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Business: Page 1374

Germany embraced fair trade products
Fair trade GermanyThursday August 22, 2013 6:19AM ET
Fairtrade products are more popular than ever in Germany. The total turnover made with Fairtrade products grew by 36 percent in the past year to more than 650 million Euro.
Scotland Labour Market Barometer reached its highest level
Scotland BusinessThursday August 22, 2013 3:55AM ET
The latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs signalled the sharpest rise in permanent staff placements in the ten-and-a-half year survey history in July.
Research findings should be free of charge
ResearchThursday August 22, 2013 3:16AM ET
The global shift towards making research findings available free of charge for readers, the approach called "open access", was confirmed in a study funded by the European Commission.
U.S. chemicals and machinery to see big export gains
Finland portWednesday August 21, 2013 12:30PM ET
Some of the biggest gains in U.S. exports due to a production-cost advantage over Europe and Japan are likely to be seen in chemicals, machinery, and transportation equipment, according to The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 32 states
EmploymentWednesday August 21, 2013 9:19AM ET
Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in July: 28 states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate increases, 8 states had decreases, and 14 states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.
Health insurers to spend $1 billion on TV advertising
Health insuranceWednesday August 21, 2013 7:19AM ET
U.S. health insurers plan to spend $1 billion on television advertising over the next two years. TVB estimates that insurers would invest around 1% of the incremental revenue generated from new customers.
Manufacturing companies to leave Nordic nations
Finland portWednesday August 21, 2013 5:49AM ET
Cost, competitiveness and shifts in global demand from developed markets to emerging markets could force manufacturers in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden to cut around 200,000 production jobs over the next five to seven years, according to The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Detroit to get $52.3 million for blight removal
DetroitWednesday August 21, 2013 3:55AM ET
Governor Rick Snyder announced that Detroit will receive $52.3 million in federal money to fight blight and four other Michigan cities will split $37.4 million to pay for projects to preserve property values and fight crime.
Canadian life insurers driven by wealth management business
Canadian life insurersWednesday August 21, 2013 3:08AM ET
Double digit growth for Canadian life insurers' wealth management business in the second quarter helped continue the first quarter's positive trend, says Moody's Investors Service in "Q2 2013 Canadian Insurance Results: Wealth Management Continues to Drive Top-line Growth".
Physician pay to increase in 2014
PhysiciansTuesday August 20, 2013 9:49AM ET
Physicians across all organization types can expect to see median salary increases of 2.4 percent for 2014, on par with salary increases last year, according to the Hay Group's 2013 Physician Compensation Survey.
Switzerland buying all gold Britain can export
GoldTuesday August 20, 2013 7:49AM ET
Britain's gold exports to Switzerland surged in the first half of this year, according to Macquarie. The UK exported 240 tonnes of gold to Switzerland in May, while its exports over the first half of this year totalled 797 tonnes.
Brazil's federal tax revenues rose 10%
Brazil businessTuesday August 20, 2013 5:49AM ET
Brazil's federal tax revenues rose in July from the previous month, the federal tax department reported Monday. Revenue rose 10% from the previous month to 94.3 billion Brazilian reais ($39.3 billion).

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