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US:1 in 2 New Graduates Are Jobless or Underemployed

By HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young collegegraduates either jobless or underemployed in positions … Continue reading

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新加坡凭什么超越香港 [CN]

By 纪赟 最近有两则新闻颇为引人注目,一是福布斯网站根据国际货币基金组织提供的各国国内生产总值以及购买力分析,从而列出的全球富裕国家与地区排行榜上,新加坡位列第三。在这个榜单上,美国和中国香港分别排名第七、八。 另一则新闻是彭博社引用研究机构“每日图表”提供的数据,2011年新加坡国内生产总值达到约2600亿美元,而同时期香港的总值则仅为2433亿。而人均国内生产总值,新加坡和香港更分别是约5.07和3.43万美元。也即无论在个人还是就经济总量方面,新加坡都超越香港。

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The real Pink Panther: Australia’s largest rosy diamond is discovered

Pink diamonds are one of the most valuable jewels in the world – and now Rio Tinto miners in Australia have unearthed the biggest ever found in the country. The company’s Argyle mine, situated in the Kimberly region, produces a … Continue reading

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Europe Job Losses Accelerate on AstraZeneca-to-PepsiCo Cuts

By Thomas Black – Feb 14, 2012 GMT+8 Global companies from NEC Corp. (6701) to PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) andAstraZeneca Plc (AZN) are chopping jobs more than three times faster than in 2011 as they brace for recession in Europe and a slowdown in China. Announced workforce … Continue reading

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Singapore Economy Shrinks Less Than Estimated

By Shamim Adam and Andrea Tan – Feb 16, 2012 11:49 AM GMT+0800 Singapore’s economy shrank less than initially estimated last quarter as a surge in pharmaceutical production supported manufacturing at the year end. Gross domestic product fell an annualized 2.5 percent … Continue reading

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Claw Back Privacy Under Google’s New Policy

The step-by-step guide to using Google’s best offerings, but spreading your online eggs into more than just one big basket out in Mountain View, California. Continue reading

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2012 PFC Energy 100

 by https://www.pfcenergy.com/PFC-Energy-50/PFC-Energy-100 2011 COMPANY NAME MARKET $BN SHARE CHANGE PRIMARY BUSINESS COUNTRY 1 ExxonMobil 406.3 15.90% Integrated IOC US 2 PetroChina 276.6 -9.20% Integrated NOC China 3 Royal Dutch Shell 234.6 10.40% Integrated IOC Netherlands 4 Chevron 211.9 16.60% Integrated … Continue reading

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After Outcry, SOPA Backers Are Mainly Democrats

By AMY SCHATZ WASHINGTON—The push for antipiracy legislation brought lawmakers together for much of the past year, but in the Senate at least, the support that remains after nationwide protests appears to be mostly from Democrats. Senate Majority Leader Harry … Continue reading

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U.S. Shuts Offshore File-Share ‘Locker’

By GEOFFREY A. FOWLER, DEVLIN BARRETT and SAM SCHECHNER The Federal Bureau of Investigation shut down one of the world’s most popular file-sharing websites as a debate rages in Washington over whether to give the government new powers to crack … Continue reading

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WEB GOES ON STRIKE

On Jan 24th, Congress will vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed. We need to kill the bill – PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House – to … Continue reading

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