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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.
mining.com - The export quotas â which Japan and the US took all the way to the îWorld Trade Organizationî dispute resolution body â appears to have become a meaningless exercise. China only exported some...
January 7, 2013 Dollar Ends First Week of 2013 Higher Versus Euro on Fed OutlookSource: Bloomberg
The dollar closed higher versus the euro in the first week of the year after the Federal Reserve suggested bond-buying operations may end in the middle of 2013 and concern grew the U.S. will struggle to reach a debt accord.
January 3, 2013 Cost of combating climate change surges as world delays - studySource: Reuters
An agreement by almost 200 nations to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions from 2020 will be far more costly than taking action now to tackle climate change, according to research published on Wednesday.
January 2, 2013 U.S. fiscal cliff deal prompts broad global market rallySource: Reuters
A long-awaited deal to avoid a U.S. fiscal crisis prompted a broad global market rally on Wednesday, with shares and commodities rising sharply while the dollar and safe-haven government bonds fell.
December 31, 2012 Eurozone live: Angela Merkel warns crisis is 'far from over'Source: Guardian.co.uk
Despite the economic turmoil, it's been a good year for stock markets with many indices posting double-digit gains during 2012 (we'll have a full round-up once European trading finishes in around 30 minutes)
December 31, 2012 China's factory activity hits 19-month highSource: Globe and Mail
China’s manufacturing activity surged to a 19-month high in December, British bank HSBC said Monday, adding to signs of recovery in the world’s second-largest economy
December 27, 2012 Exporters lead jump in Japanese sharesSource: FT.com
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December 27, 2012 Signs of Changes Taking Hold in Electronics Factories in ChinaSource: NY Times
CHENGDU, China — One day last summer, Pu Xiaolan was halfway through a shift inspecting iPad cases when she received a beige wooden chair with white stripes and a high, sturdy back.
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