The one hundred or so people gathered for treatment at a feeding centre in the small town of Boda in the south-west of the Central African Republic have probably never seen a diamond, but their current fate is linked closely to this high value stone which is mined outside the town and sold on international markets.
Swimwear, evening wear and polished lines will decide the winner of an international beauty pageant in Taiwan this weekend, but dresses, eyeshadow and long hair are out -- this contest is only for men.
Dutch Philips Electronics signaled a continued pick-up in the consumer electronics market, saying it expected fourth-quarter sales of about 2.8 billion euros ($4.1 billion) at its Consumer Lifestyle unit.
A judge overseeing the bankruptcy of mall operator General Growth Properties approved a plan that would release 103 properties from Chapter 11 and pave the way for the company itself to focus on emerging from bankruptcy.
Saks Inc is cutting 116 jobs in the cosmetics and fragrance departments of its flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York as it moves to get outside vendors such as Chanel, Lancome and Clinique to fully staff their Saks counters themselves.
Farm equipment maker Deere & Co said it has made an unspecified, conditional offer to purchase certain assets of Israel-based BHC Manufacturing, a maker of cotton picker repair parts and cotton picker components.