China takes control of global silver prices

China has been an unofficial price-setter for most metals over the past decade. And this week, the country became an official participant in setting prices for one of the world’s

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Hopes of business-friendly reforms in India fade

Even as India shines as a rare bright spot in a sluggish global economy, the country’s business-savvy prime minister is watching his popularity wane. Narendra Modi swept into power in May 2014 on the strength of a charismatic personality and

Chinese stocks plunge more than 6%

China’s Shanghai composite index plunged more than 6% Thursday — its biggest one-day drop in a month — amid ongoing fears about the health of the world’s second largest economy. The benchmark dived 6.4% to 2,741.25, days before finance ministers

Global markets rally as Japanese stocks surge 7% on extra stimulus hopes

European and Asian markets rallied Monday as Japanese stocks surged after dismal growth data raised hopes of extra stimulus from Tokyo. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rebounded from a 5% dive last week to surge 7.2% to close at 16,022.58, its

Europe racks up billions in deals with Iran now that sanctions are lifted

Europe is racking up billions in deals with oil-rich Iran as its president, Hassan Rouhani, makes a goodwill tour less than two weeks after the lifting of international sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Iran is looking to boost its economic ties

Chinese stocks dive more than 6% as oil falls

China’s benchmark index plunged more than 6% Tuesday, after a renewed slump in oil prices kept investors on edge about the global economy. The Shanghai composite index dived 6.4% to 2749.79 — its lowest close since Dec.1, 2014 — continuing

Chinese economic growth in 2015 was weakest in 25 years

China’s economy grew at its slowest rate in 25 years last year, according to official statistics released today. The Communist-led country saw its economy expand 6.9% overall in 2015 and 6.8% the last quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics said.

EU orders 35 companies to pay $765M in taxes

Thirty-five large companies have been ordered to fork over $765 million in tax breaks that European Union regulators have ruled were illegally provided by Belgium. The European Commission, the EU’s top anti-trust regulator, said Monday that a tax benefit provided

China woes continue as benchmark plunges 5%

Chinese stocks started the week with heavy losses, diving more than 5% Monday as other global markets also fell. U.S. stock futures were marginally higher. The Shanghai composite index plunged 5.3% to 3,016.70, after trading in China was halted twice

China launches probe of Microsoft’s data practices, alleging “major problems”

The Chinese government expanded its probe of Microsoft’s business practices in the country, alleging “major problems” in the company’s electronic data. In a statement, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) said the Redmond, Wash.-based company will be required

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Entertainment

HBO Now available for Verizon subscribers

The new standalone streaming service HBO NOW is now available to Verizon broadband customers and coming to wireless subscribers, too. And HBO content will also be on board with Verizon’s

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Mario, Nintendo kin jumping into theme parks

While the famed Japanese creator of Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong spent most of his trip to last week’s Electronic

‘Jurassic’ stomps to No. 1 for second week

Jurassic World continues to chomp into all-time records. The dinosaur blockbuster roared to No. 1 and $102 million in its

New ‘Captain America’ has all-star cast

The Hulk is probably sad right now since he’s one of the only Avengers not in Captain America: Civil War.

‘Furious 7′ is No. 1 for third straight week

Furious 7 continues to roll at the box office, cruising to victory for the third weekend in a row with

Green Day, Ringo rock Hall of Fame ceremony

When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies return here every few years to the hall’s spiritual and

‘Furious 7′ revs up record-breaking weekend

Furious 7 didn’t just race to the top of the box office — it lapped the competition. The latest installment

SXSW: Thousands of gigs later, festival is a wrap

Over the last week here, more than 2,200 bands and artists performed more than 3,000 gigs in music halls, bars

HBO documentary star Durst facing legal morass

The legal morass of HBO documentary subject Robert Durst promised to get more complicated Tuesday as the wealthy eccentric faced

Americans to drop $4.6B to party on St. Pat’s Day

More than half the nation plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and millions will be doing it with a glass

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Feds promote artificial turf as safe despite health concerns

Lead levels high enough to potentially harm children have been found in artificial turf used at thousands of schools, playgrounds and day-care centers across the country, yet two federal agencies

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Workers ‘squeezed’ by health insurance costs

Even when there’s good news for health insurance prices, workers still can’t catch a break. A slow-down in growth of

Shire to buy NPS for $5.2 billion

The pharmaceutical buying binge continues globally in 2015. Shire PLC, an Irish-based drugmaker, has agreed to acquire New Jersey-based NPS

McDonald’s tests healthy cafe

Even Ronald McDonald might have to do a double-take in this place. Yes, it’s run by McDonald’s, but this recently-opened

Medtronic in $43B deal for Ireland’s Covidien

The United States medical device manufacturer Medtronic announced on Sunday night that the company has agreed to buy Ireland-based competitor

Obama says EPA carbon rules will help boost health, economy

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, has said that his administration’s proposal to limit the power plant emissions,

nobel in physiology or medicine won by 3 us-based scientists

New York, October 08 (News-Light.com) – The Nobel prize in physiology or medicine has been won by three US-based scientists

nobel in physiology or medicine won by 3 us-based scientists

New York, October 08 (News-Light.com) – The Nobel prize in physiology or medicine has been won by three US-based scientists

after head trauma, president of argentine suggested to rest a month

After complaining of a headache and irregular heartbeat, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been diagnosed with a head

after head trauma, president of argentine suggested to rest a month

After complaining of a headache and irregular heartbeat, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been diagnosed with a head

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Press Release

Common Products and Occupations May Foster Asbestos Exposure

Knowledge Prepares People for the Risks Asbestos is a mineral that is present in a number of items and products. Its positives are that fibers made from it are strong and that it resists heat very well. However, asbestos exposure

PerfectAudit Powered by Ocrolus Which Leverages Automation and Machine Learning is Featured in AutomationMedia.com

The new form of automation, artificial intelligence and big data is fast-growing and significant. There are now many viable options on the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) market, including: PerfectAudit by Ocrolus. PerfectAudit, profiled recently in Automation Media magazine, is the

Medicaid Genius Powered by Ocrolus Allows Users to Instantly Transcribe Noteworthy Events onto Summary Sheet

Medicaid Genius, powered by Ocrolus, allows users to instantly transcribe noteworthy events onto a summary sheet. Users can instantly find transactions of any defined value and are automatically alerted of potentially missing statements and transfers between accounts. The system allows

GS1 and PTI Compliance Discussed by AFS Technologies CEO Joe Bellini in Current Automation Publication

Traceability challenges surface in many different forms throughout lean manufacturing and warehousing processes. Basic queries of accurate inventory on hand, location of the inventory, where it was sourced, and where is it going happens many times throughout the day. Automating

EU: Wooden Furniture Of A Kind Used In The Bedroom – Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020

IndexBox Marketing IndexBox Marketing has just published a new report “EU: Wooden Furniture Of A Kind Used In The Bedroom – Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020”. In 2015, EU exports of wooden bedroom furniture finally regained their pre-crisis

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