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Taiwan hit by 6.4 magnitude earthquake

By Chris Oliver HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- The area around Taiwan's southern city of Kaohsiung was struck by an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 early Thursday, the island's Central Weather Bureau said. The temblor occurred at 8:18 a.m. local time (12:18 a.m. Eastern time). The weather bureau said the earthquake's intensity dissipated significantly as it reached the capital city of Taipei and the city of Hsinchu, where many of the island's high tech companies are located. No damage or casualties were immediately reported.

 

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/taiwan-hi...uake-2010-03-03

 

 

 

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Earthquake hits west China, killing at least five

By Michael Kitchen LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- A severe earthquake struck China's western province of Qinghai on Wednesday, with reports saying at least five people were killed while others remained trapped in collapsed buildings. The quake hit at 7:49 am local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which put the temblor's strength at magnitude 6.9, although Chinese seismologists cited in a Xinhua news agency report said it registered 7.1.

 

 

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By Michael Kitchen

 

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- U.S. federal prosecutors are looking into whether to charge Goldman Sachs Group Inc. /quotes/comstock/13*!gs/quotes/nls/gs (GS 156.10, -4.14, -2.58%) or its employees with criminal securities fraud, according to a Wall Street Journal report Thursday, citing unnamed sources. Goldman Sachs already faces a civil fraud suit from the Securities & Exchange Commission, but the report said the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office is investigating whether to pursue criminal charges as well, dealing with the firm's previous mortgage trades. The report said which particular Goldman deals are being scrutinized is still unknown.

 

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-considers-goldman-sachs-criminal-charges-wsj-2010-04-29

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exactly. And in their long-winded explanation in today's Press Conference, it became abundantly clear that all of the Henry Report will be made public. Let's hope they stick by their guns on that.

Education, regional infrastructure, apprenticeships - they have been neglected for almost 20 years, About time they got back in focus.

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