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August 27, 2014 Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty
New York Times - In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a îUnited Nationsî summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some...
August 26, 2014 China corruption watchdog investigating execs at Volkswagen JVSource: Trust.org
China's corruption watchdog said on Tuesday it is investigating one former and one current executive at Volkswagen AG's Chinese venture, FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co Ltd, for "seriously violating the law."
August 26, 2014 Mexico poised for an ‘energy renaissance’ following reformsSource: Fortune
Mexico’s energy reform will bring the country “enormous benefits” and will be a “game changer” for the nation’s role in the global economy, according to report released Monday
In an unexpected and interesting move, Burger King is in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Horton’s Inc., a merger that would be structured as a “tax inversion” which would effectively move Burger King’s...
August 25, 2014 Fewer economists believe US policy on right trackSource: CNBC
The Federal Reserve's monetary policy is headed in the right direction, but the U.S. also needs to enact structural policies in order to stimulate stronger economic growth, according to a new survey released Monday
August 25, 2014 Is your food safe' Not even the FDA may know
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - The îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî also provided seed money this spring to create a research center at Michigan State University to deal with the rising concerns over...
Source: Wall Street OTC
US President Barack Obama’s healthcare insurance law was once seen as a big political advantage for the congressional Democrats as the Affordable Care Act was touted as “the largest tax cut for healthcare in American history.”...
August 25, 2014 Jackson Hole Message Is Labor Markets Don’t Justify Higher RatesSource: Bloomberg
Global central bankers led by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said labor markets still have further to heal before their economies can weather higher interest rates. Even as they signaled international monetary policies are...
August 24, 2014 Sources: WTO Ruled Against U.S. on Country-of-Origin Labeling
Food Safety News - The îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) has ruled against the U.S. in a trade dispute with Canada and Mexico over country-of-origin labeling for meat products, according to anonymous sources who spoke...
August 24, 2014 Will Yum, Burger King Be Next To Feel Russia's Anger'
Investors Business Daily - "Our basket has dropped by 15% since the beginning of the geopolitical tensions (on 28 February 2014), strongly underperforming the îStoxxî 600." "BP owns a 20% stake in Rosneft, which...
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