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China Will Spend $2 Billion To Attack Air Pollution Problem In Beijing

The level of air pollution is so high on certain days that the Beijing's government has to shutter factories and restrict the number of cars which enter the city. China ...
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Why Gold Demand Could Remain Quite Strong in 2017

Gold enjoyed a stellar return in 2016. What was so unusual about the gain is that at the end of December 2015 and at the start of the following January, ...
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After Years of Gains, Clean Energy Investment Is on the Decline

Call it global warming. Call it climate change. Maybe it's a nuance, or maybe your political stance determines how you feel about this debate. 24/7 Wall St. has tracked investment ...
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Will Air Pollution Slow China’s Red-Hot Car Market?

The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers announced car and light vehicle sales rose 15% to 24.4 million. Some of the growth likely was due to favorable sales tax provisions from ...
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Analysts Warming to Baidu in 2017 After a Choppy 2016

Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) had a rough 2016, but things might be looking up as 2017 gets underway. Baidu has now seen two analyst upgrades in two days. Stifel raised ...
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McDonald’s Dumps 80% of China Operations

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) must be very unhappy with its China business. It has sold 80% of its operations there to two financial firms. The reasons for the decision were ...
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2016 Air Cargo Improves, but Trump a Wild Card for 2017

Air cargo volume increased by 6.9% year over year in November, on top of a 6.2% increase posted in October, according to data reported Wednesday by WorldACD Market Data. While ...
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Apple’s App Store Posts Huge New Year’s Day Sales; Pulls NY Times App in China

In a press release Thursday morning, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) said that New Year's Day 2017 marked the company's highest-ever day of sales with nearly $240 million in app and ...
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Alibaba Makes Another Move to Battle Counterfeiters

Online sales of counterfeit products drain an estimated $1.7 trillion from global revenues every year, according to one estimate. The response by some vendors to counterfeit sales has been less ...
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China’s Growth Turns Hot Again With Best PMI Result in 4 Years

China's purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) took an unexpected jump in December, a sign that its economy may be not be slowing as much as expected. Various estimates put its gross ...
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Will Smog Kill China Car Sales Growth?

Car companies sold 21.1 million cars and light trucks in China in 2015. The market has become the world's largest by far, and a sales lifeline to global manufacturers. The ...
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CGTN Reinvents China’s National TV Broadcaster, but Not Its Owner

China Central Television (CCTV), the TV mouthpiece of the People's Republic of China, has reinvented itself starting with the New Year as China Global Television Network (CGTN), an attempt to make ...
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Air Pollution Killed Over 336,000 People in China

As a yellow alert for poor air quality in China that has been in place for several days causes shuttering of some factories and restrictions for driving, it is worth ...
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China Smog Blankets Largest Cities

Air pollution problems in China worsened recently, threatening both the industrial sector and auto industry, most likely. According to the official Xinhua news agency, many of the largest cities are ...
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Automakers Demand for Lithium to Rise 17% in 2017

Lithium is the critical component of the lithium-ion batteries that power smartphones, laptops, and cars. Global demand for lithium batteries is expected to reach 1.7 billion units in 2016 and ...
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