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Inflation in Developed Economies Halved in January

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:23:19 EST
The annual rate of inflation across the world’s developed economies more than halved in January, reaching its lowest level since the recession that followed the global financial crisis.

Slain Kremlin Critic Nemtsov Mourned

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:29:32 EST
Mourners bearing candles and flowers joined government officials and business tycoons to say farewell to Boris Nemtsov, the opposition leader gunned down near Red Square last week.

Federal Agents Raid Alleged 'Maternity Tourism' Businesses Catering to Chinese

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:28:51 EST
Federal agents executed search warrants at several Southern California sites they say are connected to three multimillion-dollar birth-tourism businesses that enabled thousands of Chinese women to travel here and return home with infants born as U.S. citizens.

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Apparel Retailers Break Out: How to Pocket Gains

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:08:38 EST
Long-suffering apparel retailers are back in the game. See which one could be the sleeper stock of the year. US Business

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NBCU Plans to Launch Comedy Video Service

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:02:44 EST
Comcast’s NBCUniversal is aiming to launch a comedy-focused subscription Web video service later this year, as interest grows in reaching young online viewers who don’t watch traditional TV.

Crackdown Deals Macau a Rough Hand

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:31:38 EST
Macau gambling revenue remained in a free fall in February, sinking 49% from a year earlier amid China’s crackdown on corruption.

Insurers' Biggest Fear: A Health-Law Death Spiral

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:23:00 EST
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Wednesday in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The case focuses on federal subsidies that help lower-income consumers purchase plans, and the court’s decision could unravel the marketplaces created by the law.

International Business Times

Washington Marijuana Store Defies County Pot Sale Ban, ‘The Gallery’ Opens Over Weekend

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:23:00 -0500
Customers lined up outside a newly minted retail pot store in Pierce County, Washington, Sunday afternoon to get their hands on some legal weed, despite the shop having opened in a county that outlawed such marijuana retailers last year. The owners of the store, called The Gallery, were the first in Washington to defy such a ban, but said they believe the county would probably look the other way, a testament to the sometimes uncomfortable contrast between state and local marijuana laws.

J C Penney Company Inc (JCP) Boosted Sales Over The Holidays, But Shares Tumble Over Big Profit Miss Amid A Company Turnaround

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:25:19 -0500
J.C. Penney Co. (NYSE:JCP) shares were down over 10 percent Friday morning, to $8.24, as investors punished the struggling retailer for a fourth-quarter earnings miss despite signs that its turnaround efforts are paying off in increased store traffic. The share price plummeted by more than 13 percent in premarket trading.

Tesco Could Lay Off 10,000 As New Leadership Arrives To Fix Britain’s Largest Retailer

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:42:14 -0500
Six months after David Lewis became the boss of Britain’s largest retailer, Tesco PLC employees are facing more layoffs than previously announced.

International Business Times

World's First Full-Scale Carbon Capture And Storage Project To Launch At Canada's Boundary Dam Plant

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:41:15 -0400
The world’s first commercial-scale “carbon capture and storage” (CCS) project is set to launch this week at a coal-fired power plant in Canada. The $1.4 billion development marks a major milestone for the fledgling technology, which is seen as critical for cutting global warming pollution from fossil fuels.

International Business Times

Oil Tops $60 For First Time In 2015; Oversupply Persists

Sat, 14 Feb 2015 01:37:10 -0500
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil closed up for a second straight week on Friday after another drop in the U.S. rig count, and Brent crude hit a 2015 high above $60 a barrel, but market skeptics cautioned the rally could fade because supplies keep coming. Many traders and analysts believe there is a global oversupply of nearly two million barrels per day of crude oil.They say little has changed fundamentally to explain the price rebound of the past two weeks.

As China Economy Slows, Producers Take Blame For Plunge In Copper, Iron Ore

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:05:25 -0500
Global economic developments this week are raising questions about what’s driving the steep drop in energy and metals commodities. Economists are blaming the price declines on producers, who they say are causing a global glut.

Iron Ore, Copper, Oil Prices: Is This The Beginning Of A Global Slowdown, Or Just A Supply Glut?

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:12:25 -0500
Oil, copper and iron ore prices continue to fall sharply, raising concerns about a possible downturn in the global economy. The oversupply of oil that led to a 55 percent decline in crude prices since last spring is largely to blame for recent price drops in key energy and mining commodities. Demand has slowed for commodities, as China’s economic growth decelerates and other emerging-market countries face a stronger U.S. dollar.

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