Posts Tagged "USA"

Trade with foreign countries, as China surpasses the U.S.

The value of trade with foreign countries of China, in 2013, exceeded that of the United States. The value of goods exported and imported from China in 2013 reached 4.16 trillion U.S. dollars (+ 7.6% compared to 2012), according to figures released by the Chinese government. In particular, China's exports have reached [...]

Energy consumption, the China overtakes the U.S.

China has become the world's biggest consumer of energy surpassing the USA. According to data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported by various media outlets, in 2009 China consumed 2.252 billion tons of oil equivalent, nearly 4% in most of the United States who have consumed 2.17 billion of [...]

The United States, the other two failed banks, 101 are from the beginning of the year

Yesterday two more failed banks in the United States, the United American Bank and Partners Bank. With these two failures, the number of failed banks in the U.S. since the beginning of the year comes to 101 (in May were 36 failed banks since the beginning of the year). The only closure of the partner bank will cost the FDIC, the federal agency for deposit insurance, [...]

To Obama control of the Web

The U.S. Senate was presented with a bill that is alarming the world wide web. The bill provides that in case of national emergency the President of the United States will be given the power to control the Internet by disconnecting the computer from the private network. The bill drafted by Jay Rockefeller, [...]

Eurozone GDP fell by 2.5% in the first quarter of 2009

The GDP of the euro area (EU-16) fell by 2.5% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the previous quarter, while the GDP of the European Union (the euro area countries and the countries that have not adopted the euro) fell by 2.4%. Was reported by the European statistical office, Eurostat. In Italy, GDP fell [...]

USA, closed seven more banks

The FDIC, the banking supervisory authorities in the U.S., today announced it has closed seven more banks. The banks, all of small size, the John Warner Bank, First State Bank of Winchester, the Rock River Bank, Elizabeth State Bank, First National Bank of Danville, Millennium State Bank of Texas, the Founders [...]

In 2010, the GDP per capita will be lower than 2001

According to the "Report on the Tertiary" Confcommercio in 2010, the GDP per capita in Italy is lower than the per capita GDP of 2001. Basically, according to the report of Confcommercio would be lost ten years of economic growth. If you do not consider the changes in the resident population ... "in 2010 we will have a gross domestic product per capita [...]

The Internet is the most popular source of information in the U.S.

According to a survey conducted in the USA by the company Zogby Interactive and reported by Reuters Internet is the most popular source of information and precedes TV, Radio and Newspapers. To the question could only choose one source of information which would you choose more than 50% of the people interviewed for the survey responded internet, 21% [...]

Finance, the Obama revolution

The United States President Barack Obama presented his proposal for a regulation of the U.S. financial system. In a document of 89 pages sent to Congress (and available here in pdf format) Obama sets out the guidelines for its reform. A reform that is defined as the most comprehensive reform since the Great [...]

Exxon ordered to pay $ 500 million in interest for the Exxon Valdez disaster

The Federal Court of Appeals in San Francisco has condemned Monday the U.S. oil company Exxon Mobil to pay approximately $ 500 million as interest (5.9% from 1996) on "punitive damages" that Exxon was ordered to pay to the Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred March 24, 1989 [...]

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