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Goldman Sachs to pay $3.15 bn to settle mortgage case
Goldman Sachs to pay $3.15 bn to settle mortgage case

Goldman Sachs will pay $3.15 billion to resolve claims it misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on mortgage-linked securities it sold them before the US housing bust, officials said Friday.

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Week in Review - 21 August 2014

Buyers and developers cautious in apprehension-filled property marketIn the uncertain property situa...

singapore

  • 500 educators attend convention in Singapore500 educators attend convention in Singapore
    Channel NewsAsia - 22/8/2014 4:13 PM

    SINGAPORE: The Singapore Teachers' Union played host to the 30th ASEAN Council of Teachers' (ACT) Convention on Friday (Aug 22).Involving some 500 educators from the region, the annual convention provides a platform for them to share, discuss and col...

  • Education not just about grades: ShanmugamEducation not just about grades: Shanmugam
    Channel NewsAsia - 22/8/2014 3:52 PM

    SINGAPORE: Education is not just about academic results; it also nurtures the heart and soul, said Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam at the Chong Pang National Day dinner on Friday (Aug 22).He was commenting on the move to create multiple ...

  • Could realigned AYE segment be moved underground?Could realigned AYE segment be moved underground?
    Channel NewsAsia - 22/8/2014 3:36 PM

    SINGAPORE: In his National Day Rally speech on Aug 17, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had announced the possibility of shifting the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) southwards, to create more space for housing in the Jurong Lake District. One transport ex...

  • Singapore Night Festival kicks offSingapore Night Festival kicks off
    Channel NewsAsia - 22/8/2014 3:19 PM

    SINGAPORE: The Singapore Night Festival kicked off on Friday night (Aug 22) in 'Bold and Beautiful' fashion. It takes place over two weekends - Aug 22 to 23, and Aug 29 to 30 from 7pm to 2am.This year's festival features 70 musicians, visual artists ...

  • More employers say good grades alone are not enough when hiringMore employers say good grades alone are not enough when hiring
    Channel NewsAsia - 22/8/2014 3:11 PM

    SINGAPORE: More than 22,000 graduates from the three local universities joined the workforce last year, about 7 per cent more than the year before. But while a degree may still be important to clinching the job, experts have said employers are also i...

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world

  • Goldman Sachs to pay $3.15 bn to settle mortgage caseGoldman Sachs to pay $3.15 bn to settle mortgage case
    Agence France-Presse - 22/8/2014 10:37 PM

    Goldman Sachs will pay $3.15 billion to resolve claims it misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on mortgage-linked securities it sold them before the US housing bust, officials said Friday.

  • Mandzukic hands Atletico Super Cup win over RealMandzukic hands Atletico Super Cup win over Real
    Agence France-Presse - 22/8/2014 10:31 PM

    Atletico Madrid gained some measure of revenge for their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid by beating their city rivals 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Friday to win the Spanish Super Cup 2-1 on aggregate.

  • Bayern enjoy winning start to German title defenceBayern enjoy winning start to German title defence
    Agence France-Presse - 22/8/2014 9:06 PM

    Reigning German champions Bayern Munich got the new Bundesliga season off to a perfect start with a dramatic 2-1 win over VfL Wolfsburg on Friday.

  • 'Chilean Schindler's List' saved leftists from regime'Chilean Schindler's List' saved leftists from regime
    Agence France-Presse - 22/8/2014 8:26 PM

    During the darkest days of Chile's dictatorship, a man named Jorge Schindler saved dozens of leftist militants by employing them undercover at his pharmacies, risking his own life like a different Schindler during another of history's nightmares.

  • Draghi 'confident' ECB measures will boost economyDraghi 'confident' ECB measures will boost economy
    Agence France-Presse - 22/8/2014 7:53 PM

    European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said Friday he is "confident" the ECB's recent policy measures will help get the eurozone economy back on its feet.

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sci-tech

  • Google buys product design firm GeckoGoogle buys product design firm Gecko
    Agence France-Presse - 22/8/2014 8:10 PM

    Google on Friday confirmed that it bought Gecko Design to bolster its lab devoted to technology-advancing projects such as self-driving cars and Internet-linked Glass eyewear.

  • People stick with favorites in sea of mobile appsPeople stick with favorites in sea of mobile apps
    Agence France-Presse - 22/8/2014 7:22 PM

    There may be a growing number of applications for smartphones, but people in the US tend to cling to the few they like and shun the rest, an industry tracker says.

  • Microsoft to unveil new Windows softwareMicrosoft to unveil new Windows software
    Agence France-Presse - 21/8/2014 10:01 PM

    A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8.

  • Google to help boost Greece's tourism industryGoogle to help boost Greece's tourism industry
    Agence France-Presse - 21/8/2014 8:06 PM

    Internet giant Google will offer management courses to 3,000 tourism businesses on the island of Crete as part of an initiative to promote the sector in Greece, industry union Sete said on Thursday.

  • Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'Facebook awards 'Internet Defense Prize'
    Agence France-Presse - 21/8/2014 4:54 AM

    Facebook awarded a $50,000 Internet Defense Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications.

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weird

  • All Blacks, Wallabies accept 'ice-bucket challenge'All Blacks, Wallabies accept 'ice-bucket challenge'
    Agence France-Presse - 22/8/2014 12:39 PM

    The All Blacks and Wallabies are up for a new quest outside of Saturday's Rugby Championship encounter after being named by former Springboks great Joost van der Westhuizen to take an "ice bucket challenge".

  • 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.

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business

  • Goldman Sachs to pay $3.15 bn to settle mortgage case
    Agence France-Presse - 22/8/2014 10:30 PM

    Goldman Sachs will pay $3.15 billion to resolve claims it misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on mortgage-linked securities it sold them before the US housing bust, officials said Friday.

  • Oil prices head lower on oversupply worries
    Agence France-Presse - 22/8/2014 7:55 PM

    Oil prices retreated Friday as investors focused on the prospect of having too much oil supply amid weakening demand in the global market.

  • Commodity prices mixed with eyes on US economy
    Agence France-Presse - 22/8/2014 5:06 PM

    Raw material prices diverged this week on mixed US and Chinese economic data and an easing of geopolitical concerns, analysts said.

  • 173 MH17 crash victims identified: The Hague
    Agence France-Presse - 22/8/2014 4:41 PM

    Forensic experts have identified 46 additional victims of the downed MH17 flight, bringing to 173 the total number of passengers killed whose identity has been verified, the Dutch justice ministry said Friday.

  • Argentina broke global trade rules: WTO
    Agence France-Presse - 22/8/2014 4:29 PM

    Argentina broke global trade rules by imposing a raft of hurdles for goods sold by partners including United States, the EU and Japan, a WTO disputes panel ruled on Friday.

news radio stations
  • 938 Live938LIVE

    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.

  • Capital 958Capital 958


    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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