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Tourists have spent $33.2 billion in Florida
Tourists FloridaFriday August 16, 2013 8:28AM ET
In the second quarter of 2013 23.4 million visitors came to Florida, an increase of 2.6 percent over the same period in 2012. This makes Q2 2013 the largest second quarter for visitation in the state's history.
Russia to fight credit cards fraud with chips
Russia credit cardFriday August 16, 2013 7:38AM ET
The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is planning to fight the problem of credit cards fraud by using chips. Last year Russian banks and their clients lost about 100 million euros from criminals that find their way to card codes.
Northern Ireland's unemployment below the UK average
Northern IrelandFriday August 16, 2013 7:08AM ET
Northern Ireland's unemployment levels for 18-24 year olds stood at 18.5% during March to May but there is a positive sign: Unemployment levels have dropped below the average rate in the United Kingdom.
Consumer demand for gold up 53% in Q2 2013
GoldFriday August 16, 2013 6:48AM ET
The latest World Gold Council Gold Demand Trends report, which covers the period April-June 2013, highlights how recent falls in the gold price have generated significant increases in demand, compared with the same time last year.
Home builder confidence rose three points
New homeFriday August 16, 2013 5:28AM ET
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose three points to 59 according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August.
U.S. jobless claims fall 15,000 to 320,000
UnemploymentFriday August 16, 2013 4:08AM ET
In the week ending August 10, the advance U.S. figure for seasonally adjusted unemployment initial claims was 320,000, a decrease of 15,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 335,000.
Lima to expand metro, investment worth $6.5 billion
Lima metroFriday August 16, 2013 3:14AM ET
Peru's ministries of Transport and Communications (MTC) and of Economy and Finance (MEF) have approved the definitive feasibility studies of Section 2 of Lima Metro, which will require an investment of $6.5 billion.
Germany to overtake U.S. as world's No 2 exporter
Germany portThursday August 15, 2013 1:32PM ET
Germany could overtake the United States to become the world's second-biggest exporter this year, but its share of global trade is likely to decrease, German chambers of commerce said.
Moody's: 228 US public universities $135.9 billion in debt
UniversityThursday August 15, 2013 11:00AM ET
Financial data for public and private colleges and universities for fiscal year 2012 show flat enrollment, relatively stable operating performance despite declining revenues, and continued constrained capital spending, according to Moody's Investors Service.
Global wheat production to reach record 705.4m tonnes
Global wheatThursday August 15, 2013 9:29AM ET
In the Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has tipped a record wheat crop of 705.4 million tonnes, boosted by extra production in Kazakhstan, the Ukraine and the European Union.
SEPA could be nightmare for 30 percent of companies
SEPAThursday August 15, 2013 7:29AM ET
According to a new PwC report, 30 percent of companies is still at risk of not being ready for the upcoming SEPA deadline. Companies tend to underestimate the effort required to comply.
Europeans want more mobile bandwidth, lower prices
Europe mobileThursday August 15, 2013 5:49AM ET
Europeans are increasingly eager for new technologies as shown by the latest survey. While Europeans are open to the opportunities offered by new services, they still think twice before picking up the phone or going online because of the cost of these services.

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