Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Quick Overview

  • Brazil's economy grew 9% in the first three months of 2010 - its fastest rate in at least 14 years.

  • (NYT) Scientists say our ability to focus is being undermined by bursts of information from e-mail and other interruptions.

  • Prime Minister David Cameron said that Britain’s financial situation is “even worse than we thought.”

  • Ben Bernanke said the US recovery was proceeding, though at a ‘moderate’ pace.

  • Switzerland's lower house rejected a bill that would have allowed the government to provide the U.S. with the names of alleged American tax dodgers.

  • 2010 US CO2 Emissions from fossil fuels seen up 2.9%

  • Norway has banned new deepwater oil drilling in the North Sea

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