Amandine Ambregni

Stars in New York honour Mandela with birthday bash

Dozens of big-name performers and actors gathered at a major charity concert in New York late on Saturday to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.

US automakers face onslaught in 2008

After years of crisis, the big three United States automakers face another brutal year with demand expected to dip again due to an economic downturn threatening to snuff out 2007's timid recovery. The world's major automakers will exhibit upcoming models and the concept cars of the future from Sunday as media previews kick off for the Detroit motor show.

US airlines see sunnier skies

Delta Air Lines is set to emerge from 19 months of bankruptcy protection in another sign that one of the bleakest chapters for the United States airline industry may be coming to an end. The third-largest US carrier could exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy as early as Monday.

Internet telephony gains ground

High-tech companies are scrambling to get a piece of the action of internet telephony as the new technology gains more ground against traditional phone service. The shift by consumers to internet-based calling systems is prompting makers of hardware, software and web portals to adapt to the new landscape.

Time Warner girds for battle against raider

Time Warner is girding for battle with Carl Icahn as the billionaire corporate raider steps up his offensive against the world's biggest media-entertainment company. Icahn, a financier who is one of the wealthiest Americans and has a history of hostile takeover moves, controls only about 2,8% of the shares of Time Warner with his partners.

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