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Archie, a Chinese Crested, is seen here prior to winning World's Ugliest Dog competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. in 2006.
Archie, a Chinese Crested, is seen here prior to winning World's Ugliest Dog competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. in 2006.

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Introducing Electronic Arts' newest video game: Employee Slashfest! You're the CEO of a struggling game developer, and you have to hack and chop 1,500 jobs across your operation - 16 per cent of your global work force! Your mission: End a string of 11 quarterly losses, including $391-million (U.S.) of red ink spilled this week. The action is so lifelike, you'd swear it's real! Actually, it is real!

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Amazing how $1.25-billion (U.S.) can smooth over years of hatred and mistrust, isn't it? That's the amount Intel, the world's biggest chip maker, agreed to pay smaller rival AMD to settle claims that Intel abused its dominance by offering inducements to customers who refrained from buying Advanced Micro Devices products. Just to show there are no hard feelings, the companies also signed a five-year cross-licensing deal..





Actual products you can buy at Abercrombie & Fitch : "Perfect Butt Leggings;" "Perfect Butt Boyfriend" pants; "Cute Butt Leggings." But who wants to stare at someone's butt all day when you can have more fun investing in Abercrombie's stock? Shares of the company, known for its sexy models, rose after third-quarter profit easily topped expectations on cost cuts, even as sales fell..



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