Heineken sells asset to Crown Holdings

Jose Castro – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Amsterdam, Netherlands (4E) – Heineken, the Dutch brewing giant, announced Monday that an agreement was forged to sell its Mexican packaging operations to Crown Holdings Inc. The deal is expected to be worth USD1.2...
Posted On 01 Sep 2014
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Telefonica set to leave deal with Telecom Italia

Jose Castro – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Madrid, Spain (4E) – Once the purchase of GVT is completed with Vivendi, the next move for Telefonica is to exit the agreement it had forged with Telecom Italia. This was announced by its chairman Monday, which...
Posted On 01 Sep 2014
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Locusts envelop Madagascar capital

Jose Castro – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Antanarivo, Madagascar (4E) – Antanarivo, the capital of Madagascar, was the site of a phenomenon that has been described in the Bible. On Thursday, the bustling metropolis was swarmed by billions of locusts, leaving...
Posted On 01 Sep 2014
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Nokia Here Maps coming to Android exclusively with Samsung

Cesar Ian S. Fuentes – Fourth Estate Cooperative Tech Contributor Helsinki, Finland (4E) – Nokia will be bringing its famed HERE Maps to Android ecosystem. The Finnish brand has been under Microsoft’s umbrella after the long awaited acquisition. This made the...
Posted On 31 Aug 2014
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Rescue efforts free 22 miners in Nicaragua landslide

Jose Castro – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Bonanza, Nicaragua (4E) – The continued efforts of rescuers overnight paid off as the team was able to extract 20 of the 26 trapped miners in Nicaragua. The miners were sealed in their shaft after a mudslide covered...
Posted On 31 Aug 2014
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Tesla expands in China as stock price hits new high

Jose Castro – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Beijing, China (4E) – Tesla Motors had recently announced the signing of a new deal to build about 400 new charging stations throughout China. At the same time, Tesla’s stock price hit its record high. The...
Posted On 31 Aug 2014
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Samsung outs Gear S smartwatch with curved Super AMOLED display and 3G connectivity

Cesar Ian S. Fuentes – Fourth Estate Cooperative Tech Contributor Seoul, South Korea (4E) – Samsung is the current leader when it comes to smartwatches. The fact that it has released a plethora of watches in the last twelve months solidifies its claim to have the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2014
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Domino’s Pizza international franchise net profit up 50 percent

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Springwood, Australia (4E) – Domino’s Pizza’s international franchise, Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited (DPE), has reported a 50 percent increase in net profit before interest, taxes,...
Posted On 29 Aug 2014
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Brazil falls into recession as GDP slips 0.6 percent

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Brasilia, Brazil (4E) – Brazil’s economy in the second quarter slid into a technical recession, prompting the government to lower its growth forecast for 2014. The country’s gross domestic product...
Posted On 29 Aug 2014
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Euro zone inflation down to 0.3 percent as prices fall further

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Brussels, Belgium (4E) – Inflation in the euro zone fell to 0.3 percent on an annual basis, compared with 0.4 percent in July, according to initial estimates from the European Union’s statistics agency...
Posted On 29 Aug 2014
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