Nigeria's main militant group vowed to resume attacks after a cease-fire expires next week, while the government said Thursday that more than 8,000 militants had disarmed as part of an amnesty program.
Talk about climbing a wall of worry. Real estate investment trusts have doubled since early March despite persistent warnings from the Federal Reserve and economists that commercial real estate could be the next big shoe to drop in the financial crisis after the residential housing bust.
Oil prices rose above $70 a barrel Thursday amid a weakening U.S. dollar, mixed crude inventory data and a decision by Nigeria's main rebel group to resume attacks next week on the country's oil industry.
As the Internet's microblogging superhero Twitter continues to balloon with 40 million users worldwide and countless apps like Twhirl and TweetDeck, the Twittersphere has been overrun lately with refugees from the real world's recession:
When Yahoo Inc. unveiled the details of its anticipated search and advertising partnership with Microsoft Corp. in late July, the reaction from Wall Street mostly ranged from skeptical to disappointed.