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February 8, 2013 Bringing the Jobs Back Home: How 'Re-shoring' Is Coming to America
Workforce Management - The nascent shift of work back to U.S. shores does not spell the end of offshoring, says Gad Levanon, an economist with îThe Conference Boardî research firm ... More than just labor savings and...
February 5, 2013 Corporate tax laws need ‘ethical smell test’ – UK government adviserSource: Reuters
LONDON (TrustLaw) – A crackdown on global corporate tax avoidance should include legislation that takes into account an ‘ethical smell test’ so corporations are forced to abide by both the letter and the spirit of the law, said...
Eco-business - In a statement issued Friday, The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS) called on the RSPO to enact rules that ensure the palm oil it certifies is deforestation free. âThe moment is now. There...
January 24, 2013 Japan logs record trade gap in 2012, yen impact yet to showSource: Ruters
Japan logged a record annual trade deficit in 2012 as exports extended a slide in December, signaling that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to weaken the yen have been slow to gain traction.
January 23, 2013 Cameron Promises Britons a Vote on EU MembershipSource: NY Times
LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron promised Britons a far-reaching referendum within five years on membership in the European Union — provided he wins the next election — in a long-awaited speech on Wednesday whose...
January 21, 2013 Is China Running Out Of Workers?Source: Forbes
On Friday, Beijing’s National Bureau of Statistics announced that China’s “working age” population—the 15 to 59 segment—totaled 937.27 million last year. That number, as large as it is, represents a decline of 3.45 million from...
January 17, 2013 BP Projection: U.S. Will Be Energy Self-Sufficient By 2030Source: US News and World Report
Surging domestic production of shale gas and oil means the United States could be virtually energy self-sufficient by 2030 according to a report released Wednesday by British Petroleum
January 16, 2013 Energy exports: The US untapped optionSource: Politico
Historically, we have lived in a nation of energy dependence. Dependence on others for our heating and electricity, and for our fuel for transportation. Yet today, for the first time in generations, we no longer need to view...
January 16, 2013 Walmart Plans to Buy American More OftenSource: NY Times
The manufacturer 1888 Mills produces most of its sheets and towels overseas, in part to keep costs low for retailers like Walmart. But after Walmart gave 1888 Mills a long-term contract for towels made in the United States,...
January 11, 2013 World shares at eight-month high, euro rallies on ECB shiftSource: Reuters
European shares consolidated close to two year highs on Friday after Europe's Central Bank expressed cautious optimism on the euro zone's prospects.
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