Delayed Plans Muddy Fate of Italian Bank – New York Times


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Delayed Plans Muddy Fate of Italian Bank
New York Times
ROME — The Italian government signaled on Monday that it had no interest in nationalizing Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the country's oldest bank, after shareholders over the weekend overruled bank management and delayed plans to raise urgently needed 
Italy presses Monte Paschi to complete $ 4 billion cash callReuters UK
Monte dei Paschi internal tussle could give Italy ownershipThe Globe and Mail

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4 Innovators Using Civic Consumption to Change the World – Forbes

4 Innovators Using Civic Consumption to Change the World
Forbes
In the sharing economy, sometimes referred to as collaborative consumption, rather than owning, people are sharing, renting, and bartering access in a peer-to-peer marketplace. They are democratizing the system and increasing access to the desirable 

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Changing exports reshaping states – MiamiHerald.com

Changing exports reshaping states
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There may be parents who see the beef advertising and say, “ 'Well, I'm going to raise my child to be big and strong like Michael Jordan,' ” Farquhar said. China's cultural appetite for beef was whetted long before McDonald's took root, however. During

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News on Mistreatment of Indian Diplomat Ignores Story of Domestic Worker Abuse, says expert at Institute for Policy Studies

“The treatment of Khobragade during her arrest raises serious concerns for us and for our international allies, but it is our belief this cannot be used as an excuse to ignore the deeper questions raised by the case,” said Tiffany Williams, Institute for Policy Studies.

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France cleared to impose controversial ‘millionaire tax’ – NBCNews.com (blog)


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France cleared to impose controversial 'millionaire tax'
NBCNews.com (blog)
PARIS — France's Constitutional Council gave the green light on Sunday to the government's controversial 'millionaire tax', to be levied on companies that pay salaries of more than 1 million euros ($ 1.38 million) a year. The measure, introduced in
France's “millionaire's tax” gets constitutional go-aheadCBS News
Court Uphold's France's 75-Percent 'Millionaires' Tax'TIME
France's Hollande Gets Court Approval for 75% Millionaire TaxBloomberg
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UN to send more troops to South Sudan: Oxfam’s reaction

Commenting on the decision for the UN to send more troops to South Sudan, John Watt, Oxfam’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, currently in South Sudan said:

“Protecting the innocent people caught up in the violence in South Sudan must be the number one priority and the welcome decision of the Security Council to send more troops will help the United Nations in providing security for thousands desperately in need.

“We urge their swift deployment and in particular reinforcements to be sent to the areas where humanitarian needs are the most severe. Troops brought in should also ensure civilians are protected in and around UN bases throughout the country, and in the capital Juba where over 30,000 people have fled to for safety.

“Hostilities must be brought to an end as soon as possible and over the Christmas and New Year period international pressure must continue so that all parties to the conflict stop fighting and the country is brought back from the precipice.”

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$3M awarded to World Education by DOL for a youth initiative in Uganda

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Year in review: Notable news of 2013 – Coeur d’Alene Press

Year in review: Notable news of 2013
Coeur d’Alene Press
A firefighting aircraft dumps retardant on a fire near Mica Bay estimated to be five acres in size near Doubletree Road on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. The McEuen Park transformation – an issue that since 2010 has launched countless meetings, news

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OurReadersSpeak: Forest Jobs and Rec Act is a wilderness bill in disguise – Montana Standard

OurReadersSpeak: Forest Jobs and Rec Act is a wilderness bill in disguise
Montana Standard
Where is all this Montana support for 650,000 acres of new wilderness including the Highlands, Ruby and Snowcrest, Centennials, Humbug Spires and forgetting about existing public land law to harvest timber now? Curtail your environmental supporters

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POINT OF VIEW/ Hidehiko Mukoyama: Asian economic growth for 2014 set to … – Asahi Shimbun

POINT OF VIEW/ Hidehiko Mukoyama: Asian economic growth for 2014 set to
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Currently, the world's top natural rubber producing countries are Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia, with Indonesia and Malaysia also accounting for more than 80 percent of the world's palm oil production. In addition to the The transportation

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