Archive | January, 2014

NFL Minnesota Vikings: Minneapolis Metrodome roof deflated for demolition of stadium

January 19, 2014

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Minneapolis Metrodome roof deflated for demolition of stadium WCCO 4 CBS Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS- Friday, January 17, 2013 was another milestone day at the Metrodome. The iconic inflatable roof came down, so demolition can proceed for the new Vikings stadium. Cameras, however, were be placed inside and around the Dome, so the deflation would not go […]

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Beijing to control population growth

January 17, 2014

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Beijing to control population growth Xinhua BEIJING — Beijing will curb explosive population growth by tackling complicated urban problems, Mayor of the city Wang Anshun has said. “Becoming a modern international metropolis, Beijing is challenged by an urban disease which consists of a complex mixture of problems,” said Wang at the ongoing annual session of […]

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Philadelphia skyscraper to be tallest building outside of New York and Illinois in the U.S.

January 16, 2014

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Philadelphia skyscraper to be tallest building outside of New York and Illinois in the U.S. Associated Press PHILADELPHIA- Comcast Corp. already built the tallest skyscraper in town. On Wednesday, it announced plans to build an even taller one. The Philadelphia-based media giant said it plans to build a $1.2 billion, 1,121-feet tall technology center that, […]

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Uganda inches towards oil sales

January 14, 2014

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Uganda inches towards oil sales East African Business Week KAMPALA, Uganda – With China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the only holder of an oil production license for the Kingfisher Discovery Area, expectations are that 2014 will likely be the year for the government to issue more production licenses to other firms. Last week, all […]

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U.S. Unemployment: December 2013 drops to 6.7%- White 5.9%, Black 11.9%

January 11, 2014

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December 2013 drops to 6.7% White 5.9%, Black 11.9% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics The number of unemployed persons declined by 490,000 to 10.4 million in December, and the unemployment rate declined by 0.3 percentage point to 6.7 percent. Over the year, the number of unemployed persons and the unemployment rate were down by 1.9 […]

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New York now home to tallest hotel in North America

January 9, 2014

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New York now home to tallest hotel in North America NEW YORK (AP) – A new Marriott in New York City is claiming to be the tallest single-use hotel building in North America. The Courtyard-Residence Inn Central Park is 750 feet high, according to Marriott spokeswoman Nina Herrera-Davila. The hotel opened Dec. 29 at 1717 […]

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10,000 African migrants stage demonstration in Israel

January 9, 2014

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10,000 African migrants stage demonstration in Israel Knesset speaker nixes meeting between protest leaders and MKs; Peres: We’ll act morally; round them up and deport them, says ex-interior minister By Spencer Ho Times of Israel Protests by African migrants in Israel, unprecedented in their scope, continued for a fourth straight day Wednesday as about 10,000 […]

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For the first time since 1959, Cubans can now buy new and used cars

January 8, 2014

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For the first time since 1959, Cubans can now buy new and used cars BBC News Cubans are now able to buy modern cars freely for the first time since the revolution in 1959. Previously, Cubans had to get a government permit to buy new vehicles. That requirement has now been abolished but only a […]

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NFL: Carolina Panthers unveil stadium renovations plan

January 7, 2014

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NFL: Carolina Panthers unveil stadium renovations plan CHARLOTTE- Danny Morrison, President of the Carolina Panthers and Scott Paul, Director of Stadium Operations, shared renderings of upcoming  $65 million stadium renovations to Bank of America Stadium on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Stadium renovation construction is scheduled to begin in two weeks.  The stadium will include  a new high-definition video board, […]

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China to set up fully private banks in 2014

January 7, 2014

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China to set up fully private banks in 2014 Xinhua BEIJING– China will set up three to five fully private banks on a trial basis this year in a bid to further open up the banking sector to domestic and foreign capital, China’s banking regulator said Monday. Private capital will be introduced to restructure current […]

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