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Striking South African metalworkers lower their wage demand - union Labour unions representing striking South African metalworkers have submitted a lower wage demand to employers, two union representatives said on Sunday, to try to end the walkout battering Africa's most developed economy. The walkout, coming just we
Yahoo! News | Jul 20, 2014 3:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Popular French PM Valls loses shine as approval ratings slips French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has slipped below a 50 percent approval rating for the first time since he was nominated in a March cabinet reshuffle, a poll showed on Sunday, as President Francois Hollande remained deeply unpopular. Valls, who replace
Yahoo! News | Jul 20, 2014 11:39 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Transcorp to expand Nigerian hotel, power investments - CEO Nigerian conglomerate Transcorp plans to invest around $110 million to expand its hotel network in Africa's biggest economy as it seeks to tap into a growing market for business travellers, its chief executive said on Saturday. New hotels are springing up
Yahoo! News | Jul 20, 2014 11:07 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Heavy clashes erupt around Tripoli airport Heavy fighting has erupted around Tripoli International Airport, where rival militias have been battling for a week for control of the site, local residents said on Sunday. The fighting broke out just days after one powerful militia said it was ready to p
Yahoo! News | Jul 20, 2014 09:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Finland cashes in on cold by luring data storage firms With freezing winters where the mercury can sink well below zero and cool summers, Finland will never be a destination of choice for the world's sun-seekers. "In Finland we are excited that we can finally turn (our) cold climate and uneventful b
Yahoo! News | Jul 20, 2014 03:49 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Australia carbon tax repeal a 'perfect storm of stupidity' Australia's axing of its carbon tax and a plan to replace it by offering incentives to polluters to increase their energy efficiency is "the perfect storm of stupidity", scientists and academics argue. The repeal of the divisive levy, a fun
Yahoo! News | Jul 20, 2014 03:33 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Turkish economic duo key for markets as Erdogan eyes presidency Markets are keeping a wary eye on the future of Turkey's two key economic policymakers if Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is elected president in August polls. Erdogan is credited with overseeing a transformation of the Turkish economy into a fas
Yahoo! News | Jul 20, 2014 03:33 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Temporary Tenants Give Luxury Homes A Lived-In Look A home-staging company fills vacant properties to make them more attractive to prospective buyers. The occupants pay for the privilege of living the high life even for a short while.
NPR.org | Jul 19, 2014 8:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says The 13 states that lifted their minimum wage levels on Jan. 1 experienced added jobs at a faster pace than the 37 states that kept wage levels steady.
NPR.org | Jul 19, 2014 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
S.Africa will need external funds for bulk of infrastructure projects - FinMin JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will need external funding for the bulk of its 3 trillion rand infrastructure programme to help boost its ailing economy, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Friday. Nene also said in a speech prepared for delivery
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