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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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 10 Apr 2014
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Kenya’s Sharia-friendly livestock insurance

<img src="http://www.irinnews.org/images/ (IRIN) – A mutual insurance scheme based on Islamic Sharia law has been launched to reduce the impact of extreme weather events on pastoral livelihoods in Kenya's arid northern regions where perennial drought often...
Posted On 09 Apr 2014
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Toyota recalls 6.39 million cars over engine starter, seat rail defects

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Tokyo, Japan (4E) – Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday the recall of 6.39 million cars, including 1.8 million units in the U.S. The recalled cars belong to 27 models, including the Corolla, Yaris, Matrix...
Posted On 09 Apr 2014
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News Corp acquires UK shopping site of Handpicked Companies Ltd.

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor London, England, United Kingdom (4E) – News Corp bought UK luxury-shopping website Handpicked Companies Ltd., in an effort by the newspaper publisher to continue in pushing into new online tools and resources. The...
Posted On 09 Apr 2014
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David Jones agrees to be acquired by South Africa’s Woolworths Holdings

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Sydney, Australia (4E) – South African retail chain Woolworths Holdings Ltd. moves to takeover David Jones Ltd. that values the business at 2.15bn Australian dollars ($2bn). Australia’s biggest department...
Posted On 09 Apr 2014
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China approves Nokia’s sale of handset unit to Microsoft

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Beijing, China (4E) – China’s Ministry of Commerce formally approved Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia devices and services business, marking a huge step towards the completion of the deal. Chinese...
Posted On 08 Apr 2014
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Australia business confidence down in March; business conditions improve

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Canberra, Australia (4E) – Business confidence in Australia dropped in March to the lowest level since the Federal election in September, while business conditions increased slightly, according to a national...
Posted On 08 Apr 2014
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Japan current account returns to surplus in February

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Tokyo, Japan (4E) – The current account in Japan swung back to surplus in February from the previous month’s record deficit as income from overseas investments offset trade and services deficits. The...
Posted On 07 Apr 2014
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Gas Prices Average $3.61 in PA

PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have risen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.61 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,269 gas outlets in Pennsylvania. This compares with the national average...
Posted On 07 Apr 2014