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Nigeria's Stanbic IBTC says 9-month profit up 126 pct

Nigeria's Stanbic IBTC says 9-month profit up 126 pctLAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's Stanbic IBTC Holdings said on Tuesday its nine month pretax profit rose by 126 percent to 20.33 billion naira ($128.22 million), up from 9.01 billion naira in the same period last year. Gross earnings at the Nigerian unit of South Africa's Standard Bank rose to 82.92 billion naira during the nine months to Sept. 30, against 64.03 billion naira last year, the bank said in a filing with the Nigerian Stock

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Twitter tweaks website to attract new users

Twitter tweaks website to attract new usersNEW YORK (AP) — As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.

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Women in Business: Q&A with Noemi Grupenmager, Founder of Uni K Wax

In 1993, Noemi Grupenmager envisioned a specialized hair removal center that offered waxing for both men and women, which would raise industry and marketplace standards. Noemi imagined something new -- a center solely dedicated to waxing, with a welcoming atmosphere that offered clean, quick and professional services at affordable prices. She founded Uni K Wax in 1993, making her mark as a pioneer in the category and the first to open such a... Read more...

Actor Chris Hemsworth, wife welcome twin sons

Actor Chris Hemsworth, wife welcome twin sonsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Two more Hemsworths have arrived.

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Turkey: Twitter allows 'character assassination '

Turkey: Twitter allows 'character assassination 'ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's government on Saturday accused Twitter of allowing "systematic character assassinations" a day after social media users easily evaded a government attempt to block access to the network.

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U.S. regulators failed to spot deadly GM defects that others saw

U.S. regulators failed to spot deadly GM defects that others sawBy Julia Edwards, Eric Beech and Karl Plume WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Retired Wisconsin state trooper Keith Young and his wife were sitting at the kitchen table last month when a story on the evening news jarred them: General Motors Co was recalling 1.6 million vehicles for faulty ignition switches. The October 2006 crash of a Chevy Cobalt stayed with Young, who spent 20 years as a specialist in accident reconstruction. Young sent a report

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