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Mazda Says 107 Employees Have Accepted Its Buyout Offer
May 06 2012 7:58 AM EDT
Mazda announced Friday that several dozens of its US employees had agreed to the voluntary buyouts as a part of the automaker's effort to make profits.
Malaysia's Minimum Wage: Boon For Workers, Obstacle For Small Businesses
May 05 2012 12:34 PM EDT
In accordance with global May Day celebrations, the Southeast Asian nation of Malaysia has introduced a minimum wage for the first time, following a decade of pressure by labor unions.
Pre-Market Movers (DGI, LNKD, VE, DB, DOW, NRF, SDRL, AIG)
May 04 2012 7:28 AM EDT
The companies whose shares are moving in pre-market trade Friday are: DigitalGlobe Inc, Linkedin Corporation, Veolia Environnement, Deutsche Bank, The Dow Chemical Company, Northstar Realty Finance Corp and Seadrill Ltd American International Group Inc.
Asia Currency Outlook: RMB, Baht, Peso, Won
May 03 2012 8:14 AM EDT
China's yuan gained the most in two weeks before a Sino-U.S. strategic economic dialogue in Beijing tomorrow that may include discussions on whether the Chinese currency is undervalued. It appreciated 0.05 percent to 6.3070 per dollar in Shanghai.
May Day: Malaysia Introduces Minimum Wage, But Not Everyone Is Pleased
May 01 2012 3:18 PM EDT
Critics complain that the minimum wage will hurt small business owners and the country?s competitiveness.
Cannibal Shrimp Invading U.S. Waters
April 30 2012 1:36 PM EDT
The U.S. coast is being invaded by cannibal shrimp, according to by the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Travel Picks: Top 10 Wedding Anniversary Spots
April 27 2012 3:50 PM EDT
As Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine approach their first year of marriage on Sunday, online travel adviser Cheapflights has come up with a list of its top 10 travel destinations to celebrate wedding anniversaries.
10 Islands You?ve Never Heard Of That You?ll Want To Visit
April 27 2012 2:05 PM EDT
If you?ve heard of these little known islands, pat yourself on the back and make sure to frame that passport before it rips to shreds.
Ford Earnings Stall In 1Q On Poor Global Performance
April 27 2012 12:20 PM EDT
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), the second-largest U.S. carmaker, said Friday profit fell 20.5 percent, missing analysts' predictions, on lower European sales, plunging South American profit and a drop in Ford Credit profit.
SEC Probes Movie Studios Over Dealings In China
April 24 2012 3:28 PM EDT
U.S. regulators are investigating major U.S. movie studios' dealings with China as the entertainment companies try to get a greater foothold in one of the fastest-growing movie markets in the world.
Argentina Boosted Gold Reserves When Price Was High
April 24 2012 2:43 PM EDT
Argentina added to its gold reserves for the first time in nearly six years in September 2011 as the price hit record highs, mirroring the trend among emerging central banks to diversify further from paper currencies such as the U.S. dollar.
Nestle May Sell Part Of Pfizer Nutrition After Purchase
April 23 2012 9:14 PM EDT
Swiss food group Nestle SA may sell 10 to 15 percent of the $11.9 billion baby food business it is buying from Pfizer Inc to address antitrust concerns, Bloomberg News reported Monday.
US Auto Sales 1Q Speed Past Expectations
April 23 2012 3:37 PM EDT
U.S. automobile sales last quarter beat predictions for the first time since 2008 as demand for small and fuel-efficient cars, strong fleet sales and pent-up demand drove sales up to 14.5 million cars on a seasonally adjusted annual selling basis, according to J.D. Power and Associates and LMC Automotive.
Myanmar Seeks Out Japanese Aid To Relieve Debt
April 20 2012 11:07 AM EDT
Myanmar President Thein Stein hopes to achieve a resolution with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda about Myanmar's debt.
Top Destinations for Summer 2012
April 20 2012 8:58 AM EDT
Having trouble picking a destination for your 2012 summer vacation? We've got some ideas...
GE 1Q Earnings, Revenue Top Street's Forecast
April 20 2012 8:39 AM EDT
General Electric Co topped Wall Street's profit and revenue forecasts for the first quarter, helped by strong demand for energy equipment and railroad locomotives.
EU To Suspend Sanctions On Myanmar
April 19 2012 11:56 AM EDT
The European Union will formalize a suspension of sanctions against Myanmar next Monday, allowing for major easing on restrictions against the country over the next year.
Cupcakes Made From Insects: Food For Thought? (PHOTOS)
April 18 2012 9:42 AM EDT
Cakes filled with edible insects in various attractive shapes were on display at the University of Wageningen, Netherlands, on Monday to promote the idea of having insects to meet the needs of protein-rich diet for a rising population.
Apple New iPad Third Generation To Be Launched In 12 Countries This Friday
April 17 2012 4:07 AM EDT
A month after Apple started selling its 4G-ready third generation iPad in 10 countries, including the US, 12 new countries have been added to the list, with 9 more to follow next week.
Vietnam Rice Export Prices Rally
April 16 2012 3:56 PM EDT
Vietnam's Rice export prices rise on greater Global demand. The prices of Vietnamese rice for export have gone up by US$15-25.00 per ton since early April due to increasing Global demand and diminishing world rice reserve, said the Vietnam Food Association (VFA) Monday.