Google founders each
own 16% of stock
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each own nearly 16 percent of the Internet search engine leader that they launched nearly six years ago - stakes expected be worth at least $3 billion apiece after the company's initial public offering of stock.
Page owns 15.7 percent of Google's outstanding shares and Brin holds a 15.6 percent stake, according to Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed Friday.
rises 2.8% in year
WASHINGTON - Personal bankruptcies rose 2.8 percent in the 12 months ending March 31, continuing the upward trend of recent years but marking a more moderate increase than in earlier months, data released Friday show. New personal bankruptcy filings rose to 1,618,062 from 1,573,720 in the 12 months ending March 31, 2003, according to the data from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
MOSCOW - Ending months of uncertainty, Russia agreed Friday to speed up its ratification of the Kyoto Protocol on combating global warming after the European Union offered to support its longtime bid to join the World Trade Organization.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the two issues were not linked, but he added that a compromise after years of tense talks helped assuage some of Russia's economic concerns, clearing the path for faster movement on Kyoto.
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