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Study finds industry underreporting of oilsands pollutants
Chemical pollutantsFebruary 5, 2014 ET
A new study shows that some chemical pollutants emitted by Canada's oilsands tailing ponds have gone underreported for years.
Global media spending increased 3.2 percent
MediaFebruary 5, 2014 ET
Global media spending has seen 3.2 percent progress last year, according to Initiative Media, part of Interpublic MediaBrands, based on info from the Magna Global survey.
One high-tech job creates more than four non-high tech jobs
High-tech jobsFebruary 4, 2014 ET
The high-tech sector has remained stable during the financial crisis with 19% higher wages and an unemployment rate consistently below 4%, according to a study by the Belgian university KU Leuven (KUL).
Pesticides halve bees' pollen gathering ability
BumblebeesFebruary 4, 2014 ET
Bumblebees exposed to controversial pesticides collect just half the pollen they would otherwise harvest, according to new research, depriving their growing young of their only source of protein.
Czech manufacturing sector driven by output
Czech manufacturingFebruary 4, 2014 ET
Czech manufacturing growth increased in January, driven by strong gains in output and new business, survey data from Markit Economics showed.
Dutch manufacturing sector grows
Dutch manufacturingFebruary 4, 2014 ET
Dutch manufacturing sector grew further in January, albeit at a slower pace, survey data from Markit Economics showed.
Australia's manufacturing contraction deepens
Australia manufacturingFebruary 4, 2014 ET
Activity across Australia's manufacturing sector weakened for a third month in a row in January. The Australian Industry Group's performance of manufacturing index fell 0.9 point in January from December to 46.7 points.
Car sales signal recovery in Europe
Europe carsFebruary 4, 2014 ET
Car sales in France and Spain rose for the fifth straight month in January. The figures add to broader signs the European economy is recovering.
Almost half of European businesses say corruption a problem
europeFebruary 4, 2014 ET
Corruption is a problem for almost half the companies doing business in Europe, a survey by the European Commission shows. An increasing number of EU citizens think it is getting worse.
U.S. shoppers return to physical stores
U.S. shoppersFebruary 3, 2014 ET
Even as online shopping continues to grow, more U.S. shoppers are planning to make purchases from physical stores, according to the results of the study by Accenture.
U.S., Midwest manufacturing grows in January
US manufacturingFebruary 3, 2014 ET
Manufacturers nationally and in the Midwest grew and added jobs for yet another month in January despite bad weather and weak sales of products with short shelf lives, according to two reports.
FDI into Russia increased by 83%
MoscowFebruary 3, 2014 ET
UNCTAD published a report Global Investment Trends Monitor, which states that over the past year foreign direct investment (FDI) into Russia reached a record $ 94 billion, 83% higher than in 2012.

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