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Statistics: Annual inflation rate in OECD eases slightly to 2.0% in May 2010

June 29, 2010 5:25 am | by OECD | Comments

Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 2.0 % in the year to May 2010, slightly down from 2.1% in April. This small decrease in inflation rates mainly reflected the slowing down of energy prices, which increased by 11% in May, compared with 12.1% in April.

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Health : Growing health spending puts pressure on government budgets, according to OECD Health Data 2010

June 29, 2010 5:24 am | by OECD | Comments

In all OECD countries total spending on healthcare is rising faster than economic growth, pushing the average ratio of health spending to GDP from 7.8% in 2000 to 9.0% in 2008. Factors pushing health spending up - technological change, population expectations and population ageing - will...

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Contract Awarded for Construction of Facility Dedicated to Energy Research

June 29, 2010 5:21 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory has awarded a contract to a general contractor for the construction of a new $66.8 million Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB), a state-of-the-art facility that will bring together scientists focused on the nation’s most...

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Stamps.com Integrates With Volusion(R) E-Commerce Software

June 29, 2010 5:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Stamps.com@ (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of USPS@ postage online (http://www.stamps.com/postage-online/how-it-works/) and shipping software (http://www.stamps.com/shipping/) solutions to approximately 400,000 customers, today announced its new integration with Volusion@, the leading...

Google to Stop Redirecting Chinese Users to Hong Kong

June 29, 2010 4:26 am | by New York Times | Comments

The move is an effort to appease Beijing as Google seeks to renew its license to operate in mainland China.

FIFA to 'Reopen the File' on Video Review

June 29, 2010 4:26 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

FIFA's president apologized to England and Mexico for "refereeing mistakes" and said it would be "nonsense" not to consider changes to video-technology use.

MapQuest beta version has a cleaner, simpler look

June 29, 2010 2:06 am | by CATHERINE TSAI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

MapQuest was long the leader among websites giving people online directions, but Google Maps surpassed it in 2008.MapQuest wants those eyeballs back.Starting Tuesday, the Denver-based mapping unit of AOL Inc. is testing a fresh look with features that some might say make it look a whole lot...

Google changes China access after Beijing objects

June 29, 2010 2:05 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google Inc. said Tuesday it will stop automatically rerouting users of its China search site to its Hong Kong site after Beijing threatened the company with the loss of its Internet license.Google shut down its China-based search engine March 22 to avoid cooperating with the communist...

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Foxconn plans China plant amid suicide scrutiny

June 29, 2010 1:06 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Foxconn Technology, a supplier to Apple Inc., looks ready to build a huge new factory in north-central China despite the company's own misgivings about city-sized manufacturing facilities after a spate of suicides among its young migrant work force.The company plans to recruit some 300,000...

Premier Talent Management Event to Highlight Importance of Talent Intelligence September 13-16 in Chicago

June 29, 2010 1:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced the agenda for its annual customer conference, TaleoWORLD 2010 (http://www.taleoworld.com/2010/) , with keynotes from global thought and business leaders including General Colin...

Google Tries New China Approach

June 29, 2010 12:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Google will change how Chinese users access its search service in a bid to renew its license from the government.

Israel: Farm reforms showing results, but environmental challenges and market distortions remain

June 29, 2010 12:24 am | by OECD | Comments

Government support to Israeli farmers has fallen over recent years but a number of market distorting policies are still in place, according to a new OECD report. More efficient water resource management remains a critical challenge, the report adds.

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Broadband to Be Available for More Commercial Use

June 28, 2010 10:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

A presidential memorandum aims to make available for auction some 500 megahertz of spectrum.

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Germany Asks Apple About iPhone’s Data-Gathering

June 28, 2010 10:25 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Like Google and Facebook, Apple has been confronted with Germany’s privacy laws, among Europe’s stiffest.

In Suit Over Faulty Computers, Window to Dell’s Fall

June 28, 2010 10:24 pm | by New York Times | Comments

Documents show that Dell was aware of bad components in millions of computers sold from 2003 to 2005.

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