One of the Best REIT ETFs You Haven’t Heard Of - Yahoo! Finance ... a substantial portion of its geographic weight to countries that appear ... Rates in Japan and the Eurozone are low and expected to remain that ... 12/19/2014 - 9:38 am | View Link
Turbulent period for bank capital raises questions for 2015 - Reuters UK This is particularly important as new countries such as the Netherlands ... next year as it attempts to revive growth in the ailing eurozone. 12/19/2014 - 8:39 am | View Link
Counterfeit euros: Fake it 'til you make it - Al Jazeera The Italian and German central banks confirmed that the ECB and the central banks of eurozone countries share a database to exchange... 12/19/2014 - 8:29 am | View Link
Currency Analyst Koester: Threat of Currency War 'Very Real' - NewsMax.com Structural weaknesses in the eurozone, for instance, portend further ... war already has begun, thanks to central bank easing in many countries. 12/19/2014 - 7:46 am | View Link
The state of global poverty - Gulf News The Eurozone faces the spectre of another round of stagnation; ... progress, a large proportion of people in developing countries remain ... 12/19/2014 - 7:43 am | View Link
Consensus Builds Against Eurozone’s ‘Hardball’ Strategy Call it the Washington/Paris consensus. The Peterson Institute for International Economics this week urged a fundamental rethink of the eurozone's strategy for confronting its mounting economic woes, adding its voice to those of the IMF and OECD. 12/19/2014 - 7:27 am | View Link
Eurozone business activity lifts slightly in December: survey Business activity in the eurozone accelerated slightly in December, a key survey showed Tuesday, but not enough to lift wider economic worries with powerhouse Germany sluggish and France in a slowdown. Markit Economics said its Composite Purchasing Managers Output Index (PMI) for the 18-country zone that uses the single currency rose marginally to 51.7 points in December from 51.1 points in ... 12/16/2014 - 6:58 am | View Link
Big 3 advertising firms cut 2015 ad spending forecast Three big advertising companies made slight downwards revisions to their 2015 forecasts for global ad spending, as markets in Eastern Europe and the core Eurozone countries remain weak and as ad revenues in the US grow slower than previously expected.In revised forecasts, WPP's media-buying agency GroupM, Publicis Groupe SA's ZenithOptimedia and Interpublic's MagnaGlobal each projected that the ... 12/13/2014 - 3:34 pm | View Link
Greek Crisis 2.0? Not quite yet ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek stocks and bonds have been hammered this week, a reminder of the bad old days of Europe's debt crisis when the very future of the euro currency was called into question. 12/12/2014 - 12:01 pm | View Link
Eurozone to reject finance tax deadline (MENAFN) A number of Eurozone countries disagreed broad outlines for a tax on financial transactions by a self-imposed deadline, casting doubt on whether the disputed levy can be i... 12/8/2014 - 9:37 am | View Link
‘Eurozone inflation to turn negative in months ahead’ He added that rising productivity in countries like Ireland and Spain could, for example, create scope for wage rises, which would counter deflation dangers. He said forecasts from the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and OECD that the ... 12/20/2014 - 12:56 pm | View Link
ECB vice president expects negative eurozone inflation in coming months European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio said the sinking inflation rate in the countries that use the European Union's common currency, the euro, was largely due to the sharp dip in the price of oil in recent months. In comments made to the ... 12/19/2014 - 10:43 pm | View Link
Consensus Builds Against Eurozone’s ‘Hardball’ Strategy Employing that logic, growth is bad for reforms. In defense of that strategy, policy makers can point to Greece and other eurozone countries that have undertaken deep economic overhauls, but only after they had lost their financial independence and there ... 12/19/2014 - 9:39 am | View Link
Eurozone: The situation stabilised in the fourth quarter By countries, Germany and France are doing rather better than Italy (which does not appear to be coming out of recession), whereas the periphery countries are accelerating according to the Markit indicators (in the case of the Spanish economy this is ... 12/18/2014 - 11:22 pm | View Link
Eurozone Lessons: The Good, the Bad and the Structural In addition, the post-crisis experience of both Ireland and Spain suggests that countries willing to swallow unpalatable reform medicine – including cuts in nominal pay, pension and other welfare provisions – can achieve stronger rates of economic growth. 12/17/2014 - 1:40 pm | View Link
Euro crisis latest news, commentary and analysis from the ... Euro crisis latest news and analysis on the euro debt crisis and possible financial contagion in eurozone 12/20/2014 - 9:44 pm | View Website
Euro area member states Introduced in 1999, the euro is the single currency shared by 18 of the European Union's member states. These countries make up the euro area, also known as the eurozone. 12/20/2014 - 9:15 pm | View Website
European debt crisis The European debt crisis (often also referred to as the Eurozone crisis or the European sovereign debt crisis) is an ongoing multi-year long debt crisis taking place ... 12/20/2014 - 1:51 pm | View Website
List of Eurozone Countries | Eurozone Nations | Eurozone ... The eurozone is an Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) of 17 European Union (EU) member states that have adopted the euro (€) as their common currency. 12/20/2014 - 12:04 pm | View Website
Deflation has arrived in at least five Eurozone countries ... Mario Draghi will have to push for wage increases as disinflation continues, in the Eurozone and as quite some countries are already experiencing deflation. 12/20/2014 - 3:00 am | View Website
Crews are preparing to implode the west side of Texas A&M University's Kyle Field as part of $450 million in football stadium improvements.
