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Business: Page 1346

U.S. retail holiday sales up 2.3%
Black FridayMonday December 2, 2013 1:10PM ET
U.S. retailers saw a 2.3 percent increased in sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Sales at brick-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday rose to $12.3 billion, according to a report from ShopperTrak.
Aviation industry in need of wake up call over safety
Aviation industryMonday December 2, 2013 10:00AM ET
Delegates attending the Aircraft Engineers International (AEI) 41st Annual Congress 2013 in Melbourne, Australia have been informed that known but unreported aircraft defects remains the biggest single threat to passenger safety.
This Thanksgiving iPhone was the buyer No1 among phones
Thanksgiving iPhoneMonday December 2, 2013 8:10AM ET
Branding Brand announced the results of its Mobile Commerce Index for Thanksgiving Day which showed substantial increases in consumers shopping on smartphones.
Chinese Purchasing Managers' Index stable
China factoryMonday December 2, 2013 6:30AM ET
The Purchasing Managers' Index was 51.4, the National Bureau of Statistics and China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said. That's the same as in October.
Music industry seeks to block access to Kickass Torrents
Kickass TorrentsMonday December 2, 2013 4:40AM ET
The Irish subsidiaries of Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music will ask the High Court to order five of the largest broadband providers to block access to Kickass Torrents (Kat), a file-sharing site used by web users to download music and movie files.
The Netherlands has the best healthcare in the Europe
Netherlands healthcareMonday December 2, 2013 3:00AM ET
The Netherlands has retained its position at the top of the annual Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) which compares healthcare systems in Europe.
UK economy growing thanks to Chinese companies
London ChinaMonday December 2, 2013 2:30AM ET
Chinese companies are thriving in the UK and making a significant contribution to the UK economy, according to the Grant Thornton Tou Ying 25 tracker 2013.
Canadians expect employers to pay for skills training
Canada employeesFriday November 29, 2013 11:45AM ET
Canada's skills gap was a major element of the last Federal budget, but when it comes to an up-to-date skill set, who is responsible - the employer or the employee?
Frigid weather puts U.S. wheat crop at risk
U.S. wheatFriday November 29, 2013 11:00AM ET
Frigid weather headed to the U.S. Plains states next week will push the young wheat crop into dormancy and cause damage if snow fails to blanket the crop before the Arctic blast hits the region, an agricultural meteorologist said.
Indian economy expands 4.8%, beats forecast
Indian economyFriday November 29, 2013 10:15AM ET
Indian economy has expanded at better-than-expected rate of 4.8% during second quarter of fiscal 2014. The market had forecasted growth for gross domestic product (GDP) at 4.7%.
Canada's economy to grow by 2.5 percent annually
Canada economyFriday November 29, 2013 9:30AM ET
Canada's economy is expected to grow by close to 2.5 percent annually over the next two years, according to the Conference Board of Canada's Canadian Outlook-Autumn 2013.
Economic Sentiment Indicator improves in Europe
Europe happy peopleFriday November 29, 2013 7:30AM ET
In November the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) increased by 0.8 points in the euro area (to 98.5) and by 0.4 points in the EU (to 102.1).