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APEC Finance Ministers Look to Infrastructure to Boost Growth

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:39:31 EDT
Finance ministers from Pacific Rim nations said the global economy “still faces persistent weakness in demand” and they looked to infrastructure spending to boost growth.

Coal Miners Flood Market

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:02:19 EDT
Miners are shoveling more metallurgical coal on to a global market already awash with the steelmaking commodity, delaying any recovery in prices that are at multiyear lows.

Falling Commodity Prices Lift India's Economy

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:07:19 EDT
The slump in global commodity prices, especially for energy, is proving a boon to India.

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Stocks’ Recent Rally May Not Last

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:23:48 EDT
All the sectors that are keys to market health are lagging, including retail, technology, home building, banks and small-caps. Caveat emptor.

Katherine Krill: She Knows What Women Want

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:02:14 EDT
ANN Inc. CEO Katherine Krill brought the posh women’s clothing retailer back from a financial-crisis brink. Now, a new challenge: activist investors. US Business

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Tesco Chairman to Step Down

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:40:37 EDT
Tesco said Chairman Richard Broadbent would step down as it revealed the accounting practices that led to an overstatement of its profit had occurred in prior periods as well.

Rio's CEO, CFO Terms Extended

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:05:55 EDT
Rio Tinto PLC extended the tenure of chief executive Sam Walsh, rewarding him for restoring capital discipline to the iron-ore miner after a run of hefty write-downs from soured acquisitions.

Air Bag Recalls Trigger New Scrutiny

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:36:06 EDT
A suddenly expanded recall of air bags is turning into a new safety crisis for the auto industry and intensifying scrutiny of U.S. regulators’ ability to oversee auto makers and their suppliers.

International Business Times

Halloween Costs 2014: Americans Will Spend More To Celebrate This Year

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The price of celebrating Halloween this year may spook you. The National Retail Federation predicts that Americans will spend $7.4 billion on Halloween goodies in 2014, according to a news release. The average person will spend $77.52 – about $2.50 more than last year.

Retail Sales Fell More Than Expected In September Despite iPhone 6 Sales

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Despite a forecast for growth due to a surge in electronics sales from the iPhone 6, overall retail sales in September fell, according to advanced estimates by the Commerce Department. The drop signals that consumers pulled back their spending more than economists predicted. Inc. Plans Stores In San Francisco, Sacramento In Addition To New York City

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Customers have long used retail stores for window shopping for their online purchases, but Inc. is hoping they will do a little of both in its new, temporary retail outlets.

International Business Times

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

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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.

Marijuana Trademarks: Product Owners Struggle With Federal Trademarks

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A booming American cannabis industry has fostered a growing group of entrepreneurs looking to make millions from marijuana products. But even in states where recreational use is legal, enterprising business owners are seeing their profits go up in smoke due to another legal snag - the lack of protection for intellectual property.

New York Times Plans Job Cuts And Will Eliminate About 100 Newsroom Jobs: Report

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The New York Times unveiled plans for job cuts on Wednesday as part of a companywide restructuring intended to safeguard the newspaper’s long-term profitability.  About 100 newsroom jobs will be eliminated, in addition to a smaller number of positions from the editorial and business operations. If the Times cannot get enough people to leave voluntarily, they will offer buyouts and resort to layoffs.

International Business Times

Record Global Soybean, Wheat Crops Expected As Rice, Corn Yields Stay Flat

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The 2014-2015 season’s soybean and wheat crops are on track to set records, while rice and corn look poised to be more in line with last season’s record crops. Soybean production is expected to hit 310 million tons, about 10 percent higher than last year’s output, according to the International Grains Council’s September Grain Market Report released Thursday. That increase is expected to continue as new soy plantings boost yields in parts of Brazil and Argentina.

Glut In Natural Rubber Seen Shrinking As Prices Drop And China Car Sales Rise

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Natural rubber supplies ballooned in recent years as Asian producers cranked up the tree taps and consumers curbed their demand. Now, the glut appears ready to pop. The global surplus is poised to shrink by nearly 50 percent in 2015 as the trends reverse, according to the International Rubber Study Group.

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