A&M officials have scheduled the blast for 8 a.m. CST Sunday.
The updated west side of the Aggie stadium will include new suites and premium areas for fans, the Hall of Champions and upgraded TV broadcast facilities.
The redevelopment is expected to be finished in time for the 2015 football season, pushing Kyle Field seating capacity above 102,500.
In mid August, resident Jane Boggini traveled to Sierra Leone, where she worked to help stem the Ebola outbreak as a nurse with the Doctors Without Borders relief organization.
When she arrived in the rural coffee- and cacao-growing village of Kailahun, residents fled their homes and hid in bushes, fearing the aid workers.
The perception among villagers was that Ebola was a punishment from God and the white foreign workers were there to take their blood and harvest their organs, Boggini recalls.
While the epidemic has largely been stemmed in Liberia, Boggini said the disease is spreading in the western portion of Sierra Leone because of unsanitary traditional cultural practices, such as kissing and touching bodies during funerals, and the movement of patients.
Patients came to the makeshift treatment center established by Doctors Without Borders in a steady stream each day.
The arrivals were usually given nourishment like an electrolyte-heavy drink and "plumpy nut" — a nutrient-dense concoction of peanut butter packed with vitamins, minerals, and sugar that was wrapped in foil.
By the time she returned home to the United States, the survival rate had jumped much higher because of their efforts and educational outreach.
Some of the hardest parts of the outreach work was seeing orphaned children having no place to go once they were released from the facility and the daily movement of the dead in the double-wrapped body bags being taken to makeshift mass-burial sites.
When Boggini returned to Tolland, she monitored her temperature twice a day for three weeks, stayed away from church and crowded places like the mall, and had to refrain from visiting with her grandchildren.
Abbott made national headlines in recent months for openly refusing to obey Fort Lauderdale's new law that criminalizes the act of sharing food with homeless and needy persons.
Abbott co-authored a petition calling for the repeal of the ordinance, which has received over 100,000 signatures.
A South Florida man who two years ago won a U. S. Supreme Court case over the difference between a floating home and a vessel has lost a legal battle against the city of Riviera Beach.
A federal jury last week sided with the city, rejecting Fane Lozman's claims that the city seized and destroyed his floating home in retaliation for his frequent comments at city meetings in violation of free speech rights.
The couple, married 34 years, have nine pet bunnies and on Christmas morning, the animals will unwrap bunny-friendly gifts themselves (tissue paper works) and later, enjoy a special treat-filled meal on a holiday plate.
Peter, who has two noses as the result of a genetic mutation, Spritz, Cocoa and Harley, who are best friends and share a cage, Chowder, a grand-bunny who has been "visiting" from Florida for a year, Smokey, Mustang, Patches and Mocha, whose head is permanently tilted as a result of a parasite.
The couple 25 years ago had two outdoor bunnies when their children were young, but the fancy passed and it wasn't until about five years ago they started their furry family.
Debbie said someone once offered the pet store $5,000 for Peter because of his interesting noses, but the owners turned it down.
The bunnies eat rabbit pellets, hay, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, alfalfa sprouts, apples, bananas, dill and parsley.
With each disaster, environmentalists sounded alarms and called for the byproduct of burning coal to be treated as hazardous waste.
On Friday, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency released the first standards for the coal-burning waste, but they were hardly what environmental groups were hoping for.
The EPA ruled that the ash can be treated like regular garbage, meaning regulating the stuff will be left up to states and watchful citizens.
Added Scott Slesinger of the Natural Resources Defense Council: "Unlike the majority of environmental standards — which are backstopped by federal enforcement — this rule all but leaves people who live near coal ash dumps to fend for themselves."
The coal industry supported the less strict classification, arguing that the ash wasn't dangerous, and that a hazardous label would hinder the ash recycling market.
Many trees have been named for pets, said Coleen Perilloux Landry, the chairman and sole human member of the society created by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation Inc.