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July 30, 2007

Credit Worries Continue on Wall Street : GlobalGiants.com

Credit Worries Wall Street


Stocks in New York continue to fluctuate on Monday but demonstrate some signs of stabilizing.

A trader scratches his head in the New York Stock Exchange
in New York. U.S. stocks fell sharply on Thursday amid concern over cooling housing market and subprime loan crisis, with the Dow falling more than 300. Photo Credit: Hou Jun/Xinhua/Sipa


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Light Sources of the Future — New Study by Siemens : GlobalGiants.com

Osram Light Study


Completely new, energy-saving lighting technologies are the way of the future. That is the conclusion of a study by the Siemens subsidiary Osram, which investigated the trends, technologies and possible customer needs that will be shaping lighting technology in the next 15 years. As the latest issue of the research magazine 'Pictures of the Future' reports, the researchers have shown that the global trend toward sustainability is having a tremendous impact on the development of new light sources such as organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). |GlobalGiants.com|


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July 29, 2007

Ford Escape Hybrid Sponsored BPM Magazine's Anniversary Party : GlobalGiants.com

BPM Paris Hilton Ford


Paris Hilton poses with the 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid at the 11th Anniversary BPM Party at the Avalon Hotel in Hollywood July 19, 2007. The Ford Escape Hybrid sponsored the party celebrating the magazine's environmental issue. |GlobalGiants.com|


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July 28, 2007

The M-Class from Tuscaloosa : GlobalGiants.com

Comfortable, sporty and with offroad capability.

MClass Tuscaloosa


Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama celebrates ten year production anniversary with the “Edition10” special edition M-Class.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama (USA)
— Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI) celebrated the ten year production anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. At the event, Alabama Governor Bob Riley, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of DaimlerChrysler AG and Head of the Mercedes Car Group, as well as Plant Manager Bill Taylor welcomed current and former team members as well as guests, including government officials, business leaders, and local dignitaries. |GlobalGiants.com|


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July 27, 2007

Drunk Astronauts? Report Alleges that NASA Looks the Other Way : GlobalGiants.com

Atlantis Lifts


Photo: In this June 8, 2007 file photo, The US space shuttle Atlantis lifts off at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

A NASA-appointed panel looking into the mental health of astronauts following the arrest of Astronaut Lisa Nowak found that at least on two occassions astronauts were allowed to fly on space shuttle launches despite warnings that they were intoxicated and posed a flight risk. The findings were reported by Aviation Week & Space Technology, a publication that covers the space program, July 26, 2007. The panel, also reported "heavy use of alcohol" by astronauts before launch, within the standard 12-hour "bottle to throttle" rule applied to NASA flight crew members. An unnamed NASA source reportedly said the information in the report was based on anonymous interviews, passing on "barroom chat." (AFP)


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Manchester U Asian Tour 2007 : GlobalGiants.com

Manchestor United


Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha (L), known as Nani, of Manchester United, performs a somersault after scoring a goal during a friendly soccer game between Manchester United and Shenzhen Shangjingyin Football Club in Macau, southern China, Monday, 23 July 2007. Manchester United defeated Shenzhen Shangjingyin 6-0 in the third game of their Asian tour. (EyePress)


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July 26, 2007

Fujifilm Announces 12 Megapixel Compact Powerhouse : GlobalGiants.com

FUJIFILM F50FD


Digital photographers looking for a top-of-the line compact digital camera can now take advantage of the latest in Fujifilm's F-Series digital cameras with the 12-Megapixel FinePix F50fd. Following a long line of award winning F-Series models, the FinePix F50fd, like the FinePix F31fd and F40fd before it, offers consumers a super-compact digital camera that takes beautiful shots with the most advanced features and technology available, so that missing great shots is not an option. |GlobalGiants.com|


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July 25, 2007

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin : GlobalGiants.com

“Power meets Fashion” – stars from the worlds of motorsport and fashion in Berlin.

Berlin Fashion Week


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin continues the involvement of the renowned German automobile make in major international fashion events. Mercedes-Benz has been sponsoring international fashion shows since 1996, taking in fashion calendar events in many locations including Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Venezuela, Canada and Los Angeles. For many years, the Stuttgart-based car manufacturer has also been title sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, which alongside Paris, Milan and London, is one of the world’s top fashion events. |GlobalGiants.com|


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July 24, 2007

BANK OF AMERICA RECEIPT : GlobalGiants.com

BANK OF AMERICA


Photo: Bank of America ATMs: Making Deposits Has Never Been Easier; Checks are Scanned, Cash Counted, and Receipts Display Digital Images of Deposited Checks and Cash. (Photo Credit: Bank of America, Michael Lobiondo)

Bank of America, which has the largest bank-owned ATM network in the USA and the most ATMs that accept deposits, began rolling out the new ATMs last year. Currently the ATMs are available in the Carolinas, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Portland (OR), Riverside, San Diego and Washington D.C. markets. |GlobalGiants.com|


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Wells Fargo Launches Mobile Banking : GlobalGiants.com

WELLS FARGO Mobile


Photo:
A shopper participating in a pilot program transfers money between his bank accounts using the new Wells Fargo Mobile banking solution on a mobile device, Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at an outdoor market in San Francisco. Launched nationwide USA on July 24, 2007, Wells Fargo Mobile allows customers with a browser-based mobile device to check account balances, view transaction histories and transfer money between Wells Fargo accounts. (Photo for Wells Fargo by Court Mast)

