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Chrysler closes plants

Chrysler is closing all its North American manufacturing plants for at least a month, the starkest move yet taken by U.S. automakers as they anxiously await word about government loans. The shutdown comes as The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Chrysler has restarted talks with General Motors about combining …

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New rule on credit card rates

In the most sweeping changes to credit cards in decades, regulators are expected to release a rule Thursday that would crack down on so-called unfair and deceptive practices by card issuers, such as raising interest rates on existing debt. The rule, issued by the Federal Reserve, the Office of Thrift …

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Two boats caught pair-trawling on Ghana waters

The anti-pair trawling task force, made up of the Ghana Navy and Air Force, has arrested two fishing vessels pair-trawling off the coast of Dutch Komenda in the Western Region. They were arrested on the dawn of Wednesday, less than 72-hours after the inauguration of the anti-pair trawling operations task …

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89 pensioners sue bank

Eighty-nine pensioners of the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) have sued the bank at the Fast Track High Court over their pension payments. The pensioners are also praying the court for a declaration that they are entitled to the payment of pension under the GCB’s Special Pension Scheme established on October …

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Ghana’s fishermen say war on pair trawling late

Some fishermen along Ghana’s coastline have downplayed the level of impact government’s “late” intervention to deal with pair trawling in the run-up to the December 28 run-off would have on them. The fisher-folks condemned the government for playing politics with their business. They argued that for about ten years, they …

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Face transplant: Doctors explain

Details have emerged of the first almost-total face transplant performed by surgeons in Cleveland, Ohio. Eight specialists transplanted bone, muscle, blood vessels and nerves in the 22-hour operation, doctors said. They did not name the female patient, but said an injury several years ago had left her without an eye, …

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Hess hits on hydrocarbons in Africa

Hess Corporation has just wrapped up drilling on well A1-54/01 in the Arous Al-Bahar prospect in Libya. The well was drilled to a depth of 11,077 feet (3,376 m) in 2,807 feet (856 m) of water and came across a gross hydrocarbon section of around 500 feet (152 m) at …

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Ghanaian woman killed in factory accident in US

Monica Monnie would take three buses to her job on the West Side, where she worked for 18 years at a factory. On Monday, Monnie, 61, died when the pink scarf she wore got caught in a machine at the Gaw O’Hara Envelope Factory, causing multiple injuries, an autopsy concluded …

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AfDB approves U.S. $64m for roads construction in Ghana

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved supplementary loans of 43.10 million Units of Account (UA*), about US$ 64.13 million, to help finance the rehabilitation and upgrading of three major highways in Ghana. The Tema-Aflao Rehabilitation Road project and the Akatsi-Dzodze-Noepe Road Upgrading project are aimed at promoting regional …

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Boy rides donkey to school

A 10-year-old pupil of Walewale in the Northern Region, Ibrahim Samudu, rides on a donkey to and from school everyday. His school is several miles away from his home and he must get there through some means of transportation. Ibrahim is one of the ‘lucky boys’ in Walewale to have …

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