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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 Richer Than Germany Says Bundesbank

Unbelievable, but true. A new report from the German Central Bank, or as it is called, the “Bundesbank”, has announced that, according to their calculatons,  Spaniards are 33% richer than Germans. According to them, Germans can only dream about possessing … 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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