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Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys In Talks To End Ecclestone Trial

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Prosecutors and attorneys for  Bernie Ecclestone are "in talks about a possible deal to end" the F1 CEO's bribery trial in Germany. His defense team today called for "proceedings to be closed, citing a lack of evidence that Ecclestone was criminally responsible and asserting that the proc...

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Golfsmith Seeing Revenue Increases

Golfsmith CEO Marty Hanaka said that after "several difficult years, the nation's largest specialty golf retailer is now starting to see the results of a major retooling effort," according to Barry Harrell of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. Golfsmith has “reported jumps in revenue for ...

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08/16/11
Sheets Looks For Niche In Energy Category

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08/16/11
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ESPN.com's David Ubben reported one of the most popular T-shirts currently on the Texas A&M campus in one "bearing the unofficial slogan of the Texas A&M fan base: 'SECede.'" A&M fans "have snapped up all" of the supply at Aggieland Outfitters, an apparel store near the College Station c ...

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08/15/11
Dick's Launches Concussion Prevention Campaign

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08/15/11
Carlsberg Official Beer Provider Of Emirates Stadium

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