CEO confidence rises despite new risks and uncertainty

While CEOs around the world feel they have plenty to worry about in the year ahead, their confidence in their own growth prospects and their outlook for the global economy are back on the rise. In PwC’s 20th annual survey of CEOs worldwide, 38% (2016: 35%) are very confident about their company’s growth prospects in the next 12 months while 29% More...

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By webmaster On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Volkswagen to Pay Total of $4.3 Billion to Resolve Criminal and Civil Actions

Volkswagen (VW) has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal felony counts and to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty as a result of the company’s long-running scheme to sell thousands of diesel vehicles in the More...

By Newsroom On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Refugees and migrants face high risks in winter weather in Europe

We are deeply worried at the situation of refugees and migrants faced with harsh winter conditions across Europe. We have stepped up our assistance in several countries, including Greece and Serbia. Saving lives More...

By Newsroom On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Bottled up sand builds better homes for refugees

TINDOUF, Algeria – With a master’s degree in energy efficiency, Sahrawi refugee Tateh Lehbib Breica had originally planned to build an energy efficient home in the desert, using discarded bottles for a More...

By webmaster On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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Preliminary Crime Stats for 2016 Released

Today, the FBI released its Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, which covers January through June 2016 and which shows an increase in the number of violent crimes and a decrease in the number of property More...

By webmaster On Saturday, January 7th, 2017
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Federal Funds Stolen From Homeless Care Center

The staff of two non-profit health care clinics diligently worked to offer critical medical care and services to the most vulnerable residents—young and old—of the Birmingham, Alabama, region. And to carry More...

Displaced children carry cooked meals provided by a local charity in the Al-Mashatiyeh neighborhood of east Aleppo, Syria, where UNHCR and its partners are distributing key relief items. © UNHCR/Bassam Diab
By Newsroom On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Amid the ruins of Aleppo, UNHCR sees signs of hope

ALEPPO, Syria – UN agencies are rushing to provide urgent aid to the civilians of Aleppo and are finding fledgling signs of optimism for the future, according to Sajjad Malik, Representative of UNHCR, the More...

By Newsroom On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Americans are closer to gun violence than they think

Nearly all Americans are likely to know a victim of gun violence within their social networks during their lifetime. The findings suggest citizens are “closer to gun violence than they perceive,” write the authors More...

By webmaster On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
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Are You an Employer? How You can Deal with Asbestos in Your Building in the Proper Way

There was a time when asbestos was widely used and could basically be found anywhere – it does, after all, have many properties which are considered very beneficial in the construction business; properties such More...

By Newsroom On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
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One prize bull caused 500,000 miscarried calves

Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief was one of the most prolific bulls in the history of Holstein cattle breeding—but he also introduced a lethal gene into the population, responsible for an estimated half million spontaneous More...