Dec 15, 2011
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Smartcompany Nrws and Analysis: JB Hi-Fi shares slump after shock profit warning, Five pearls from Bill Gates, ACCC launches action against mobile company, Selling
Today on SmartCompany we look at the slump in JB Hi-Fi’s share price following its shock profit downgrade, grab five pearls of wisdom from Bill Gates' flying visit to Australia and look at the accusations the ACCC has levelled against a mobile phone company that allegedly invented a debt collector. Plus in Entrepreneur Watch, James Thomson looks at how the European crisis is starting to wash up on Australian shores.
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The situation in Europe continues to deteriorate and there are clear signs the shockwaves are reaching Australia.
By TIM ARANGO
America's departure from Iraq leaves a shattered country marred by sectarian conflict and political dysfunction, whose future, for better or worse, is in the hands of its people.
By THOM SHANKER, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and ROBERT F. WORTH
The military is departing a country where insurgents continue to attack American soldiers and militants with Al Qaeda still regularly carry out devastating attacks against civilians.
By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Thursday praised young dissenters for standing up for their beliefs, while suggesting that they were being used as pawns.
By VICTOR EROFEYEV
The mass demonstration last Saturday in Moscow was not an "opposition" rally but a reasonable program for a review of our system of governance.
By DAVID GONZALEZ
Andrea Bruce wondered if Iraqis felt optimism as the American troops left. The answer - for those who were staying - was complicated.
By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
Hundreds of pages of interviews with Marines, once closely guarded as secrets of war, were meant to be destroyed as the last American troops prepare to leave Iraq.
By JACK HEALY
A broken city shifts its anger and frustration from the United States to the Shiite-led government in Baghdad.