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Facebook valued at $94 bln in auction of shares on private market
Social networking site Facebook had a valuation of at least 94 billion dollars in a recent auction of its shares on the private market. ANI

China's economy likely to expand 8.1 percent in 2012, says economist
China's economic growth will expand to around 8.1 percent in 2012 and edge up to 8.7 percent in 2013, an economist has predicted. ANI

Facebook 'making more difficult for brands to advertise for free'
Social networking giant Facebook is gradually making it harder for advertisers to promote their goods for free on the website, it has emerged. ANI

Kashmir should be briefed before granting MFN status to India: JUI-F chief
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief and Kashmir Committee Chairman Fazlur Rehman has said the government should brief Kashmiris on the pros and cons of the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India. ANI

Rolling into today's Super Bowl festivities where they'll be featured in the KIA Optima commercial airing during the third quarter, the world's most notorious band has taken the world's most notorious city by storm MarketWire

Black Star Beer Barter Heats Up Whitefish, Montana
The second annual Black Star Beer Barter held outside the Great Northern Brewery was an event that the town of Whitefish, Montana may never forget. Contestants traveled in from as far as the South Pacific and Portland, Oregon to compete for their chance at a year's supply of Black Star beer MarketWire

Typhoon! Restaurants Close Saturday, Feb. 4
After 17 years of serving classic and elegant Thai cuisine in the Pacific Northwest, Typhoon! Inc. restaurants dished up the last of their specialties on Saturday, Feb. 4. All four locations in Oregon -- including Portland, Beaverton, Gresham and Bend -- and the Redmond, Wash., establishment closed their doors at 9:00 p.m. MarketWire

Endoscope Aids Jacksonville Veterinarians
A Jacksonville animal clinic has found a way to get a better look at the delicate organs that enable patients to hear. Animal Hospital of Onslow County is employing advanced medical technology to examine and perform minor medical procedures on pets' ears MarketWire

Colorado Springs Veterinarian Welcomes New Doctor to Practice
Dr. Scott Hamann, Dr. Corrina Hamann, and the pet care team at Yorkshire Veterinary Hospital recently announced that Dr. Katie Phillips, DVM, will be joining their practice in March 2012. Katie's extensive experience in small animal, exotic and avian veterinary medicine will be an exciting addition to the services already available at the Yorkshire practice. Dr MarketWire

Laguna Vet and Animal Hospital Provides Support for Local Animal Rescue Organization Animal Crackers
The Laguna Beach Animal Hospital, headed by veterinarian Dr. James A. Levin is supporting the mission of a Laguna animal rescue group called Animal Crackers. The veterinary hospital provides discounted services to the animals rescued by the group, including vaccines, surgery and preventative medical care MarketWire

Ardmore Animal Hospital Offers Laser Surgery to Reduce Pain and Recovery Time
Ardmore Animal Hospital has had great success with laser surgery procedures for pets from The Main Line. The hospital has been providing care to local pets since 1937, and was one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to perform laser surgery on pets MarketWire

Veterinarian in Ontario Launches New Website
Firth Veterinary Hospital in London, ON announced that the practice has launched a new website, New website features include a "Veterinary Topics" library, blog, and "New Patient Center." The veterinary hospital provides full-service pet care for companion animals, including vaccinations, spay and neuter operations, annual wellness exams and surgical care MarketWire

North Miami Beach Veterinarian Debuts New Website
North Miami Beach veterinarian Arch Creek Animal Clinic has announced the debut of their new website: The clinic offers a full spectrum of animal care including puppy and kitten care, care for cats and dogs, pet spay and neuter, pet vaccinations, and pet senior care MarketWire

Lafayette Chiropractor Uses Spinal Adjustments to Treat Allergies
Dr. John Sullivan, a chiropractor who has practiced in Lafayette for 25 years, treats patients who suffer from allergies by implementing non-forceful spinal adjustments MarketWire

16th Annual ADG Awards Winners Announced
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) tonight announced winners of its 16th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in nine categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during black-tie ceremonies at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills MarketWire

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