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China GDP growth at lowest level since 2009

Apr 13, 2012
The last three months in China were the worst for the country’s economic growth since 2009 -- 8.1 percent GDP, compared with 8.9 percent last quarter.
Posted In: China, GDP

Slamming the brakes on China's GDP growth

Apr 13, 2012
Imagine if the U.S. Economy grew at 8.1 percent a year instead of the 3 perecent we've been living with. But in China this means slower growth recorded in the first three months of the year.
Posted In: China, GDP

India's first responses to earthquake and tsunami warnings

Apr 11, 2012
An 8.6 magnitude earthquake centered nearly 300 miles off of Indonesia has people around the Indian Ocean as far away as East Africa moving to higher ground. An 8.2 aftershock three hours later prompted a second tsunami warning.
Posted In: tsunami, earthquake, Indonesia

Greek police officers, vehicles for rent

Apr 10, 2012
The new scheme could help the police force raise money and stop the taxpayer from footing the bill.
Posted In: Greece, police, Greek debt

Sony to cut 10,000 jobs

Apr 9, 2012
The electronics company will be losing about 6 percent of its workforce. It's the first major move by Sony's new CEO.
Posted In: Sony

Youth unemployment in Europe at dangerous levels

Apr 6, 2012
While the U.S. continues to see optimistic job gains, the situation in Europe is not looking so hopeful. The worst affected group by far are the young.
Posted In: youth, Unemployment

Spain continues to struggle against debt problems

Apr 5, 2012
Government borrowing costs reach a five month high in Spain, having many worried that the country will soon take the biggest problem in Europe crown from Greece.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis

China's premier calls for break up of bank monopoly

Apr 4, 2012
A top Chinese official called for the country to crack down on its bank monopoly. Small businesses have had trouble getting loans and that's putting a damper on China's growth.
Posted In: China

Oil leak in Scotland continues to cost Total

Apr 3, 2012
An oil rig off the coast of Scotland has been leaking oil into the North Sea for five days. The rig is owned by French gas company Total, and is costing millions a day in lost revenue and attempted repairs.
Posted In: Scotland, Oil

Finalists picked for major economics prize

Apr 3, 2012
The experts have so far had a hard time figuring out what to do if a country like Greece decides to leave the euro, so one British businessman set up a contest in search of ideas.
Posted In: prize

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