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US exports $189.2 billion in August 2013

US exports of goods and services reached $189.2 billion in August, less than $189.2 billion in July. However, exports for the 12-months ending in August 2013 ($2.2 trillion) were 42% higher than during the same period in 2009. With imports…

Excuses for calling in sick

A Harris Interactive survey reported on some outrageous excuses workers have given when calling in sick, from being attacked by a swarm of bees to losing a fake eye. The survey was commissioned by CareerBuilder. Have you every woken up to…

Samsung 3rd quarter profits rise 26%

Samsung 3rd quarter profits in 2013 rose 26% to 8.24 trillion won ($7.6bn), compared to 6.56tn won during the second quarter. The rise was mainly driven by a revival in its memory chip business and robust smartphone sales. In an upbeat…