Spain GDP rises 0.5 percent in second quarter

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Madrid, Spain (4E) – The Spanish economy expanded in the second quarter, the fastest rate in six years, which contrasts the rest of the euro area where growth was generally flat. Spain’s gross domestic...
Posted On 23 Jul 2014
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Canada retail sales grow 0.7 percent in May

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Ottawa, Canada (4E) – Retail sales growth in Canada slowed down in May, although expanded at a pace that is faster than analysts expected, as sales of new motor vehicles, led by light trucks, reached record high....
Posted On 23 Jul 2014
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South Africa inflation rate stays firm at 6.6 percent in June

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Johanneburg, South Africa (4E) – The annual inflation rate in South Africa stayed at 6.6 percent in June, well above the target rate set by the natios’ central bank. Last week, the South African Reserve Bank...
Posted On 23 Jul 2014
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Global stock value from major capital markets ballooning to $284 trillion by 2030

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Zurich, Switzerland (4E) – The total worth of traded stocks in the world’s top 60 stock exchanges is ballooning to $284.2 trillion by 2030 from the current $62.3 trillion, the Switzerland-based multinational...
Posted On 23 Jul 2014
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Robert Downey, Jr. named this year’s highest paid Hollywood actor

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Robert Downey, Jr. has been named this year’s highest paid actor in Hollywood for the second consecutive year, Forbes announced on Monday. Earning $75 million between June...
Posted On 23 Jul 2014
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Alumni Make Mentoring their Business

How do you find a mentor and why do you need one? In a three-part series, we look at different kinds of mentoring relationships students can seek out. Some are more formal while others grow through time, but all mentorships have benefits for students in the classroom, in their...
Posted On 22 Jul 2014

Infotainment systems to be norm in next generation cars

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor London, United Kingdom (4E) – When British automaker Vauxhall officially unveils its all-new 4th generation Corsa supermini at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October, the compact car’s instrument panel and...
Posted On 22 Jul 2014
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Business and humanitarian action: Overcoming the language barrier

London, United Kingdom (IRIN) – A cloud of mistrust hangs over relations between business and the humanitarian community, the result of decades of mutual suspicion. Aid workers stereotype the private sector as profiteering and unscrupulous; business people write off...
Posted On 22 Jul 2014
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Average Gas Prices Fall 3.7 Cents in PA

PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.68 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,269 gas outlets in Pennsylvania. This compares with the national average...
Posted On 21 Jul 2014

Italy industrial orders drop 1.1 percent in May on lower foreign and domestic demand

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Rome, Italy (4E) – Industrial orders in Italy declined in May due to falling demand from foreign and domestic buyers, a sign that the economic recovery in the euro area’s third-largest economy is still...
Posted On 21 Jul 2014
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