Watering lawns, washing cars, and irrigating fields may become a luxury in South Florida. Scientists and water managers warned that conservation may become necessary in coming weeks or months as lands around the Everglades lurch from flooding to drought.
The Rating Outlook for rated Canadian banks is Stable for 2014, according to a newly published report from Fitch Ratings. Solid earnings and liquidity continue to balance against an otherwise negative sector outlook as a result of the caution surrounding the Canadian housing market.
Americans' top financial priority is staying current or getting caught up on bills, according to a new Bankrate.com report. That was cited nearly twice as often as the second-most common response (paying down debt).
Companies and communities across the United States announced more than 80 clean energy and clean transportation projects in the third quarter of this year that together could create more than 15,000 jobs, according Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).
Although conditions were mixed across the country, pending home sales continued to move lower in October, marking the fifth consecutive monthly decline, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Unlike the previous citrus season, expectations are that the 2013/2014 season's citrus harvest will increase. According to data by the European Association of Producers, FRESHFEL, the harvest will amount to nearly 6.5 million tonnes, about 3% more than in the last season.
Swiss voters rejected a proposal on Sunday to cap the salaries of top executives at 12 times that of a company's lowest wage. Switzerland voted 66 percent against imposing the limit, according to a projection from Swiss television.
New construction volume could drop by 5.5 percent nationwide as uncertainty over the quantitative easing (QE) policy in the U.S. and next year's seven-in-one elections in Taiwan may sideline some development projects, the Chinese Housing Monthly predicted.
Internet users in the EU are very concerned about cyber-security, according to a Eurobarometer: 76% agree that the risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime has increased in the past year, more than in a similar study from 2012, and 12% of users have had their social media or email account hacked.