Fortified food – persuading the private sector to do good

<img src="http://www.irinnews.org/images/ (IRIN) – With a certain amount of fanfare, Nigeria has just officially become a middle income country. It is not the sort of country associated with widespread hunger, or a country where people normally get, or expect to...
Posted On 18 Apr 2014
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Gabler: WhiteWave Purchases former International Custom Products Building

DUBOIS – State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) is applauding Colorado-based WhiteWave Food Company’s decision to purchase the former International Custom Products building on Oklahoma Salem Road in Sandy Township. The move by WhiteWave, which produces brand names Alpro,...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014

China GDP expands 7.4 percent in Q1

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Beijing, China (4E) – China’s gross domestic product (GDP) rose by a better-than-expected 7.4 percent in the first three months of 2014, but slower compared with the 7.7 percent growth in the final quarter...
Posted On 16 Apr 2014
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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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