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Aggregated News Feeds from a variety of different sources. Updated daily.

Retail sales seen up in February (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Monday, 28 February 2011 23:20

NEW YORK (Reuters) – February sales numbers that top U.S. chains report later this week will be the first sign of shoppers' ability and willingness to pay more for clothing and household items now that gas prices are rising.

More than two dozen U.S. store chains, from high end department stores Nordstrom Inc and Saks Inc to discounters Target Corp...

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Ad watchdog to monitor web words

Written by BBC News Technology Monday, 28 February 2011 18:01

Twitter on a mobile, GettyThe extended powers will cover what companies say in Tweets too

How companies talk about themselves on Twitter feeds or Facebook profiles is to be policed like adverts.

From 1 March, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) gets powers to police the claims companies make on websites...

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Consumer spending slows, factories roar (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Monday, 28 February 2011 16:44

Consumer spending slows, factories roar (Reuters)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending barely edged up in January as households took advantage of tax cuts to rebuild their savings, suggesting spending would offer only a modest lift to the recovery in the first quarter.

Other data Monday painted a bullish picture of the manufacturing sector, with a gauge of factory activity in the...

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Wall St ends up, oil muddies bullish picture (Reuters)

Written by Yahoo Business Monday, 28 February 2011 16:21

Wall St ends up, oil muddies bullish picture (Reuters)

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bullish comments from Warren Buffett helped U.S. stocks end another good month on a high note on Monday, but uncertainty about oil prices could keep investors from pushing the market much higher.

A sign stocks may stall out was evident in the lackluster volume, in contrast with last week's selloff which occurred on heavy...

Read more: Wall St ends up, oil muddies bullish picture (Reuters)

Exchange serves up malicious ads

Written by BBC News Technology Monday, 28 February 2011 06:55

Exchange serves up malicious adsThe infection kicked off warnings from a fake security program

Booby-trapped adverts that hit visitors with fake security software have been discovered on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) website.

Analysis of the LSE site suggests that over the last 90 days, about 363 pages had hosted...

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Thousands lose Vodafone service

Written by BBC News Technology Monday, 28 February 2011 04:15

Vodafone BlackberryVodafone users have lost voice, text and internet service

Vodafone's mobile network has been disrupted following a break-in at its exchange centre in Basingstoke.

The company said that several hundred thousand customers had lost voice, text and internet access.

Burglars hit the facility...

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Ingres Uses Joomla

Written by Joomla Extension Editor Monday, 21 February 2011 09:49

Ingres presents itself as "the leading business open source database". So, it's great that such a prominent open source has just rebuilt their main site Ingres.com using a leading open source CMS: Joomla.

Ingres is a relational database developed by a commercial company called the Ingres Corporation and backed by global community of contributors.

Ingres Database

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U.K. Ministry of Defence Uses Joomla

Written by Joomla Extension Editor Tuesday, 15 February 2011 08:37

Late last year we featured a very high profile United Kingdom government website using Joomla.

This week another such website was launched by the U.K.'s Ministry of Defence.

The Stabilisation Unit is a government division to provide expert support to fragile and conflict-states. The Unit reports to the Ministry of Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth...

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Drinking a pint of Joomla in Ireland

Written by Joomla Extension Editor Sunday, 13 February 2011 21:20

When I wrote to the folks in the Joomla User Group Dublin a few weeks ago, saying that I'd be in town for an event, I told them I thought it would be great if I could meet a couple members of their community.  Maybe something like a small user group meeting, talking about some of their Joomla ideas and swapping Joomla success stories.

The Dublin...

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