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CHINA MOVES TO MORE FASHIONABLE GOLD

China’s robust appetite for gold may have abated this year, but sales are still hot in one market niche — 18 carat gold jewelry — the kind of gold preferred by fashion conscious buyers. “The motive is just to buy … Continue reading

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Banks Looking At New Fees

Banks, in an attempt to wring more revenue out of customer accounts, are planning new ways to raise fees on basic products like debit cards, cash machines and checking accounts. As regulation curtailing financial institutions from levying certain charges on … Continue reading

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MicroLenders, Once Honored, Now Struggling

Microcredit is losing its halo in many developing countries. Microcredit was once extolled by world leaders like Bill Clinton and Tony Blair, as a powerful tool that could help eliminate poverty, through loans as small as $50 to cowherds, basket … Continue reading

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Dozens of Jackdaws Found Dead in Sweden

Officials say about 50 birds have been found dead on a street in Sweden Veterinarian Robert ter Horst says the cause of jackdaws’ deaths was unclear but that fireworks were set off near the scene Tuesday night. The birds were … Continue reading

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C.F.T.C. Pushes Compromise on Trading Limits

Banks Looking At New Fees Banks, in an attempt to wring more revenue out of customer accounts, are planning new ways to raise fees on basic products like debit cards, cash machines and checking accounts. As regulation curtailing financial institutions … Continue reading

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Landlords Pay New Attention To Rent Monitoring

Landlords are beginning to act more like airlines — using supply and demand to make quick adjustments to rent prices. In fact, some landlords are now using sophisticated computerized models to monitor competition, upcoming vacancies and seasonal patterns to determine … Continue reading

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