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Berkshire Hathaway fined for lax share purchase reporting
Berkshire Hathaway fined for lax share purchase reporting

US antitrust officials fined Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway $896,000 for failing to notify regulators ahead of a large securities acquisition in December 2013, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

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Week in Review - 14 August 2014

Falling resale and rental prices of private and HDB homes lead to increase in resale volumes and ren...

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  • Singapore sailors performing well at YOG 2014Singapore sailors performing well at YOG 2014
    Channel NewsAsia - 20/8/2014 3:16 PM

    SINGAPORE: The Republic’s sailors performed well at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing on Wednesday (Aug 20).Bernie Chin leads the men's Byte CII competition after finishing in the top 5 in his three races. The 15-year-old, who started the day in 13t...

  • Singapore Night Festival returns this FridaySingapore Night Festival returns this Friday
    Channel NewsAsia - 20/8/2014 2:52 PM

    SINGAPORE: The seventh edition of the Singapore Night Festival kicks off this Friday (Aug 22) and the organisers have promised it will be "louder and wilder" this year.The theme for this year’s annual light extravaganza is "Bold and Beautiful".Urban ...

  • Pulau Ubin micro-grid to be platform for energy-related technologiesPulau Ubin micro-grid to be platform for energy-related technologies
    Channel NewsAsia - 20/8/2014 2:26 PM

    SINGAPORE: The development of energy-related technologies is the focus for the next phase of the Pulau Ubin Micro-grid Test-bed. The Energy Market Authority (EMA) announced on Wednesday (Aug 20) the launch of a Request for Proposals (RFP), calling on...

  • Acute care hospitals to have patient discharge loungesAcute care hospitals to have patient discharge lounges
    Channel NewsAsia - 20/8/2014 1:42 PM

    SINGAPORE: The Health Ministry (MOH) on Wednesday (Aug 20) announced that all acute care hospitals in Singapore will soon have patient discharge lounges. The move will free up hospital beds by moving patients for discharge to a separate location. MOH...

  • Energy-intensive firms could see returns from sustainability efforts in under 3 years: NEAEnergy-intensive firms could see returns from sustainability efforts in under 3 years: NEA
    Channel NewsAsia - 20/8/2014 1:26 PM

    SINGAPORE: The National Environment Agency (NEA) says some heavy users of energy may not have to wait long to see the returns from their efforts to save energy.This follows the agency's initial assessment of energy reports submitted by 167 companies,...

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  • Berkshire Hathaway fined for lax share purchase reportingBerkshire Hathaway fined for lax share purchase reporting
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 7:57 PM

    US antitrust officials fined Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway $896,000 for failing to notify regulators ahead of a large securities acquisition in December 2013, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

  • Obama warns of jihadist 'cancer' in Iraq as reporter slainObama warns of jihadist 'cancer' in Iraq as reporter slain
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 6:56 PM

    US President Barack Obama on Wednesday demanded the world take action against the "cancer" of jihadist extremism in Iraq, after militants murdered an American reporter.

  • Italian teenager and Hungarian veteran light up poolItalian teenager and Hungarian veteran light up pool
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 6:44 PM

    Italian teenager Gregorio Paltrinieri smashed the European 1500m freestyle record while Hungarian Laszlo Cseh confirmed his place as the king of European medley at the European Championships in Berlin on Wednesday.

  • Ukraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozensUkraine warplane shot down as clashes kill dozens
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 6:26 PM

    A Ukrainian warplane was blown out of the sky over rebel-held territory Wednesday as fierce clashes between government troops and pro-Russian insurgents left dozens of civilians dead.

  • Ukrainian warplane shot down over rebel-held east: militaryUkrainian warplane shot down over rebel-held east: military
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 6:26 PM

    A Ukrainian attack jet was shot down Wednesday over rebel-held territory in the east of the country not far from the volatile border with Russia, a military spokesman told AFP.

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weird

  • Dozing man falls into London riverDozing man falls into London river
    Agence France-Presse - 19/8/2014 11:23 PM

    A dozy man who fell asleep on the Thames embankment in London had to be rescued after nodding off and falling in the river, rescue services said Tuesday.

  • Snoozing China air traffic controllers force jet to delay landingSnoozing China air traffic controllers force jet to delay landing
    Agence France-Presse - 19/8/2014 4:55 AM

    A Chinese aircraft was forced to delay its landing after two air traffic controllers nodded off, reports said Tuesday, sparking a wave of online anger about airline safety.

  • Mega gator catch is largest in US state of AlabamaMega gator catch is largest in US state of Alabama
    Agence France-Presse - 18/8/2014 7:22 PM

    A family in the US state of Alabama hauled in a monster alligator over the weekend, setting a new record for size in the southern state, media reports said Monday.

  • Swiss mayor suspended over nude selfies taken in officeSwiss mayor suspended over nude selfies taken in office
    Agence France-Presse - 18/8/2014 12:02 PM

    The mayor of the Swiss town of Baden, who is also a member of parliament, was suspended Monday following allegations that he sent nude selfies taken at work to a woman friend.

  • Brazil inmate flies the coop in drug ruseBrazil inmate flies the coop in drug ruse
    Agence France-Presse - 18/8/2014 10:19 AM

    A Brazilian inmate on supervised release put his electronic monitoring bracelet on an unsuspecting rooster, which he locked in a chicken coop, and then sneaked off to sell drugs.

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business

  • Oil prices advance on signs of stronger US demand
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 7:50 PM

    Global oil prices rebounded Wednesday from multi-month lows after a surprisingly big drop in US oil inventories.

  • Bank of America $17 bn deal could come Thursday: report
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 7:30 PM

    Bank of America is expected to pay $17 billion to settle charges it misled investors on mortgage-linked securities in a deal that could come this week, US media reported Wednesday.

  • Oil prices advance on signs of strong US demand
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 5:43 PM

    Global oil prices rebounded Wednesday from the previous day's multi-month lows, as dealers digested signs of strengthening crude demand in top consumer the United States.

  • Iceland volcano eruption would shut down air travel: authority
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 4:42 PM

    Icelandic aviation authorities warned Wednesday an eruption of the nation's largest volcano would trigger a shutdown of airspace, in a potential replay of the global travel chaos triggered when another peak blew four years ago.

  • Dubai property giant repays debt four years early
    Agence France-Presse - 20/8/2014 4:19 PM

    Nakheel, the real estate giant at the heart of Dubai's financial crisis, confirmed Wednesday that it would repay all of its 7.9 billion dirhams ($2.15 billion) bank debt almost four years ahead of schedule.

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    938LIVE is Singapore's only English news and talk station which transmits round the clock with an engaging and enticing spread of programmes on current affairs, health, business and lifestyle as well as news every half hour until midnight.

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    95.8FM城市频道的前身是"第三广播网"。上个世纪30年代末,新加坡就有中文广播,一路走来经过不少政治,社会局势的改变,中文广播在本地一直扮演举足轻重的角色。

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