The 500 brands come from 28 different countries, among which nearly half, 227, are from the US.
Here is my best guess - and that's all it is - for how the U.S. economy and markets will look in 2010:
LONDON — In the 1970s, the British comedian Tommy Cooper used to tell a joke about asking an auction house to value a violin and a painting that he had discovered in an attic. The good news, he was told, is that they were made by Stradivarius and Rembrandt. The bad news was that the painting was by Stradivarius and the violin was by Rembrandt.
Samsung’s comment was shorter: “Media reports of the acquisition are groundless.”
Even though we are apart, you are in my heart this season.千山万水，隔不断我在佳节对你的思念。
Grains have fallen about 3 per cent.
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But in year-on-year terms Xiamen prices grew at the second-fastest rate of 43.9 per cent, outdone only by Hefei, capital of Anhui province, which grew 47.6 per cent. Annualised prices once again rose in 65 cities and fell in five, suggesting that while the cost of housing may not be escalating as quickly as before, it remains widespread and relatively resilient.
For generations, working-class whites were doubly blessed: they enjoyed privileged status based on race, as well as the fruits of broad economic growth.