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What Happened on 09 October 2012

Romney slams Obama over foreign policy

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney slammed U.S. President Barack Obama's handling of threats in the Middle East on Monday, claiming… Read More.

Eurozone rescue fund launched

The eurozone's new permanent fund to bail out struggling economies and banks was formally launched at a meeting of… Read More.

Egypt pardons 'revolutionaries'

Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi has pardoned individuals arrested during last year's uprising that ousted the country's former leader Hosni Mubarak.… Read More.

Terra Firma plans $5 billion energy fund

Terra Firma is planning a multi-billion dollar fund with a Chinese bank to invest in renewable energy. The private equity… Read More.

Wal-Mart, Amex launch low-priced debit card

Wal-Mart and American Express have teamed to offer a prepaid debit card called Bluebird in a bid to target lower-income… Read More.

IMF cuts global growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its global growth forecast on Tuesday for the second time since April and warned… Read More.

American Ken Venturi voted into Hall of Fame

Former U.S. Open champion and television broadcaster Ken Venturi has been voted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as… Read More.

Bolt aims to defend titles at 2016 Rio Games

Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt is looking to defending his three titles at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro… Read More.

McAfee security plans layoffs

Intel Corp's McAfee security division is to lay off a "small percentage" of its workforce of about 7,100 employees, a… Read More.

Facebook joins forces with retailers to test "want" button

Facebook is testing a feature that enables users to create "wishlists" of home furnishings, clothing and other retail products. The… Read More.

Man arrested over Rothko painting defacement

A man has been arrested in connection with the defacement of a Mark Rothko painting at London’s Tate Modern gallery.… Read More.

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman to split after 30-year marriage

Actors Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are separating after 30 years of marriage, DeVito's spokesman announced on Monday. Stan Rosenfeld… Read More.