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Business: Page 1405

Sales of cars in Brazil up 20.8 percent
Sales of cars in BrazilMonday April 8, 2013 5:30AM ET
Sales of cars, light vehicles and trucks in Brazil grew 20.8 percent in March, compared to February, according to Anfavea, National Association of Vehicle Manufacturers.
World Bank President: it is possible to end extreme poverty by 2030
Jim Yong KimMonday April 8, 2013 3:55AM ET
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim believes it is possible to end extreme poverty by 2030 and improve incomes for the poorest 40 percent of the world's population.
Cloud computing: 85% of customers want it
Cloud computingFriday April 5, 2013 6:07AM ET
Cloud computing among Irish users has reached a tipping point, according to Irish Computer and Let’s Operate: IT companies saw 85% of customers asking for cloud services.
Gartner: PC to decline, tablets to grow 69.8 percent
Worldwide shipments GartnerThursday April 4, 2013 8:37AM ET
Worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile phones will reach 2.4 billion units in 2013, a 9 percent increase from the last year, according to Gartner.
U.S. private sector adds 158,000 jobs
U.S. private sector employment increasedThursday April 4, 2013 7:10AM ET
U.S. private sector employment increased by 158,000 jobs from February to March, according to the March ADP National Employment Report produced by ADP in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.
Home prices in China increasing month after month
Property prices ChinaWednesday April 3, 2013 7:00AM ET
Property prices in China's major cities saw a 10th consecutive monthly increase in March, but new government policies are expected slow down that trend.
SEC says corporate information can be spread on social networks
SECTuesday April 2, 2013 5:11PM ET
SEC made it clear that companies can use social media like Facebook and Twitter to announce key information so long as investors have been alerted about which social media will be used.
Hawaii saw 45 percent more cruisers, income up 10%
Hawaii touristsTuesday April 2, 2013 1:37PM ET
Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawaii in February 2013 rose 9.9 percent, compared to the same month last year, to $1.22 billion, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
U.S. manufacturing expanded fourth month in a row
US manufacturingTuesday April 2, 2013 8:00AM ET
The U.S. in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the fourth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 46th consecutive month, according to Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
Arab world needs $80 billion investment to close food gap
Arab WorldTuesday April 2, 2013 7:08AM ET
Arab World needs $80.65 billion in agricultural investment to close the widening food gap, said H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance.
Chinese IPOs decreased 84 percent
Chinese IPOsFriday March 29, 2013 11:23AM ET
In the first quarter of 2013 ten Chinese companies went public in Hong Kong and accomplished financing of $1.01 billion. That's a decrease of 84 percent comparing to year before.
China's steel output to slow this year
China steelFriday March 29, 2013 8:38AM ET
China's steel production and iron ore consumption has experienced double-digit growth rates over the past decade but may have finally reached a plateau, according to Five Star Equities.