By Tim Gaynor SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Reuters Life!) - Arizona realtor Marie Richert raises the pink, palm-sized gadget and takes aim at the silver foil outline of a man set up in the kitchen of her friend's home.
Marks and Spencer's annual profits hit 1 billion pounds but the retailer cut its staff bonus, having failed to meet internal targets, and warned a slowdown in consumer spending could run until autumn 2009.
Platinum prices spiked to an all-time peak close to 2,300 dollars on Tuesday March 4th as the white metal got fresh support on the back of a weak dollar and supply worries in key producer South Africa.
The price of oil touched an all-time peak of 101.32 dollars a barrel in trading on Thursday, lifted by fears of supply disruptions, according to analysts. Oil's surge helped gold to a record high of 948.
Myanmar opened a lucrative auction of gems on Wednesday, November 14th, despite tightening Western sanctions and calls for a boycott from top international jewellers following the junta's deadly crackdown on protests.
Japan's Fast Retailing, the operator of Uniqlo casual clothing shops, set its sights Tuesday, September 4th on buying a major Western brand as it unveiled plans for a third global flagship store in Paris.