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Drops in GE, worries over Europe drag U.S. stocks lower

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell Friday as General Electric stock dropped after the company’s second-quarter report. Most other industries retreated, including technology companies, which have soared during a 10-day winning streak. European stocks sunk and bond prices jumped as investors wondered about the fate of the European Central Bank’s …

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Current Developments in the Pest Control Markets

A report by MarketsandMarkets indicates that the biological pest control segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2021. Biocontrol provided by these living organisms, collectively known as natural enemies, is important for reducing the number of pest insects and mites. The report points out that agricultural …

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Zim economy to grow 3.7% in 2017: finance minister

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s economy will grow by 3.7 percent in 2017, according to Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa, despite a public sector wage bill devouring much of the government’s expenditure. Chinamasa said that growth would be boosted by the farming sector, which is forecast to grow by 21.3 percent this year, …

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DOE geothermal project aims to expand technology’s reach

Dive Brief: The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will partner with seven other labs and six universities on a $9 million project aimed at more efficiently developing enhanced geothermal energy systems (EGS). Experiments will focus on understanding and modeling rock fractures, an essential element of geothermal systems, and …

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North Korea economy undergoes rapid growth

North Korea’s economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years in 2016 despite the isolated country facing international sanctions to curb its pursuit of nuclear weapons. The expansion, driven by mining and energy, marked the biggest rise since a 6.1 percent gain in 1999. The robust economic growth may …

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How to Buy China’s Economy: Best Stocks to Own After MSCI Inclusion

In most American households, the washing machine keeps a low profile. Consumers may want their washer to be energy-efficient, water-saving, or even “smart,” but they don’t care how it looks. Not so in China, where a washer is a sign that you’ve arrived economically—especially if it’s stylish. That explains the …

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Markets Right Now: Stocks open slightly lower

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 9:35 a.m. Declines in technology and industrial companies are leading stock prices lower in early trading on Wall Street. General Electric slumped 4.5 percent in early trading Friday after investors were disappointed in a drop in sales in its electricity …

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