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Morocco has highest number of holidays in Arab World, Africa
Morocco holidaysOctober 7, 2014 ET
According to Mercers, Morocco has the highest of day off in the Arab World and Africa, and ranks fifth worldwide.
New Jersey may up minimum wage for employees relying on tips
New Jersey tipsOctober 6, 2014 ET
Workers in New Jersey will see the minimum wage increase to $8.38 an hour on January 1, employees that rely on tips might also receive a boost.
New York lags in gambling addiction help
Gambling addictionOctober 6, 2014 ET
New York state government makes more off of gambling than Nevada, New Jersey or any other state. But it spends far less than its peers to fight gambling addiction.
Ohio minimum wage to hit $8.10 in 2015
Ohio workersOctober 6, 2014 ET
Ohio's minimum wage is scheduled to go up by 15 cents to $8.10 beginning January 1.
ECB announces two-year plan to purchase bonds, inject liquidity
EurosOctober 6, 2014 ET
The European Central Bank has kept its benchmark interest rate at 0.05% and given details of its asset purchase program announced last month.
US trade deficit down, oil imports lowest in four years
U.S. exportOctober 6, 2014 ET
The U.S. trade deficit slipped 0.5% in August to 40.1 billion, the lowest since January, the Commerce Department reported Friday.
Oil output from Brazil in August a record
Brazil oilOctober 6, 2014 ET
Brazil reached a record level of oil output last month. According to the National Agency of Petroleum (ANP), oil and gas output amounted to 2.89 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) in August.
Brazil exports more poultry in September
BrazilOctober 6, 2014 ET
Poultry exports from Brazil grew in revenue and volume last month. According to the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), exports to Egypt and Russia drove the hike in shipments.
Total RPKs increased 5.9% in August
Airline industryOctober 6, 2014 ET
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for August showing a slight pick-up in demand over the previous month.
Asian markets share 93% of Iran's total non-oil exports
Iran exportOctober 6, 2014 ET
Over $15.519bn of Iran's total $16.685bn worth of non-oil exports (excluding condensates) was sent to Asian countries during the first half of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 21-September 22).
Turkmenistan to link Turkmen-Iranian part of transnational railway
Turkmenistan IranOctober 6, 2014 ET
Turkmenistan is getting ready for a solemn event dedicated to connecting the Turkmen-Iranian section of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran transnational railway, media reports said.
Qatar in race to ready stadiums for 2022 World Cup
Qatar FIFAOctober 4, 2014 ET
Work is now under way on five 2022 Fifa World Cup venues that are in different stages of construction in Qatar, The Peninsula reports.

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