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“An estimated 10million pumpkins are grown in the UK every year – 95% will be carved into hollowed-out lanterns for Halloween and 5% will be used for soups, stews and pies.” ( 52 more words

Eight Pieces of Our Oil Price Predicament

A person might think that oil prices would be fairly stable. Prices would set themselves at a level that would be high enough for the majority of producers, so that in total producers would provide enough–but not too much–oil for the world economy. 2,760 more words

Financial Implications

Sounding Off on Vasectomies

So…. studies show there’s been an increase in men having ‘the procedure’ during the recent 2007 recession.


Why Germany is the Eurozone’s biggest free rider

As worries rise that the eurozone is slipping into recession, it’s clear Germany is doing way better than its neighbors. Today, the country has low unemployment, very low inflation, a large trade surplus and a balanced budget. 884 more words


Ours Is The Age Of Austerity..... If We're Lucky

Last Saturday, approximately 3,500 people attended a rally in Glasgow in culmination of “Challenge Poverty Week”. The event, which passed without incident, featured such luminaries as the Scottish Trades Union Congress and representatives of the left-wing Socialist Worker Newspaper in a spirit of “anti-austerity”. 1,107 more words


Being a newbie.

Ok I’m no green twig and have faced more difficulty than I’d have liked in my past employment, or more accurately redundancy. But all of that has altered the way I look at work, deal with stress and interact with people, and it’s really nice to be back on solid ground, also known as permanent employment. 545 more words