Empire State Development (ESD) has approved more than $14.5 million in New York State Broadband Grants to support nine projects that will expand access to broadband services for nearly 30,000 residents and more than 2,000 businesses.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the availability of funding for college tours to provide low-income students from across the state an opportunity to experience college first-hand and increase their interest in continuing their education beyond high school.
After the "rupee payment mechanism" for trading with Iran kicked in last year, India's exports to the Persian Gulf country rose steeply, as Iran needs to buy goods from India to make use of the rupees that it gets for its oil exports.
China's apparent oil demand in November fell by 2.1% to an average 9.9 million barrels per day (b/d) or 40.88 million metric tons (mt) versus year-ago data, according to a Platts analysis of China's latest government data.
As of December 10, China had purchased 26 million metric tons of U.S. soy, primarily for use in China's growing edible oil and feed market. This is .5 million tons higher than China's U.S. soy imports for the entire 2012-2013 market year.