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Executive Peer Pressure

Every individual has experienced peer pressure at some point in their lives, often beginning in early childhood. While we like to think we have outgrown the playground, adults still regularly succumb to peer pressure. It is the responsibility of strong … Continue reading

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The Robinson List

Are you looking for a way to get rid of those pesky telemarketers who call you at home time and time again? The answer here in Europe is called the Robinson List (La Lista Robinson). By far the most effective … Continue reading

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Trouble in Paradise: Hands Off Cyprus

Leaders of the World Monetary Fund, along with board members of the ECB (European Central Bank) meet today to decide the fate of Cyprus. Cyprus is in deep financial trouble. The government is against an intervention or rescue from the … Continue reading

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Spain Takes a Backseat

The Eurozone will continue in recession through 2014. Critics point to Spain, France and Portugal as the worst economies in Europe. Spain promised to cut their debt to 6.3 percent of national production, but ended the year with 10,2 percent … Continue reading

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Meteor Sonic Boom Shocks Russia

http://cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2013/02/15/rajpal-black-russia-meteor-shock-sonic-boom.cnn A meteor hit Russia today, causing about 1000 victims, including 200 children. Fragments of the meteor exploded over Russia. Most of the damage caused is from broken glass and two-thirds of the injuries are minor. VOCABULARY: a meteor:  a … Continue reading

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Spain to Become the Next Germany of Europe

Morgan Stanley, an American investment bank, says that Spain will become the next Germany of Europe. They say the fall in labour costs and reforms lead to important growth at the end of 2013. Joachim Fels, the author of the … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

Today, Pope Benedict XVI says he is too old to be Pope. He is highly respected as the head of the Catholic Church. At the age of 85, he leaves a strong legacy of faith, apostolate and service to the … Continue reading

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