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Vodafone, challenging the tax bill over its $11 billion deal to buy Hutchison Whampoa Ltd's Indian mobile business in 2007, had appealed to the Supreme Court after losing the case in the Bombay High Court in 2010.
British luxury brands enjoy strong sales in 2011 and trend set to continue for 2012, say retail experts.
Megaupload, one of the world's largest file-sharing sites, was shut down Thursday by the U.S. government. Its founder, Kim Schmitz, and several company executives were arrested in New Zealand at the request of U.S. officials for mass copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit money laundering, reports Wired.com.
Economic growth, jobs and protectionism are the top three worries at the start of 2012, according to a "Call to Action" published by 11 leaders of international organizations on Friday in a bid to kick-start debate at next week's Davos Forum.
As for Newt Gingrich's political career, that, too, has been riddled with scandal and wrongdoing.
European banks are preparing for a potential worsening of the region's sovereign and banking crisis, with many firms stockpiling cash and cutting back on loans to new clients as they seek to protect themselves against a possible seizing-up of financial markets.
The number of Americans filing for new jobless benefits dropped to an almost four-year low last week, and factory activity in the mid-Atlantic expanded moderately, suggesting the economy carried some momentum into the new year.