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2012-08-31 06:22:29

LONDON, August 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A brand new utility price comparison site launches this month as penny-pinching Brits are placed under increasing pressure by salary cuts and household bill hikes. Switch2Cheaper [http://www.switch2cheaper.com ] is designed to help consumers find the best possible deal on a range of everyday products and services including utility bills, mobile phones, personal finance, mortgages, broadband and insurance. Its launch comes as research...

2012-08-30 10:23:21

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - The C.D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today recommended that the Bank of Canada maintain its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets for monetary policy purposes, at 1.00 percent at its next announcement on September 5, 2012. The Council further recommended that the Bank hold the overnight rate target at 1.00 through March of 2013, and called for a target of 1.25 percent by August of next year....

2012-08-29 14:21:51

70% of Argentines Disapprove of Populist Leader's Economic Policies WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by American Task Force Argentina: President Cristina Kirchner's popularity has fallen dramatically amid worries of high inflation according to Argentine polling company Management & Fit. Just 30% of Argentinians approve of her handling of the economy, an approval rating that has continued to drop over the last year. According...

2012-08-28 06:26:02

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index(®), which had improved in July, declined in August. The Index now stands at 60.6 (1985=100), down from 65.4 in July. The Expectations Index decreased to 70.5 from 78.4. The Present Situation Index, however, was virtually unchanged, at 45.8 versus 45.9 a month ago. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey(®), based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board...

2012-08-22 02:23:55

HONG KONG, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Globalsurance has announced results of the company's first annual International Insurance Review. Globalsurance conducted a study to determine the rates of premium inflation within the International Private Medical Insurance (iPMI) industry. Using 7,916 data points from 8 leading International Insurance providers across a 5 year period, Globalsurance can reveal that iPMI premiums are increasing at an average rate of 10.8 percent per year around the...

2012-08-22 02:22:45

Data For July 2012 NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Center for Financial Stability (CFS) broad money supply data for July 2012 illustrate that the US economy is improving modestly. However, growth remains extremely weak. For instance, CFS Divisia M4 (DM4) for July advanced by 2.9% on a year-over-year (YoY) basis or well below the 6% to 6.5% typically associated with historical trend GDP growth of 3¼%. CFS proprietary money supply data provide a...

2012-08-21 07:01:34

Johns Hopkins University professor Charles L. Bennett and members of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) space mission that he led will receive the Gruber Foundation´s 2012 Cosmology Prize in Beijing, China tomorrow. Bennett and the 26-member WMAP team will share the $500,000 prize and are being recognized by the foundation for their transformative study of an ancient light dating back to the infant universe. So precise and accurate are the WMAP results that they form the...

2012-08-15 18:20:28

LONDON, August 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global gold demand in Q2 2012 was 990.0 tonnes (t), down 7% from the 1,065.8t in Q2 2011 according to the World Gold Council's Gold Demand Trends report. This dip in demand was partly due to the comparison with exceptional demand last year, and also reflects the challenging global economic climate. In this context, gold performed as expected, acting as both a store of value and a source of liquidity. In value terms gold demand...

2012-08-06 06:20:26

IRVINE Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The zAutos.com Gas Prices Portal allows users to compare prices at different gas stations in their area. By entering in a zip code or searching for a city, consumers will find a list of nearby gas stations and their corresponding prices. The price tool shows the gas stations offering the lowest prices at the top of the list, followed by the stations offering gas at higher prices. The innovative gas price tool takes the pain out of the pump by...

2012-08-01 06:23:01

LONDON, August 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Indian stocks finally rebound on central bank anticipation - Video of Colin Cieszynski's Nifty Fifty analysis here [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BLXTmcjLPw&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=mediarelease&utm_campaign=niftyfifty ] India's Nifty Fifty Index fell through the back half of 2011 and the first part of this year. In recent months, however, it has finally...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Quintessence (Dark Energy) -- Quintessence or dark energy is a hypothetical form of energy postulated to exist in order to explain observations of an accelerating universe. This energy would act like a vacuum pressure, pushing things apart. Other attempts to explain these recent observations involve a non-zero cosmological constant, which has the same effect. Indeed, sometimes quintessence is said to result in a non-zero cosmological constant, and conversely a non-zero cosmological...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Cosmological Constant -- The cosmological constant (usually denoted by the Greek capital letter lambda: Λ) is a value occurring in Einstein's theory of general relativity. The units of Λ are 1/second2; its value is unknown but believed to be positive based on recent observations. The constant is proportional to the energy density of the vacuum ρ, where π is Pi, G is the gravitational constant and c is the speed of light in vacuum. The term can be postive, negative, or...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Inflation -- Inflation is the idea - first proposed by Alan Guth (1981) - that the nascent universe passed through a phase of exponential expansion that was driven by a negative vacuum energy density (positive vacuum pressure). This expansion can be modelled by a non-zero cosmological constant. As a direct consequence of this expansion, all of the observable universe is posited to have originated in a small, initially causally-connected region. Quantum fluctuations in this microscopic...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Accelerating universe -- In the late 1990s, observations of type I supernova produced the unexpected result that the expansion of the universe appears to be accelerating. These observations appear more firm as new data has appeared. This means that the speed with which a distant galaxy recedes from us increases over time. If this trend continues, eventually we won't be able to see any other galaxies any more. This new theory of the end of the Universe has been called the Big Rip....

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) -- The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) was launched on June 30, 2001 at 3:46 p.m. EDT at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. The goal of WMAP was to map out minute differences in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation which would help test theories of the nature of the universe. On February 11, 2003, the public relations group from NASA made a press release regarding the age and composition of the universe....

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