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Fitch downgrades United Kingdom to 'AA+'
Fitch United KingdomApril 22, 2013 ET
Fitch Ratings has downgraded the United Kingdom's long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to 'AA+' from 'AAA', but leaved the outlook stable.
Americans: We love green products - if they are cheap
Green productsApril 19, 2013 ET
More and more Americans are thinking about the environment and impact everyday products have on Earth. However, they are not willing to spend too much to protect it.
Brazil to produce insulin after 14 years
Brazil insulinApril 19, 2013 ET
After 14 years without domestic production of insulin and dependence on imports, Brazil will resume production of insulin on a large scale.
Zapped vegetables on the Australian tables
TomatoesApril 19, 2013 ET
Tomatoes zapped with radiation will be heading Australian dinner tables. The treatment that destroys insects and bacteria was declared safe by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).
2018 Soccer World Cup hosts will be in big problems
Soccer World CupApril 19, 2013 ET
In an study "2018 Soccer World Cup Could Undermine The Credit Quality Of Russian Host Regions", Standard & Poor's Ratings Services forecasts big problems for the Russian local and regional governments.
Investors losing faith in Europe
BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for AprilApril 17, 2013 ET
Almost 50 percent of global investors expect the global economy to strengthen in the next 12 months, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for April.
Chinese M&A plans at a record high
China merger acquisitionApril 17, 2013 ET
Overseas merger and acquisition plans by Chinese businesses are at a record high, according to a survey from Grant Thornton.
China lost $1.6 billion because of H7N9 bird flu
China poultry industryApril 16, 2013 ET
Losses of Chines poultry-related industry exceeded $1.6 billion (10 billion yuan) since H7N9 bird flu was discovered, according to the National Poultry Industry Association.
Michigan Governor: We need driverless cars. Period.
Michigan Governor Rick SnyderApril 16, 2013 ET
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder believes that Google's driverless car is critical to the future of the auto industry and his state.
Foreign holdings of U.S. debt on the rise
U.S. Department of the TreasuryApril 16, 2013 ET
The U.S. Department of the Treasury released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for February 2013, stating that foreign residents increased their holdings of U.S. Treasury bills by $14 billion.
New super rice for China
China super riceApril 16, 2013 ET
New super rice will help China maintain its largely self-sufficient supply of rice, the main food for more than 60 percent of its population.
Iran and Iraq boost production at joint oil field
Iran Iraq oilApril 15, 2013 ET
National Iranian Oil Co. announced that crude oil production from the joint Iranian-Iraqi Dehloran Oil Field has risen by 5,000 barrels per day over the same period a year ago.