Stanford guilty of bilking investors of billions


HOUSTON (Reuters) – Allen Stanford was convicted on Tuesday of running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, a verdict that caps a riches-to-rags trajectory for the former Texas financier and Caribbean playboy. It was a vindication for the U.S. government, which closed down Stanford's financial empire in February 2009 but had […]

West Indies Recall Best And Bravo For Australia ODIs – Cricket World


Cricket World West Indies Recall Best And Bravo For Australia ODIsCricket World"Johnson has shown marked improvement in his batting and deserves another opportunity at international level," Clyde Butts, chairman of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) selection panel said. On Best's recall, he added: "Tino over the last two years […]

Clarke could miss Windies – Fox Sports


The News International Clarke could miss WindiesFox SportsBy Steve Larkin In doubt … Clarke may miss the West Indies tour with a hamstring injury. Source: Ben MacMahon / AAP Australian captain Michael Clarke will find out on Wednesday how much cricket he will miss due to another hamstring injury.Cricket: Clarke […]

Brazil vows stimulus after 2011 GDP disappoints – Globe and Mail


Globe and Mail Brazil vows stimulus after 2011 GDP disappointsGlobe and MailThe sharp slowdown during President Dilma Rousseff's first year in office saw Brazil underperform almost all its peers in Latin America as local industries struggled with soaring business costs and an overvalued currency. A rebound in consumer spending … […]

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