A woman walks past Nomura Securities branch in Tokyo July 29, ...
Jul 29th, 2011
(Reuters) - A woman walks past Nomura Securities branch in Tokyo July 29, 2011. Nomura Holdings, Japan's biggest brokerage, posted its ninth straight quarterly profit on Friday, as it bolstered income from investing and other businesses at home to compensate for a squeeze on stock-trading fees. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS) -
MILAN (AP) - Silvio Berlusconi's private disco featured not only aspiring show girls performing striptease acts as sexy nuns and nurses, but also dressed as President Barack Obama and a prominent Milan prosecutor whom the billionaire media mogul has accused of persecuting him, according to the first public sworn testimony by the Moroccan woman... [Full Article]
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