Monthly Archives: April 2014

UK grows 0.8% in Q1; Slow growth is a worry at Twitter; Workplaces with ‘toxic’ environments

1 UK grows 0.8% in Q1 of 2014 (Katie Allen in The Guardian) Britain’s economy picked up pace in the first quarter of this year but not quite as fast as economists had been expecting. The Office for National Statistics … Continue reading

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US, EU sanctions on more Russia firms; Big money and a tech bubble; Blurring the line between man and machine; Canada for wifi in the woods

1 US, EU sanctions on more Russia firms (Khaleej Times) The US has imposed new sanctions on seven Russian officials and 17 firms linked to President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle even as the European Union added 15 more officials to … Continue reading

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UK outlook ‘exceptionally strong’; For middle classes, the American dream is just a dream; The scarcity fallacy

1 UK outlook ‘exceptionally strong’ (BBC) The outlook for the economy over the next three months is “exceptionally strong” according to the employers’ organisation the CBI. Its latest monthly survey of 675 firms, indicated that growth expectations were the strongest … Continue reading

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G-7 nations for more sanctions on Russia; For Britain, a low-pay ‘recovery’ built on the back of working poor; How suicide and politics mix in India

1 G-7 nations for more sanctions on Russia (San Francisco Chronicle) The US and other nations in the Group of Seven have agreed to “move swiftly” to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia in response to its actions in Ukraine. … Continue reading

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Global M&A toches $1trn; How India is split over Narendra Modi; Pet ownership in the time of climate constraints; Motherhood as a battle

1 Global M&A touches $1trn (Straits Times) The value of worldwide mergers and acquisitions announced so far this year has topped US$1 trillion, passing that level for only the third time this early in the year since records began in … Continue reading

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General Motors profit falls 85%; England & Wales crime rate lowest in 33 years; Putin’s Snowden moment

1 General Motors profit falls 85% (Bill Vlasic in The New York Times) General Motors, US’ largest automaker, has reported that its net income in the first quarter fell about 85 percent, mostly because of costs associated with the recalls … Continue reading

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Facebook Q1 revenue soars 72%; Apple profits up, opts for share buyback; How biases drive school dropouts in India

1 Facebook Q1 earnings soar 72% (Dominic Rushe in The Guardian) Facebook revenue soared 72% in the first quarter of 2014 as the company continued to shift its customers – and advertisers – to its mobile platform. Comfortably beating analysts’ … Continue reading

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