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US firm in China meat scandal lays off 340 staff

shanghai husi food co.

A U.S. meat supplier said Monday it is laying off most of the workforce of a Chinese subsidiary accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s, KFC and other major restaurant chains.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

High-flying dollar slips in Asia

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The dollar retreated in Asia on Monday after surging last week on US Federal Reserve hints at higher-than-expected interest rates and Scotland’s decision not to break away from the United Kingdom.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Asian shares slip on profit-taking

A man checks the stock prices on an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo on Aug. 19, 2014. Asian markets mostly rose on Tuesday, Sept. 2, with Tokyo gaining more than one percent as the yen sank against the dollar, while Shanghai was boosted by hopes China will introduce economy-boosting measures.  AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

Asian markets mostly slipped Monday on profit taking after the big gains at the end of last week, while the dollar eased from more than six-year highs against the yen.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Rare seahorses spotted for first time in PH

A Hippocampus pontohi photo by Lenny Kim, taken in April 2013 at The Three P Romblon Island.

Divers have captured on camera two rare species of seahorse in the Philippines that had previously never been seen before in the country’s seas.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

A power plant on every roof

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HERE COMES THE SUN  Entrepreneur Leandro Leviste shows Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla the roof deck of Central Mall Biñan, the country’s first solar-powered mall.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

This 21-year-old entrepreneur dreams of converting every roof deck in the Philippines into a power plant, banking on improvements in solar technology to help deal with the country’s looming power supply shortfall.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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