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24 -- Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) announced the launch today of Wells Fargo Mobile(SM), a browser- based mobile banking solution, available to all of its customers nationwide USA. With this new service, Wells Fargo allows its customers to access their Wells Fargo financial relationship through a web browser on their mobile device. |GlobalGiants.com|


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Panasonic's 103-inch HDTV-- World's Largest 1080p Plasma HDTV -- Installed in New York City's High-Tech City Hall : GlobalGiants.com

PANASONIC


New York's Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg thanks Joseph Taylor, Chief Operating Officer, Panasonic Corporation of North Americaon providing Panasonic's 103-inch High Definition Plasma display for the newly renovated City Hall office. |GlobalGiants.com|


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2007 Empressa World Chess Tournament in Montreal : GlobalGiants.com

Chess Montreal


Chess Grand Master Vassily Ivanchuk, number four in the world, participates at the 2007 Empresa World Chess Tournament in Montreal. (Photo Dimitri Papadopoulos/Quebec Press)


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July 23, 2007

Ahead of Talks Between US and Iran, The Economist Warns Against Conflict : GlobalGiants.com

15-page special report in this week's issue of The Economist finds an uncompromising Iran and an uncomprehending America may be stumbling to war.

THE ECONOMIST


NEW YORK, July 23 -- United States and Iranian officials are preparing to meet in Baghdad to discuss the conflict in Iraq as early as tomorrow. But while the world has been distracted by Iraq, Afghanistan and much else, Iran has been moving relentlessly closer to the point where it could build an atomic bomb. Iran is now within fingertip-touch of mastering the art of enriching uranium. If the world intends to halt Iran by peaceful means, time is running short, argues Peter David, Foreign Editor of The Economist in this week's issue of the magazine. And if peaceful means fail, Israel or America may resort to war. |GlobalGiants.com|


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New Harry Potter Book on Sale : GlobalGiants.com

Harry Potter


Shoppers pick up copies of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", the latest and final book in the series by JK Rowling at a Costco in Chicago. Photo Credit: Joe Tabacca/Sipa Press.


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No Relief from Floods in China

China Floods


A paramilitary policeman, standing in the water, rescues residents trapped in a flood in Hami, in China's northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Tuesday, July 17, 2007. Floods triggered by heavy rains hit parts of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region early Tuesday morning, leaving more than 300 vehicles and 1,000 passengers trapped, according to sources with the local meteorological department, Xinhua News Agency said. (EyePress) |GlobalGiants.com|


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July 22, 2007

Mercedes-Benz eyewear at Fashion Week Berlin : GlobalGiants.com

Mercedes Eyewear Fashion


Mercedes Eyewaear Fashion


The sporty, elegant lines of Mercedes-Benz styling, innovative materials and sophisticated design details are reflected in the unique character of the current Mercedes-Benz eyewear collection. At the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin the 'brand with the star' presented over 40 new sunglasses and spectacle frames for ladies and gents. The new collection is the result of many years of highly successful cooperation between Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH and the renowned Italian eyewear maker Allison SpA. |GlobalGiants.com|


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Raytheon Celebrates Math and Science Education on 'MARS Day' : GlobalGiants.com

RAYTHEON MATHS


Photo: Kristin Hilf, Raytheon vice president of community relations joins the MathMovesU Mission to Mars challenge winner Nick Grazio and his family at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, part of Raytheon sponsored MARS Day activities.

MathMovesU shows middle schoolers that math and science can delight. Did the Mars Exploration Rovers find evidence of life on the Red planet? How long is a Martian year? Nearly 100 Washington area YMCA summer campers, ages 11-13 years, learned the answers to these questions when they teamed with Raytheon Company for a celebration of the planet Mars on July 20, 2007. |GlobalGiants.com|


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July 21, 2007

VANKSEN GROUP NEW SUV BY CITROEN : GlobalGiants.com

VANKSEN GROUP NEW SUV


Photo: London, 21 July - Citroen C-Crosser, the new SUV by Citroen.


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SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. & REUTERS : GlobalGiants.com

SUN MICROSYSTEMS Reuters


Photo: Sun Microsystems Executive Vice President and Director of the Reuters Foundation Rosemary Martin pose in front of a screen displaying AlertNet's latest headlines.

SANTA CLARA, Calif.,-- Sun Microsystems, Inc. and the global news agency Reuters announced on July 19 that AlertNet, a humanitarian online news network (http://www.alertnet.org), will optimize its capabilities to provide information around global humanitarian initiatives and emergencies through new technology provided by Sun Microsystems. AlertNet is a project of the Reuters Foundation, the non-profit arm of the global news agency. |GlobalGiants.com|


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July 20, 2007

Crystal Gayle's Greatest Hits to Be Released August 28 by Capitol Nashville/EMI : GlobalGiants.com

CAPITOL NASHVILLE EMI


HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 20 -- A worldwide music star, Crystal Gayle has won audiences with her recordings, concerts and television performances for the last thirty years. 2007 marks the 30th anniversary of Gayle's chart-crossing smash, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," recognized by ASCAP as one of the ten most often performed country songs of the 20th Century. On August 28, Capitol Nashville/EMI Music Catalog Marketing will release Crystal Gayle: Greatest Hits, a new 25-track collection of Gayle's top hits, including 21 Top 10s and 16 #1s. Three new Crystal Gayle ringtunes will also debut on August 28. |GlobalGiants.com|


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