Disposing of electronic waste became one of the most profitable illegal activities. Developed countries are sending millions of tons of used electronics to emerging countries where recycling is a big and dangerous business.
The projected revenue, $1.4 billion, is almost three times the estimated impact of hosting the Super Bowl ($300-$500 million). Additional taxes alone to the City's General Fund are expected to net more than $13 million.
A U.S. appeals court ordered Argentina to pay $1.47 billion to hedge funds holding its defaulted bonds. Argentina had not made a convincing case that the court had abused its discretion, the decision said.
Canada plans to earn $2 billion every year in the next 30 years as a result of the government's National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, said Minister of Public Works and Government Services Diane Finley.
Saudi Arabia plans to build 16 nuclear reactors with a combined generation capacity of 22 gigawatts (GW) by 2030 at a cost of $100 billion. This is 50 percent of the country's current electricity output.
The value of U.S. mushroom production topped $1 billion for the third year in a row, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture report. The approximately 895 million-pound crop from 2012-2013 means 14 percent increase in production since 2009-2010.