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2014-02-13 16:29:33

DUBLIN, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vnzqs3/construction_in) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the Construction Industry in Western Europe - Forecasts to 2017" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vnzqs3/construction_in ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The Western European construction industry recorded a CAGR of...

2011-01-26 13:47:18

New research from the University of New Hampshire suggests that China should establish a unified supervisory agency, similar to what is used in Singapore, to oversee its complex financial sector. The new research by Honggeng Zhou, associate professor of decision sciences, and Wenjuan Xie, assistant professor of finance, both at UNH, is presented in the working paper "Challenges for the Unified Financial Supervision in the Post-crisis Era: Singaporean Experience and Chinese Practice." The...

2010-10-30 00:00:46

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Auto Parts and Accessories markets. Although the depressed automotive industry and economic activity restricted growth opportunities for auto parts, re-emphasis on product innovations, government subsidies and stimulus packages doled out is expected revive the battered automotive industry and in the process the market for auto parts and accessories, which remains a critical component in the automotive supply value chain. In light...

2010-07-26 09:03:00

NEW YORK and LONDON, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's book about the global economic crisis will be published by Simon & Schuster worldwide in November 2010. The book will be published by the company's Free Press imprint in the U.S., in the United Kingdom by Simon & Schuster UK, and by the company's publishing units in Canada and Australia. Gordon Brown's book will offer insight into the events that led to the fiscal downward spiral and the...

2010-05-10 15:24:00

CHICAGO, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- "By most measures, the financial crisis of 2008 was worse than that which precipitated the Great Depression or the bursting of the stock market bubble in Japan. The rate at which financial conditions deteriorated was particularly startling, with much of what was left of Wall Street as we knew it either failing or restructured in just seven days," says Diane Swonk, chief economist of Mesirow Financial, in her May edition of Themes on the Economy, located at...

2009-10-05 12:48:49

U.S. markets turned higher Monday after closing lower in four of five trading sessions last week. Investors were beset by a flurry of government reports last week, including a Friday report that said unemployment rose from 9.7 to 9.8 percent on the loss of 263,000 jobs in September. In early afternoon trading Monday, the Dow Jones industrial average added 84.42 points, 0.89 percent, to 9,572.09. The Standard & Poor's 500 gained 1.18 percent, 12.08 points, to 1,037.29. The Nasdaq composite...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'