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Understanding the reasons for GM's shift of work from Mexico to Canada

An article in the New York Times (September 20, 2016)  titled “G.M. Job Shift From Mexico Tests a Trump Premise”, describes a decision by General Motors to shift work from an automobile engine plant in Mexico to Canada and shutting down the Mexican plant. 122 more words

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How treating colds in China impacted the donkey supply chain in Africa

An article in CNN.com (September 29, 2016) available at http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/29/africa/china-african-donkeys/index.html describes a Chinese remedy, ejiao, used to treat colds and insomnia, that uses donkey gelatin. With a fall in the donkey population in China from 11 million to 6 million over the past 20 years as China shifts away from agriculture, there has been a surge in demand for donkeys imported from African countries like Niger and Burkina Faso. 121 more words

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Costa Rica ranks number 54 on the competivity index out of 138 countries in the 2016-2017 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report… 422 more words


Switzerland has been named the world's most competitive economy for the eighth year in a row

This week the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its annual Global Competitiveness Report, an assessment of how dynamic each country’s economy is. Switzerland came in first, extending its streak to eight years. 308 more words

Wells Fargo CEO to forfeit $45 million in pay over fake-accounts scandal

Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive John Stumpf will forfeit compensation worth about $45 million as the bank tries to appease angry lawmakers and regain the trust of customers amid the still-unfolding scandal over fake accounts… Steven Sanger, Wells Fargo’s lead independent director, said members of the board are “deeply concerned” about the bank’s practices and will conduct its investigation “with the diligence it deserves.” 11 more words


Market Block Party, Council Selects Path on Aquatics, City Visit with Congressman Kind & Tribune receives Urban Design award

Residents Celebrate City’s Past, Present and Future During Market Block Party

I was gratified by the enthusiastic response by area residents to celebrate the past, present, and future of our City during the two-day… 1,486 more words

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