New Zealand vintners are heading for another record crop this year as harvests in other southern- hemisphere wine-growing countries are likely to be smaller, the Otago Daily Times said, citing a Rabobank Wine Quarterly report.
The head winds grew so intense during the 508-mile race through California’s Mojave Desert and Death Valley that Joshua Friedman told his teammates he thought he would be blown off his bike. Instead of tumbling down, the hedge-fund manager powered through his 86-mile leg of the Furnace Creek 508, showing little fatigue after he dismounted his bike.
Canadians will have inflationary “feeling” in 2011, said Eric Bushell, chief investment officer, Signature Global Advisors, CI Investments. Bushell spoke at the Bloomberg Canada Economic Summit in Toronto today.
The black middle class in South Africa, which held its first all-race elections in 1994, has more than doubled in size over the past eight years, exceeding the number of white people in the same bracket and the amount of money they spend.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is preparing an investigation of Google Inc. ’s dominance of the Internet search industry by alerting high-tech companies to gather information for the probe, three people familiar with the matter said.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, and Anne Sinclair, who would have marked 21 years of marriage on Nov. 26, have separated, French magazine Closer reported on its website.
Vincent Tchenguiz’s Consensus Business Group Ltd. has taken a stake in eVigilo, an Israel defense technology company, the London-based Times reported, citing Tchenguiz. The move is part of a plan to create a homeland-security business, the newspaper said.