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Worldwide tablet shipments miss targets
TabletMay 21, 2014 ET
According to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, tablet shipments are expected to grow 58.7% year over year in 2013 reaching 229.3 million units, up from 144.5 million units last year.
New Jersey to protect citizens along Route 35
New Jersey Route 35May 21, 2014 ET
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) of New Jersey has awarded a contract to construct and install four miles of steel sheet piling into the beaches of Mantoloking and Brick to protect Route 35 and nearby homes and businesses from future severe storms, Commissioner Bob Martin announced.
Companies plan to increase investment in technology
TechnologyMay 21, 2014 ET
More organisations are reporting increases in investment in technology than at any time since 2006 as business confidence returns and companies act fast to play catch up on their digital offering.
European central banks renew gold agreement
GoldMay 21, 2014 ET
A group of 21 European central banks said they have no plans to sell significant amounts of gold over the next five years.
Petrol most expensive in Denmark, cheapest in Emirates
Petrol DenmarkMay 21, 2014 ET
The most expensive place to fill up a tank with petrol is Denmark, according to the report by Louth accountants, UHY Farrelly Dawe White.
Italy only G7 member with negative Q1 GDP
ItalyMay 21, 2014 ET
Italian gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 0.1% in the first quarter of 2014 with respect to the previous quarter and by 0.5% with respect to the first quarter of last year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said.
Norway's growth below trend in first quarter
NorwayMay 21, 2014 ET
Norway's Q1 growth remained below trend and was slightly below forecasts, as rising household consumption countered slowing investment in housing and manufacturing.
S.Korea's producer prices decline for 19th straight month
South KoreaMay 20, 2014 ET
South Korea's producer prices fell last month, posting a longest decline in the country's history, on the back of lower commodity prices and the currency's ascent to the U.S. dollar, central bank data showed.
Integrating purchasing, logistics yields better business results
LogisticsMay 20, 2014 ET
Organizations that closely integrate their purchasing and logistics functions deliver better business results, according to a new study from UT's Global Supply Chain Institute.
Billionaires are scary smart
BillionairesMay 20, 2014 ET
Billionaires are able to accumulate their massive wealth because they are "scary smart", a new study has revealed.
Florida to finance space programs with $42.5 million
Florida spaceMay 20, 2014 ET
Florida legislators authorized $42.5 million for space-related programs for the state's 2015 budget year that begins July 1, including revamping the space shuttle's runway and landing facilities at the Kennedy Space Center for commercial users.
Investing in China fuels development of Italian companies
Vincenzo De LucaMay 20, 2014 ET
Investing in the Chinese market can act as a springboard for Italian companies in times of economic crisis, Director for Internationalization of the Italian Foreign Ministry Vincenzo De Luca said.