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Fed tapering concerns dominate markets

November 25, 2013 9:18 AM0 comments
Fed tapering concerns dominate markets

LONDON — Concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut its monetary stimulus kept European and Asian markets in check Thursday, but U.S. stocks recouped previous losses. On Wednesday, U.S. investors were spooked by the minutes to the last Fed policy meeting and that caution carried through into the Asian […]

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Swiss to Vote on Guaranteed $2800 Monthly Income for All Adults

October 5, 2013 9:56 AM0 comments
Swiss to Vote on Guaranteed $2800 Monthly Income for All Adults

BERNE — Switzerland will hold a vote on whether to introduce a basic income for all adults, in a further sign of growing public activism over pay inequality since the financial crisis. A grassroots committee is calling for all adults in Switzerland to receive an unconditional income of 2,500 Swiss […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Climate report struggles with temperature quirks

September 20, 2013 4:02 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Climate report struggles with temperature quirks

STOCKHOLM — Scientists working on a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling over how to address a wrinkle in the meteorological data that has given ammunition to global-warming skeptics: The heating of Earth’s surface appears to have slowed in the past 15 years even though greenhouse gas emissions […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Shipwrecked Concordia wrested off Italian reef

September 16, 2013 10:14 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Shipwrecked Concordia wrested off Italian reef

GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy — In an unprecedented maritime salvage operation, engineers on Monday gingerly wrestled the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia off the Italian reef where the cruise ship has been stuck since January 2012. But progress was much slower than predicted and the delicate operation to rotate the […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports 007 ‘submarine car’ sells for $865,000

September 10, 2013 6:41 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports 007 ‘submarine car’ sells for $865,000

LONDON — A car that transformed into a submarine in the James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me” has been sold at a London auction for 550,000 pounds ($865,000). The distinctively-shaped white Lotus Esprit, designed for an underwater scene in the 1977 film starring Roger Moore, was sold at […]

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eMediaWorld Dutch gov’t to reprivatize ABN Amro via listing

August 24, 2013 4:46 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld Dutch gov’t to reprivatize ABN Amro via listing

AMSTERDAM — The Dutch government plans to re-privatize ABN Amro NV, the bank that was nationalized five years ago to help prevent a meltdown of the financial system, via a stock market listing that will happen next year at the earliest, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday. “Our conclusion is […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Glencore Xstrata $7.66 billion charge hits profit

August 20, 2013 3:55 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Glencore Xstrata $7.66 billion charge hits profit

GENEVA — Newly-merged commodities and mining group Glencore Xstrata Plc reported a near $9 billion first-half loss as it wrote down the value of its mining assets by a hefty $7.66 billion. The write-down, the Swiss-based company said Tuesday alongside half-year results, reflected “the broader negative mining industry environment” and […]

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eMediaWorld.com: Legal tussle erupts over bones of Richard III

August 16, 2013 4:25 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com: Legal tussle erupts over bones of Richard III

LONDON — He’s been deposed, reviled, buried and dug up, and now a new battle looms over England’s King Richard III. A British High Court judge on Friday granted a group of Richard’s relatives permission to challenge plans to rebury the 15th-century monarch in the central England city of Leicester, […]

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eMediaWorld.com: Restrained mourning for Dutch prince Friso

August 13, 2013 4:25 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com: Restrained mourning for Dutch prince Friso

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS — The Dutch are mourning the death of Prince Friso with reserve and restraint — fitting to a man who avoided publicity and surrendered his place in the line of succession to marry his wife. Friso died Monday at age 44, of complications from a skiing accident in […]

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eMediaWorld.com Influx of refugees creates tension in Germany

August 9, 2013 6:55 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Influx of refugees creates tension in Germany

BERLIN — Daniel Krawczyk is convinced bad things will happen to his Berlin neighborhood once the refugees move in: “They’ll break into our basements,” he says, “steal our kids’ cell phones, bring crime and violence and take away our jobs.” The 29-year-old janitor in the eastern outskirts of Berlin is […]

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