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Friday, March 24, 2006  

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Google Added to S&P 500


Bill Gates has to be fuming after Google was added to the S&P 500 Thursday
By Alan Fein

(AXcess News) New York - Bill Gates has to be fuming. Standard & Poor's announced that it was adding Google, Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) to the S&P 500 after the close of trading March 31st, replacing oil and gas producer Burlington Resources Inc. (NYSE: BR). The news sent Google's shares up nearly 10 percent in realtime ECN trading at $373.28.

It's not that Google was out-performing Burlington Resources, but that BR was acquired by ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), making room for a new entry to the S&P 500.

Many index funds base investments on whether a stock is included in the S&P 500, a key stock market barometer. That caused buy demand for the world's no. 1 search engine.

Shares of Google soared as high as $475 earlier this year, but fell after the company's chief financial officer last month said revenue growth was bound to slow.
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posted by Gary Williams at 11:14 AM | link |
 

via AXcessNews.com

Google Added to S&P 500


Bill Gates has to be fuming after Google was added to the S&P 500 Thursday
By Alan Fein

(AXcess News) New York - Bill Gates has to be fuming. Standard & Poor's announced that it was adding Google, Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) to the S&P 500 after the close of trading March 31st, replacing oil and gas producer Burlington Resources Inc. (NYSE: BR). The news sent Google's shares up nearly 10 percent in realtime ECN trading at $373.28.

It's not that Google was out-performing Burlington Resources, but that BR was acquired by ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), making room for a new entry to the S&P 500.

Many index funds base investments on whether a stock is included in the S&P 500, a key stock market barometer. That caused buy demand for the world's no. 1 search engine.

Shares of Google soared as high as $475 earlier this year, but fell after the company's chief financial officer last month said revenue growth was bound to slow.
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posted by Gary Williams at 11:09 AM | link |


Thursday, March 23, 2006  

Health & Medical News - Why bird flu doesn't spread between humans - 23/03/2006

Why bird flu doesn't spread between humans


Richard Ingham
Agen?e France-Presse


Thursday, 23 March 2006

Lock and key

The H5N1 bird flu virus doesn't lock onto the right receptors in humans, says new research (Image: iStockphoto)

Virologists say they understand why bird flu in its present form does not spread among humans.

The finding suggests the world may have a precious breathing space to prepare for any flu pandemic.

The reason lies in minute differences to cells located in the top and bottom of the airways, the team reports in today's issue of the journal Nature.

To penetrate a cell, the spikes that stud an influenza virus have to be able to bind to the cellular surface.
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posted by Gary Williams at 4:36 PM | link |

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