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Economy takes center stage in Iran election

Jun 14, 2013
Iran’s economy is likely to be a major election issue, as the country faces crippling international sanctions, 30 percent unemployment, and soaring inflation.
Posted In: Iran, elections

Turkey's economic growth cuts both ways for Erdogan

Jun 13, 2013
Turkey's economy under prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has grown steadily, giving him the support of many businesses.
Posted In: turkey, istanbul

Businesses and investors take heat in Turkey's protests

Jun 12, 2013
In the past few days, Turkey's Prime Minister has lashed out against members of the business community -- among others -- for supporting the protests. How are they responding?
Posted In: turkey

Can money and planning stop future flooding in Europe?

Jun 11, 2013
Residents of Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and beyond are still wading through high waters today. Severe flooding has led to the deaths of at least 24 people.
Posted In: flood, Europe, weather

E.T. phone home: In search of Atari's lost E.T. video game

Jun 5, 2013
A Canadian gaming company is trying to uncover the 30-year mystery of Atari's E.T. video game and its alleged desert disappearance.
Posted In: atari, video games

New sanctions on Iran target currency, car industry

Jun 4, 2013
There will be new penalties for financial institutions that deal in Iranian currency, which should cause the rial to devalue further. But new sanctions on the country's car industry could be felt more acutely.
Posted In: Iran, sanctions, currency, rial

EU unemployment hits 12.2%, 'Blockupy' activists protest ECB

May 31, 2013
European unemployment hit a new record high in April. 12.2 percent, or about 20 million people, across the 17 countries that use the euro are out of work.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Unemployment, Eurozone, ECB

The Philippines tops China in GDP growth

May 30, 2013
Which country has the highest economic growth rate in the Asia-Pacific region? It's not China, but the Philippines, which grew at a surprising rate of 7.8 percent last quarter.
Posted In: philippines, asia

German railway plans to combat graffiti with drones

May 30, 2013
While the debate continues over domestic use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the U.S., Germany is considering using drones to stop graffiti artists in their tracks.
Posted In: drones, graffiti, Germany

Mighty Germany gets a wake up call about unemployment

May 29, 2013
The number of unemployed Germans rose more than four times what analysts had expected in May. Still Europe's largest economy held onto its jobless rate of 6.9 percent -- lower than the majority of euro zone countries.
Posted In: Germany, Unemployment, Europe debt crisis

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