer [laughing] Gas Still On Sale

    04/19/2007 7:35:57 AM PDT · by bedolido · 1 replies · 219+ views
    skynews ^ | 4-19-2007 | Thomas Moore
    Laughing gas is being sold illegally in Britain's pubs and nightclubs despite warnings that it can kill, a Sky News undercover team has revealed.
  • Questions about selling a business

    02/26/2007 11:11:29 AM PST · by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch · 8 replies · 346+ views
    2/26/2007 | me
    My husband is thinking of selling our business. The business is operated out of our home, provides us with a good income (I am a SAHM and his office manager) we have no employees at the moment. A business associate of my husband's expressed interest in the business a few months ago, and would more than likely hire dh to run the business after the sale. Other factors: we are purchasing two investment properties, which may qualify for the go-zone depreciation allowance, have one child still at home who may or may not go to college. We do not intend...
  • Drudge:IMPEACHBUSH.COM for sale on eBay

    01/19/2007 11:38:36 AM PST · by woofie · 32 replies · 1,426+ views
    drudge ^ | 1/19/07
    IMPEACHBUSH.COM for sale on eBay Presently over $250000.
  • ‘Mr. Counterterrorism Guru’ [Byron York on Larry Johnson]

    05/24/2006 8:31:29 AM PDT · by Quilla · 23 replies · 784+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 24, 2006 | Bryon York
    n July 10, 2001, the New York Times published an opinion article titled “The Declining Terrorist Threat.” It was written by Larry C. Johnson, a former CIA analyst and State Department counterterrorism official, who argued that Americans spent too much time worrying about terrorist attacks that would likely never come. “Judging from news reports and the portrayal of villains in our popular entertainment,” Johnson wrote, “Americans are bedeviled by fantasies about terrorism.” And then: They seem to believe that terrorism is the greatest threat to the United States and that it is becoming more widespread and lethal. They are likely...
  • Private group buys Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

    12/27/2006 3:31:24 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 13 replies · 808+ views
    Minneapolis Star and Tribune ^ | 27 December 2006 | Matt McKinney
    ...This likely comes as a surprise to each of you," Publisher Keith Moyer acknowledged during a late-afternoon staff meeting. "These are indeed challenging times for newspapers, especially larger ones, such as ours," Moyer said. Speaking to the Star Tribune staff Tuesday, an Avista executive said the firm was drawn to the Star Tribune by its dominant market share in the Twin Cities. The Star Tribune, which has been in operation under different names and owners for nearly 140 years, had 40 percent of the Twin Cities advertising market in the third quarter. "I'm here today because my partners at Avista...
  • Exxon puts £200m North Sea oil assets up for sale

    12/02/2006 4:51:14 PM PST · by jdm · 6 replies · 390+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | Dec 2, 2006 | Sylvia Pfeifer, Sunday Telegraph
    ExxonMobil, the US oil giant, has launched a multi-million pound sale of its stakes in several oil and gas fields in the Southern North Sea. The company, which hopes to get more than £200m for the package, is the latest of the oil majors to review its assets in the North Sea as production in the region starts to decline. Exxon is selling its stakes in the Lancelot, Thames and Hewett area fields, as well as the Hewett Bacton Gas Terminal. Analysts said potential bidders for the assets are likely to include Tullow Oil, the independent exploration and production company,...
  • China Holds Ethnic Koreans for Attempted Uranium Sale

    10/23/2006 6:33:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 548+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 10/24/06
    China Holds Ethnic Koreans for Attempted Uranium Sale Chinese police last month arrested two men on charges of trying to sell 1 kg of enriched uranium, an essential raw material for nuclear weapons, press reports said Monday. The two were ethnic Koreans living in China, police in Beijing confirmed. Press reports said Beijing police arrested the two men, identified as Chang and Chung, on charges of attempting to sell 969.03 grams of enriched uranium at a hotel there on Sept. 11. Beijing police said initial investigations found the enriched uranium probably came from Russia, but sources there say the possibility...
  • Iranian president says to sell nuclear fuel to west in five years(today's Ahmadinejad babble)

    10/20/2006 8:41:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 417+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 10/20/06
    Iranian president says to sell nuclear fuel to west in five years 2006-10-20 16:35:58 Special report: Iran Nuclear Crisis TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday that his country would produce nuclear fuel in five years and sell it to the West at a "50 percent discount." "We promise to produce (nuclear fuel) in the next five years and will sell it (to the West) at a 50 percent discount," Ahmadinejad told a rally in support of the Palestinian people in Tehran. Meanwhile, he said that Israel had lost reasons for its existence and...
  • BAE Denies Imminent Airbus Sale

    09/03/2006 2:32:37 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 473+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-3-2006
    BAE denies imminent Airbus sale Airbus has been hit by delays to its new A380 super-jumbo Defence and aerospace group BAE Systems has described a report that it is to sell its 20% stake in Airbus later this week as "premature". BAE first announced in April that it was thinking of withdrawing from the pan-European aircraft-maker. The buyer of its share is expected to be EADS, the Franco-German group which owns the remaining 80% stake in Airbus. UK-based BAE said it could not make any decision on the sale until it had completed its own audit of Airbus. Its comments...
  • Ignatius stops sale of Charlotte Church works after singer's TV pilot

    08/14/2006 12:07:57 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 197 replies · 7,786+ views ^ | 8 14 06 | Simon Caldwell
    LONDON - The U.S. publishing company Ignatius Press has refused to sell any works by Welsh singer Charlotte Church after she called German-born Pope Benedict XVI a Nazi and mocked the Catholic Church. The directors of Ignatius Press said they were offended when the Welsh singer mocked the Catholic Church in the pilot of a proposed eight-part television chat show. Church, dubbed the "Voice of an Angel" before she turned her talents to popular music, also dressed up as a nun and pretended to hallucinate while eating "communion" wafers imprinted with smiling faces signifying the drug Ecstasy. She smashed open...
  • Foreign Companies Buy U.S. Roads, Bridges-(Built by U.S. Taxpayers)

    07/15/2006 12:40:58 PM PDT · by Flavius · 58 replies · 1,164+ views
    ap ^ | Saturday July 15 | Leslie Miller
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Roads and bridges built by U.S. taxpayers are starting to be sold off, and so far foreign-owned companies are doing the buying. On a single day in June, an Australian-Spanish partnership paid $3.8 billion to lease the Indiana Toll Road. An Australian company bought a 99-year lease on Virginia's Pocahontas Parkway, and Texas officials decided to let a Spanish-American partnership build and run a toll road from Austin to Seguin for 50 years. Few people know that the tolls from the U.S. side of the tunnel between Detroit and Windsor, Canada, go to a subsidiary of an...
  • For Sale: Old, Second-Hand Graves. £3,000 Each, Many Careful Owners

    07/03/2006 8:25:45 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 618+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-4-2006 | Stephanie Condron
    For sale: old, second-hand graves. £3,000 each, many careful owners By Stephanie Condron (Filed: 04/07/2006) A cemetery is offering second-hand graves, with "refurbished" monuments including headstones, obelisks and crosses, to be used again. Recycled burial plots, complete with the original memorials, still contain the remains of those who died at least 75 years ago - the names of the dead are simply scoured from the monuments to allow new inscriptions. The City of London cemetery is selling 1,000 such plots advertised as "traditional-style graves" to be "adopted" by families willing to pay £3,000 to lease them for 50 years. The...