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2012-06-14 23:00:53

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2012-05-31 10:23:28

TORONTO, May 31, 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 the Bank targets for monetary policy purposes, at 1.00 percent at its next announcement on June 5, 2012. The MPC further recommended that the Bank hold the overnight rate target at 1.00 through the end of the year, and called for a target of 1.25 percent by June 2013. The MPC...

2012-05-24 23:02:27

Company registration specialist Rikvin is optimistic that industries´ move to increase salaries will create a win-win situation for employees as well as employers and in turn, benefit the city-state's economy in the near to medium term, says http://www.rikvin.com/ Singapore (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 A recently published online survey, conducted by human resources consultancy Towers Watson has found that employers in Singapore are planning to increase wages by an average of 4.5% this year....

2012-05-17 06:22:42

TORONTO, May 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Monetary authorities should keep an eye on money growth in the economy to help stimulate and monitor the recovery, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Money Still Talks - Is Anyone Listening?" David Laidler, Fellow-in-Residence at the Institute, makes the case for policymakers' paying greater attention to the supply of money, to get a better fix on the economy's condition. "Money growth isn't the only key measure to watch,...

2012-05-17 02:22:40

LONDON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global gold demand in Q1 2012 was 1,097.6 tonnes (t), down 5% from the high demand levels seen in Q1 2011 (1,150.7t), according to the World Gold Council's Gold Demand Trends report. This decrease was largely to be expected given the introduction of import taxes in India and high gold prices. Gold demand value however, showed a 16% increase year on year to an estimated US$59.7 billion. The average price of gold for the quarter was US$1,690.57, 22% higher...

2012-05-15 02:26:02

ARLINGTON, Va., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Annual wage gains for private sector workers are likely to increase in the coming months, according to the preliminary second quarter Wage Trend Indicator(TM) (WTI) released today by Bloomberg BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DC33627LOGO) The index rose to 98.70 (second quarter 1976 = 100) from 98.42 in the first quarter. "The latest WTI is...

2012-04-27 02:24:13

NEW YORK, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis today reported 2.2 percent growth in real gross domestic product for the first quarter of 2012. Following a strong performance at the end of 2011, this most recent growth rate may be called modest, at best. Still, there are signs of strengthening in the underlying dynamics of the economy. The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(®) for the United States signals sustained moderate growth in the...

2012-04-26 06:22:28

NEW YORK, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Great Recession has confronted U.S. workers with an extended buyer's market in jobs, according to a new Executive Action Report from The Conference Board, leading to overall wage growth between 2008 and 2010 that was the weakest since the 1960s. Feeling the Pain: Wage Growth in the United States examines prevailing trends in recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and finds workers and wages still reeling from the downtown, with significant...

2012-04-19 06:26:07

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual cost of healthcare for individuals with employer-sponsored health insurance rose 3.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 versus the fourth quarter of 2010 and 0.8 percent versus the third quarter of 2011, according to the Thomson Reuters Healthcare Spending Index for Private Insurance. The index, which measures historical and current levels of per capita healthcare spending for people with employer-sponsored coverage, provides a...

2012-04-17 02:32:39

CHESTER, England, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Basic rate taxpayers need a rate of 4.38 per cent to gain benefit in real terms, increasing to 5.83 per cent for higher rate taxpayers - 'Life in Limbo' Brits need the cost of living to reduce to get their plans back on track Today's announcement by The Bank of England that inflation (CPI) has risen for the first time in six months to 3.5 per cent, from 3.4 per cent last month, is...


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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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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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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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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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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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