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eMediaWorld Markets ending volatile week on steady note

August 24, 2013 4:50 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld Markets ending volatile week on steady note

LONDON — Stocks made some modest gains Friday at the end of a week that’s been dominated by speculation over when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start reducing its stimulus. Aside from a whopping 13 percent fall in U.S. new home sales in July, there’s been little economic news to […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Egypt’s ousted leader Mubarak under house arrest

August 23, 2013 10:57 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Egypt’s ousted leader Mubarak under house arrest

CAIRO — Wearing a white T-shirt and flashing a smile, Hosni Mubarak was transferred from prison Thursday to a Nile-side military hospital where he will be under house arrest, a reversal of fortune for the former president who was ousted by a popular uprising and is on trial for complicity […]

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eMediaWorld.com Emerging markets take brunt of Fed tapering fears

August 20, 2013 3:59 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Emerging markets take brunt of Fed tapering fears

LONDON — Shares around the world, particularly those in emerging economies, fell Tuesday as investors braced for the phasing out of a U.S. central bank stimulus program that has shored up markets for the past few years. Stock benchmarks and currencies in developing countries such as India and Indonesia have […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Greece pushes on with privatizations amid scandal Stelios Stavridis

August 19, 2013 12:50 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Greece pushes on with privatizations amid scandal Stelios Stavridis

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s privatization fund said Monday it is pressing on with the sale of another state-owned company, just a day after its chief executive was sacked for accepting favors from a businessman involved in a deal. The fund, known as HRADF, said it is seeking a buyer to […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Snowden reporter David Miranda not silenced by detention

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Snowden reporter David Miranda not silenced by detention

RIO DE JANEIRO — An American journalist who has written stories based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden said Monday he’ll publish with more fervor after British authorities detained his partner. London police detained David Miranda, who is in a civil union with reporter Glenn […]

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eMediaWorld.com 2013 Oil falls below $107 as stock markets stall

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eMediaWorld.com 2013 Oil falls below $107 as stock markets stall

MARKETS – The price of oil fell below $107 a barrel Monday as traders pondered the effects of the Egyptian crisis on transport costs and whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will start to reduce its monetary stimulus next month. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for September delivery was […]

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eMediaWorld.com Markets muted despite earlier China volatility

August 18, 2013 5:48 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Markets muted despite earlier China volatility

LONDON — Financial markets were ending the week on a subdued tone Friday, as expectations grew that the Federal Reserve will soon start to reduce its monetary stimulus. Chinese shares, by contrast, had a hugely volatile day after a trading frenzy that was blamed on one brokerage’s mistaken computerized orders. […]

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eMediaWorld.com Spanish fishing flotilla protests near Gibraltar

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eMediaWorld.com Spanish fishing flotilla protests near Gibraltar

LA LINEA DE LA CONCEPCION, Spain — Spanish fishermen in some 60 fishing boats protested on Sunday the building of an artificial reef near the disputed British territory of Gibraltar. The construction of the reef has soured relations between Madrid and London. The fishermen claim the reef of around 70 […]

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eMediaWorld.com: Drug lord’s release painful for victims’ relatives

August 17, 2013 10:07 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com: Drug lord’s release painful for victims’ relatives

MEXICO CITY — On a sunny winter morning in 1984, two young American couples dressed in their Sunday best walked door to door in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara, trying to spread their faith as Jehovah’s Witnesses. A few hours later they disappeared. The next month an American journalist […]

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eMediaWorld.com Power Companies Offer Free Nights and Weekends

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eMediaWorld.com Power Companies Offer Free Nights and Weekends

NEW YORK — Electric bills have long been take-it-or-leave-it affairs: Pay one rate for all the power you used the month before, no matter when you used it. But some electric companies want to shake-up that rigid business model. They are increasingly offering plans that sound like come-ons from mobile […]

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