China new yuan loans up to $169.4B in March

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Beijing, China (4E) – Financial institutions in China issued 1.05tn yuan ($169.4bn) in new yuan loans last month, higher than February’s 644.5bn yuan and slightly beat economists’ estimates, according...
Posted On 15 Apr 2014
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Gas Prices Rise 2.3 Cents in PA

PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.64 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,269 gas outlets in Pennsylvania. This compares with the national average...
Posted On 14 Apr 2014

Dutch girl arrested for tweeting bomb threat to American Airlines

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Rotterdam, Netherlands (4E) – Dutch police arrested a 14-year-old girl from Rotterdam on Monday for tweeting a bomb threat to American Airlines on Sunday. The arrest of the girl named Sarah with Twitter account...
Posted On 14 Apr 2014
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Euro zone industrial output up 0.2 percent in February

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Brussels, Belgium (4E) – Industrial output in the euro area expanded by 0.2 percent in February, matching analysts’ forecast. Growth was boosted by a 0.6 percent rise in intermediate goods and a 0.5 percent...
Posted On 14 Apr 2014
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Hunger in Myanmar’s "dry zone"

<img src="http://www.irinnews.org/images/ (IRIN) – Myanmar's central "dry zone", home to a quarter of its 58 million people, is falling short on food production, pushing local people into hunger, malnutrition and debt. “Getting food is a...
Posted On 11 Apr 2014
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Hunger in Myanmar’s "dry zone"

<img src="http://www.irinnews.org/images/ (IRIN) – Myanmar's central "dry zone", home to a quarter of its 58 million people, is falling short on food production, pushing local people into hunger, malnutrition and debt. “Getting food is a...
Posted On 11 Apr 2014
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New-concept flood insurance could help Bangladesh’s poor

<img src="http://www.irinnews.org/images/ (IRIN) – A new insurance scheme in which pre-determined flood thresholds trigger speedy compensation offers hope for poor people in flood-prone Bangladesh, experts say. “Floods adversely impact the ability of the poor...
Posted On 11 Apr 2014
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Germany inflation up 1.0 percent in March, still lowest since mid-2010

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Berlin, Germany (4E) – Germany’s inflation rate declined to its lowest level in over three years in March, according to government data released Friday. The cost of living in Europe’s largest economy...
Posted On 11 Apr 2014
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China inflation accelerates by 2.4 percent in March, but deflations risks remain

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Beijing, China (4E) – Inflation in China rose to 2.4 percent in March from the same month last year, boosted by higher cost of food, according to government data released Friday, though risk of deflation still...
Posted On 11 Apr 2014
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GM suspends 2 engineers linked to delayed recall

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Detroit, MI, United States (4E) – General Motors Co. announced Thursday it suspended two engineers with pay as part of its ongoing internal investigation into the delayed recalled of cars with defective ignition...
Posted On 10 Apr 2014
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