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February 8, 2016 China's Foreign Reserves Plunge To Lowest Level In Over 3 YearsSource: Fortune
China’s foreign reserves fell for a third straight month in January, as the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan and prevent an increase in capital outflows.
February 8, 2016 Can the WTO Take a Lesson from the Paris Climate Playbook'
The Huffington Post - For many years, climate negotiators have looked longingly at how the World Trade Organization was able to negotiate effective international agreements. But ironically, the Paris climate talks and the WTO...
February 8, 2016 U.S. Is Probing a Possible Half-Billion Dollar Health-Care FraudSource: Fortune
The FBI is reportedly investigating a half-billion dollar health-care fraud scheme involving pain-management creams
Bills Insider - A coalition of consumer groups, the Safe Food Coalition, is commending the new standards while calling on the USDA to take a tougher stance overall on the presence of drug-resistant Salmonella in food. > 1862
February 8, 2016 Crude oil slips as Saudi, Venezuela meeting yields littleSource: Reuters
Crude oil prices eased in thin trade on Monday as a meeting between OPEC producers Saudi Arabia and Venezuela showed little indication that steps would be taken to boost prices.
Source: Washington Post
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian officials pushed back Thursday at claims that the country’s export controls are preventing international researchers from obtaining badly needed samples of the virus.
February 5, 2016 French law forbids food waste by supermarketsSource: The Guardian
France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks.
February 5, 2016 Obama health care law posts respectable sign-up seasonSource: Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Still facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama’s health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, according to figures released Thursday by the administration.
February 5, 2016 California natural gas leak could be capped next week, official saysSource: The Guardian
A California official outlined a plan Thursday to cap the massive Los Angeles-area gas leak by the end of next week.
February 5, 2016 Dollar softening boosts equities, commoditiesSource: Reuters
Global equity markets rose on Thursday as diminished expectations of U.S. interest rate hikes this year pushed the dollar lower, which in turned boosted the prices of many commodities.
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