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Business: Page 1348

Latin American economy sinking
Latin AmericaFriday November 29, 2013 5:40AM ET
After staging a brief recovery in the second quarter of 2013, the Latin American economy appears to have suffered a fall in the third quarter.
Drop in Uruguay fisheries exports in 2012
Uruguay fisheriesFriday November 29, 2013 4:00AM ET
Uruguay fisheries exports last year totaled 79.768 tons valued at 189 million dollars which is a considerable drop from 2011 with 102.500 tons and $236 million.
Vietnam agricultural sector reaches $25.5bn export turnover
Vietnam agricultureFriday November 29, 2013 2:40AM ET
The latest statistics from the Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development show that agriculture, forestry and aquaculture export turnover in November 2013 reached an estimated $2.42 billion, bringing the figure to $25.25 billion, a 1.5 percent increase compared to the previous year.
Latin American steel exports to the US reach 617Kt
Latin America steelFriday November 29, 2013 1:35AM ET
BNamericas reported that Latin America exported 617,123 tonne steel to the U.S. in October up 35.3% from 456,031 tonne in the same month last year, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
New York City to boost green energy production
Staten IslandThursday November 28, 2013 1:15PM ET
A huge solar array planned for Staten Island is expected to increase New York City's renewable energy capacity by 50 percent.
Detroit small businesses to get $20 million
DetroitThursday November 28, 2013 12:15PM ET
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein announced a $20 million partnership to bring the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative to Detroit to help create jobs and economic growth.
Illinois adds 15,400 jobs in October
Illinois jobsThursday November 28, 2013 7:30AM ET
The Illinois Department of Employment Security reported the state's October, 2013, unemployment rate was figured at 8.9 percent, down from the 9.1 percent showing in September, 2013.
U.S. building permits surge to five-year high
U.S. home building permitsThursday November 28, 2013 5:30AM ET
U.S. home building permits surged in October to the highest level in five years, suggesting stronger momentum ahead in the recovering housing market, government data showed.
Chinese cities to promote green cars
China green carsThursday November 28, 2013 4:00AM ET
Twenty-eight Chinese cities and city clusters that will promote the use of new energy vehicles. Government subsidies will be provided for users and manufacturers from 2013 to 2015.
Fitch affirms Estonian city of Tallinn at A
TallinnThursday November 28, 2013 2:30AM ET
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Estonia's City of Tallinn's Long-term foreign and local currency ratings at A with Stable Outlook. Fitch has also affirmed Tallinn's Short-term foreign currency rating at F1.
Food replaces copper as Chile's No1 export product
Chile fruitThursday November 28, 2013 1:44AM ET
Although copper remains Chile's largest commodity export (60 percent), food exports from Chile are increasing with several products such as fresh grapes, blueberries and salmon leading exports in world markets.
New York State to build high-tech manufacturing complex
BuffaloWednesday November 27, 2013 1:20PM ET
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that as part of his Buffalo Billion initiative, New York State will build a state-of-the-art anchor hub facility for high tech and green energy businesses at RiverBend in the City of Buffalo.