Archive for January, 2010

Citigroup Said to Plan Sale of $10 Billion Private-Equity Unit

Feb. 1 — Citigroup Inc. plans to sell or split off its $10 billion Citi Private Equity unit, expanding the list of money-management businesses the U.S. bank is disposing of to reduce debt, people familiar with the matter said. (59 secs ago)

Shackles made plain

Credit card bills soon will be required to show consumers an eye-opening reality: how long it will take and what it truly will cost to pay off their balance if they only make minimum monthly payments. (2 hours ago)

Mangonia barbecue man scores again with Super Bowl

Mangonia barbecue man scores again with Super Bowl (1 hour ago)

Macoupin clerk has primary challenger

CARLINVILLE – A 23-year-old man who worked under two former county clerks is aiming to unseat Macoupin County’s incumbent clerk in next Tuesday’s primary. (20 mins ago)

Talks under way to use mobile phones as debit cards

MOBILE phones will soon be heard ringing at the tills as plans are finalised so that they can be used as debit cards. (23 mins ago)

GPC president tells of huge enrollment expansion

The Dunwoody city council was to hear Monday about the plans by Georgia Perimeter College to increase its enrollment to 16,000 students. (16 mins ago)

Census bureau has hiring spree

For thousands of jobless Americans, the 2010 census offers a chance to get on their feet, save their retirement funds and boost their morale in a sagging economy. (30 mins ago)

Helmi tops in Maybank Malaysian Open

Kuala Lumpur – After two days of gruelling and competitive play, five local players have earned themselves a spot in the upcoming Maybank Malaysian Open 2010, with Anis Helmi Hassan emerging top on the leader board. (13 mins ago)

Back from the brink? Green shoots of recovery

As we go about our weekend rituals few of us will have any idea that it is the anniversary of a moment when all our lives changed. Perhaps that is understandable. The landmark in question the start of a year of the worst economic downturn since the Depression is hardly one to celebrate. (1 hour ago)

Consumer borrowing falls sharply in November

WASHINGTON Americans borrowed less for a 10th consecutive month in November with total credit and borrowing on credit cards falling by the largest amounts on records going back nearly seven decades. (24 mins ago)