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2011-03-15 21:00:00

BEIJING, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China increased 0.3 percent in January to 155.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent decline in December and a 0.5 percent increase in November. Two of the six components contributed positively to the index in January. Says The Conference Board China Center resident economist Bill Adams: "The LEI's modest increase in January, following a large decline in December, points to...

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2011-03-15 06:40:00

Over the past four years, prescription drug prices grew at a much faster pace than costs for other medical supplies and services, according to a government report. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the "usual and customary" (U&C) price index for the top 100 commonly used drugs rose by an annual average of 6.6 percent from 2006 to the first quarter of 2010, compared to a 3.8 percent average annual increase for medical goods and services. The report contained 55...

2011-03-14 00:00:27

Amid speculation of a third bid for the Presidency, Congressman Ron Paul revealed that growing concerns over U.S. monetary policies would drive him into the race. In a no-holds-barred interview on KSCO AM 1080 with the host of The Costa Report, Rebecca Costa, Paul said, "I think the wave of the future is inflation. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2011 Amid speculation of a third bid for the Presidency, Congressman Ron Paul revealed that growing concerns over U.S. monetary policies would...

2011-03-09 07:41:00

HONG KONG, March 9 /PRNewswire/ - Today, www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com released its industry report highlighting resource miners Northgate Minerals Corporation (TSX:NGX)(NYSE Amex:NXG) and New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD)(NYSE Amex:NGD). Current state of affairs, monetary policy, and worries of inflation is stimulating investor interest in companies backed by precious and industrial metals. Investors from around the world are invited to view fundamental and technical analysis at...

2011-03-09 07:13:00

LOS ANGELES, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The price of gold hit a new record high of $1,441 per ounce on March 2, 2011, and with continuing political unrest in Libya and other areas in the Middle East and North Africa, Capital Gold Group CEO Jonathan Rose says the rise of gold is far from over. "The geopolitical unrest we are seeing overseas is influencing not only gold but oil as well," said Rose. "Typically, gold trades at about 15 times higher than oil, so with oil above $100 a...

2011-03-07 04:47:00

HADERA, Israel, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hadera Paper Ltd. (AMEX:AIP) (the "Company") today reported financial results for the year ended December 31, 2010 ("the Reported Period") and for the fourth quarter of the year ("Fourth Quarter"). The Company, its subsidiaries and associated companies - are referred to hereinafter as the "Group". The Consolidated Data set forth below excludes the results of operation of the associated companies: Hadera Paper- Printing and...

2011-02-28 08:41:00

NEW DELHI, February 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Progress on GST Commendable; Look Forward to Speedy Implementation - Appreciate Allocation of Rs 5000 cr to SIDBI for Refinancing Incremental Lending by Banks to MSMEs; However, Better Increase was Expected - Move to Take Rural Broadband Connectivity to all the 2.5 lakh Panchayats in the Country in Next Three Years to Provide Much-Needed Empowerment to Rural India - Emphasis on the use of...

2011-02-28 09:42:00

FORT LEE, N.J., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Inflation Association (NIA) - http://inflation.us - announced in its November 5th, 2010, food price projection report that food inflation would take over as America's biggest crisis in calendar year 2011, surpassing the mortgage crisis and high unemployment, which were the top economic concerns of Americans in 2010. NIA's food price projection report received worldwide media attention including being featured by Glenn Beck on the...

2011-02-17 05:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pace of wage growth in the private sector is expected to accelerate in the coming months, according to the preliminary first quarter Wage Trend Indicator(TM) (WTI) released today by BNA, a leading publisher of specialized news and information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) The WTI increased to 98.00 (second quarter 1976 = 100), up from 97.42 in the fourth quarter of 2010. If confirmed by the...

2011-02-16 23:59:00

LONDON, February 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 2010 was an outstanding year for gold, with strong demand across all sectors, the World Gold Council said today. Gold demand for the year reached a ten year high with annual demand of 3,812.2 tonnes worth approximately US$150 billion. On 9 November 2010, this demand led to a new record gold price of US$1,421.0/oz on the London PM fix. The Gold Demand Trends report sets out the key factors that drove gold demand in 2010, together with an...


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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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