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Declining sugar prices cost U.S. taxpayers $53.3 million
SugarOctober 2, 2013 ET
Lower sugar prices cost U.S. taxpayers $53.3 million. The government was forced to buy more than 272 million pounds of refined beet sugar and sell it at a loss to biofuel producers.
Canada retail sales up 0.6% to $40.3bn in July
Canada retailOctober 2, 2013 ET
Canadian retail sales totaled $40.3bn for the month of July 2013, up 0.6% over the previous month of June, according to the data released by Statistics Canada.
Retailers paid $100,000 in fines over dangerous toys
Dangerous toysOctober 2, 2013 ET
NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe put discount toy retailers in Australia on notice as Fair Trading inspectors prepare to start their annual pre-Christmas toy and other product safety blitz across the state.
Record high for UK renewables
UK renewablesOctober 2, 2013 ET
According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy sources in the UK reached a new record high of 15.5% of total electricity generation in the second quarter of this year.
Mount Rushmore declines governor's offer
Mount RushmoreOctober 1, 2013 ET
Mount Rushmore will remain open to tourist despite the U.S. government shutdown, the governor of South Dakota said. However, park officials said that won't happen.
Carton recycling in U.S. increases
US cartonsOctober 1, 2013 ET
The Carton Council of North America has announced that 45% of US households can now recycle cartons through their curbside recycling programs and other recycling venues.
Australian beer consumption lowest in 66 years
Australian beerOctober 1, 2013 ET
Beer consumption in Australia hits a 66 year low, but wine is still going up, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Kuwait to build first solar power plant for $3.27bn
Al AbdaliyaOctober 1, 2013 ET
Kuwait will soon be home to a large, 280MW solar thermal power plant located in Al Abdaliya, just southwest of the farming region of Kabad. The solar power plant will be Kuwait's first.
Spanish retail sales continue to slide for 38th month
Spanish retailOctober 1, 2013 ET
Retail sales in Spain decreased for the 38th month in a row in May 2013 from a year ago, reflecting the shrinking consumer spending and tough trading period, as per data from National Statistics Institute (INE).
Mexican tourism industry is recovering
Mexican tourismOctober 1, 2013 ET
Despite a decline in 2009 due to the financial crisis, the Mexican travel and tourism sector performed well during 2008-2012, according to Research and Markets.
Canadian economy in July recovers from June's decline
Canadian economyOctober 1, 2013 ET
The Canadian economy recovered in July from temporary disruptions the month before, growing by 0.6 percent, the highest in two years, after a 0.5 percent fall in June, Statistics Canada said.
New free public WiFi connections in NYC
New York wirelessSeptember 30, 2013 ET
New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced new initiatives to further expand wireless and broadband connectivity in the city.