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Argentina Slaps 35 Percent Tax On Credit Card Purchases Overseas

Argentines will have to pay a 35 percent levy on all purchases made on their credit cards in a foreign currency, whether they’re traveling overseas or shopping online. The tax will be imposed on purchases made overseas or online, as long as the transaction is conducted in a currency other …

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Nigerian Farmers, Govt Brace up as New Banana Disease Hits Africa

Shocked by the outbreak of a new strain of banana disease in Africa, farmers in Nigeria and regulators of the agricultural sector are bracing up to prevent and combat the possible attack of the nation’s plantain-banana producers by the scourge. Special Assistant to the minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, …

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Warren Buffett: How to teach your kids about money

Warren Buffett is one of the most famous billionaires in the world. He also loves sharing his advice with kids as part of his Secret Millionaires Club. Here, he answers five questions, including what he thinks the biggest mistake is that parents make when teaching their kids about money and how …

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World’s longest flight to land for the last time

This weekend, Singapore Airlines will terminate its iconic, non-stop all-business-class service to New York – also the world’s longest flight – as the aviation sector grapples with high fuel prices and subdued demand for premium travel. The cancellation of the direct route, which shuttles passengers between Changi and Newark within …

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Foursquare for BlackBerry 10 updated with fixes and improvements

‘Check in’ fans will be pleased to see that Foursquare for BlackBerry 10  has been updated once again – this time to version 10.3.1.1376. It would appear that this latest update is really just a fixer, but that’s not a bad thing. It’s always great to see developers taking action on feedback and …

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Obama Tells Americans Losing Coverage: ‘I’m Sorry’

President Obama tonight apologized to Americans who are losing their health care coverage, amid a firestorm of criticism over his promise that under Obamacare “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” “I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got …

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Latest comScore shows BlackBerry still tops Windows Phone in the US

The latest comScore results are in, this time for a 3-month period ending in September. No surprise that Android and Apple both top the list of smartphone platform market share with 51.8% and 40.6% respectively, while BlackBerry and Windows Phone stay in a close battle rounding out the top four. In the US, …

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Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones updated to version 4.2.0.10

BlackBerry 10 users have been getting plenty of Facebook love and now legacy device users can have some fun as well. Facebook has been updated to version 4.2.0.10 and brings along a much needed update with some new features. This one rolled through the Beta Zone with good results and brings along …

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Check out these awesome BlackBerry Q30 concepts:

The Q30 doesn’t really exist in any form at the moment, though we do have our fingers crossed than an updated, more awesome version of the Q10 is on the way. That isn’t stopping people from speculating on new devices or even coming up with their own concepts for new …

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Jonathan’s wasteful pilgrimage

Hmmmm!!! Na our monei ooo.  THE recent pilgrimage jamboree embarked on by President Goodluck Jonathan and some governors is a sad reminder that our public officials are not ready to push religion into the private sphere where it rightly belongs. It is also another high point of an unwarranted waste …

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Breaking News: FG to give varsities N1.1tn in five years

Details of the  Monday/ Tuesday marathon meeting  between President Goodluck Jonathan and the leadership of Academic Staff Union  of  Universities have begun to emerge. The PUNCH  gathered on Tuesday evening that a key component of the agreement reached by the parties was  that the Federal Government  would  inject N1.1tn into …

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Banks to capture customers’ finger prints next year

Wow!!! This is a welcome development. Lets hope this work out o. The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Malam Lamido Sanusi, said the bank would begin capturing of biometric data of bank customers to ensure better services. Sanusi disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja at the signing …

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