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Monday, August 29, 2005

Weekend News Roundup

The agent who says he sold the idea of Sex and the City to HBO is suing author Candace Bushnell, who created it, claiming an agreement to give him 10 percent of the profits she earned.

The financially troubled Eurotunnel is being sued by its main sales agents, who claim its conspired to get confidential information to help it break its contracts with them.

A “politically connected” firm whose contract was terminated by the state of Illinois for “defraud[ing] the state out of tens of thousands of dollars” is suing to have its contract reinstated.

Boeing has unveiled an “improved” offer to its machinists; the deal does not include a general pay raise but does include some cash payments to workers.

In Pakistan there’s debate over construction of a thermal power station, with some pushing for a sole-source agreement with a Japanese firm (backed by a Japanese government loan) and others calling for an international competition going to the low bidder.

Striking faculty at Youngstown State University have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, allowing classes to start today.

America’s Hunt Oil Company has landed an oil exploration contract for about 9.5 million acres in Namibia’s Luderitz Basin offshore area.

The management contract for D.C.’s proposed new $280 million baseball stadium has been awarded to a Maryland firm.

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