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2013-05-29 12:23:42

TORONTO, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - How far and how fast Canada's record-low interest rates will rise in the coming years is a vital question for consumers and businesses. In "The New "Normal" for Interest Rates in Canada: The Implications of Long-Term Shifts in Global Saving and Investment," authors Paul Beaudry and Philippe Bergevin find that the normal or "neutral" rate is likely lower than its historical average, and likely will remain at relatively lower levels over the next decade....

2013-05-18 20:20:08

LONDON, May 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This month's 2.1% (+GBP5,135) rise has left the national average just shy of a quarter of a million pounds at GBP249,841, surpassing the previous record by GBP3,606, according to Rightmove's House Price Index. [http://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/house-price-index ] London, the South East and East Anglia have also hit all-time highs, with buyers in the capital facing average asking prices in excess of GBP500,000 for the first time. Miles...

2013-05-17 12:22:04

BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ralph W. Baker, Jr's "Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted the Great Recession and the Pain Ahead" has been recommended by Library Journal, a huge accomplishment for a first time author. Along with Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, Library Journal is one of the top four pre-publication book reviewers in the country. In its March 1, 2013 issue, Library Journal called Shock Exchange "An innovative look into the...

2013-05-17 08:26:39

Reed Parker to assume role of General Manager for Catapult Systems' Washington, D.C. business unit AUSTIN, Texas, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Catapult Systems is excited to announce that Reed Parker has joined our Washington, D.C. business unit. He will assume the role of General Manager and will be responsible for leading and growing both Catapult's Federal and Commercial Microsoft-focused lines of business. Reed's background and leadership experience will be...

2013-05-15 08:25:59

SHANGHAI, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) ("Acorn" or the "Company"), a media and branding company in China engaged in developing, promoting and selling products through extensive direct and distribution networks, will release its financial results for the first quarter 2013 before the market opens on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. A copy of the earnings release will be available on the Company's website at http://ir.chinadrtv.com. The Company will host a...

2013-05-13 16:21:24

WILMINGTON, Del., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Acorn Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACFN) today announced that Robert McKee has joined its board of directors having been elected at the May 8, 2013 directors' meeting. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120426/NY96114LOGO ) Christopher Clouser, Chairman of the Acorn Energy Board of Directors, stated, "Rob McKee is a widely recognized and experienced energy industry expert both domestically and internationally. He brings a tremendous background...

2013-05-09 23:43:51

Trends in the suicide rate tend to rise and fall with the economy. Loans.org spoke with experts to get a sense of why those in debt are more prone to suicide. Rancho Cucamonga, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 Through interviews with psychiatrists, lawyers, rehabilitation facility owners and people who experience the financial crisis first hand, loans.org explored the link between mounting personal loan debts and depression and suicide. Between 1999 and 2010, the suicide rate among 35- to...

2013-05-06 16:23:23

Ecolab Chairman and CEO Doug Baker at Executives' Club Luncheon CHICAGO, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 16 The Executives' Club of Chicago will host their annual meeting and awards luncheon with a keynote presentation from Ecolab Chairman & CEO Doug Baker at the Hilton Chicago. More than 600 business leaders are expected to attend. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120203/MM47327LOGO) Water shortages, stewardship and strategies to mitigate risk will be...

2013-05-03 12:22:50

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucerne(®), Safeway Inc.'s exclusive dairy brand, invites the American public to vote for their favorite cow in the Eight Annual Lucerne(®) The Art of Dairy(TM) Art Contest. Nine student finalists were chosen to compete for a $30,000 grand prize with an unconventional canvas for their legendairy designs - a life-sized fiberglass cow. America will crown the winning artist in the contest that joins nutrition with artistic talent and...

2013-05-02 23:03:49

Sprint will look different depending whether Dish Network or Softbank wins? Technology Industry Analyst Jeff Kagan is available to speak with reporters, or may be quoted through this release. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 There is a battle for Sprint Nextel being fought by Dish Network and Softbank, and the war of words is getting louder. The Sprint of tomorrow will look different depending whether Softbank or Dish wins. Wireless analyst Jeff Kagan comments on this story. “Right...