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Bush backs down on steel tariffs

via The Scotsman | Thu December 04, 2003
PRESIDENT George Bush last night avoided a major trade war as he bowed to international pressure and lifted the controversial tariffs on steel imports to the United States.

The economic recovery goes global

via MSNBC | Sat November 29, 2003
This holiday week has seen a fresh wave of reports suggesting the U.S. economy is continuing to gain momentum and will keep expanding at a healthy pace well into next year. It gets better: The accelerating U.S. economy is lifting activity in Japan and western Europe, too, even in countries where growth had come to a near-standstill.

UN-backed treaty on hazardous chemicals to come into force in February

via UN News Centre | Fri November 28, 2003
A new United Nations-backed treaty regulating trade in hazardous chemicals and pesticides and seen as a first line of defence against future tragedies, particularly in developing countries, will come into force in three months' time following its ratification by its 50th member state, Armenia.

The economic recovery goes global

via MSNBC | GNN staff | Thu November 27, 2003
This holiday week has seen a fresh wave of reports suggesting the U.S. economy is continuing to gain momentum and will keep expanding at a healthy pace well into next year. It gets better: The accelerating U.S. economy is lifting activity in Japan and western Europe, too, even in countries where growth had come to a near-standstill.

Natural Gas Exports Are a ‘Bonus Prize’ for Africa

via Allafrica.com | GNN staff | Mon November 24, 2003
Vassanji, according to ChevronTexaco President George L. Kirkland, made that statement when he recently won Canada's Giller Literary Prize for the second time. Kirkland likened Africa's move into the natural gas market to a second prize on top of its first prize: oil.

House Approves Antispam Bill

via PC World | Mon November 24, 2003
Lawmakers are one step closer to enacting the first nationwide antispam law. The House of Representatives on Saturday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would fine spammers who violate restrictions on unsolicited commercial e-mail.

Poorer nations to reap rewards of trend to outsourcing

via Financial Times | Sat November 22, 2003
The outsourcing of business operations via the internet could earn some of the world's poorest countries billions of dollars over the next few years, according to a United Nations study.

Economy Canada: Suddenly the tempo is upbeat

via Reuters | GNN staff | Sun November 09, 2003
There was much chatter about the strong dollar, concern exporters had their hands tied by currency woes and a few sharp barbs that the Bank of Canada was once again far too optimistic about growth.

U.S. GDP shows strongest growth in 19 years

via CBC | Thu October 30, 2003
The U.S. economy grew at a red-hot pace in the third quarter, leaping ahead at an unexpected robust annual rate of 7.2 per cent - the strongest growth since early 1984.

Green building investments yield high returns, says study

via Environmental News Network | Tue October 28, 2003
Investments in green buildings pay for themselves 10 times over, according to a new study for 40 California government agencies.

Chinese farmers cash in on demand for organic food

via Planet Ark | Wed October 22, 2003
As consumers in the West grow increasingly hungry for organic food, Chinese farmers see a niche market worth cultivating.

Signs Of U.S. Economic Recovery Buoy Indian Software Industry

via CMPnetasia.com | Sun October 19, 2003
The Indian software industry is smelling a turnaround in its main market, the United States. The long-anticipated rebound, coupled with a marked uptick in outsourcing, is sending stocks surging and sparking a hiring boom in the country.

Court gives power to FTC on no-call list

via SunSpot.net | GNN staff | Tue October 07, 2003
A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that the Federal Trade Commission can enforce the much-publicized do-not-call list while the constitutionality of the national registry designed to restrict telemarketing calls to consumers is decided.

Court gives power to FTC on no-call list

via SunSpot.net | GNN staff | Tue October 07, 2003
A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that the Federal Trade Commission can enforce the much-publicized do-not-call list while the constitutionality of the national registry designed to restrict telemarketing calls to consumers is decided.

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