December 31 2010

Starbucks to up prices in China

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The coffee giant said increases in commodity prices are leading it to raise prices on some drinks in mainland China, with Frappuccinos going up by about 30 cents, roughly 6%-8%. Arabica coffee futures have hit a 13-year high, while raw sugar futures are at a 30-year high.

Starbucks to up prices in China

December 31 2010

Fake hurricanes test homes’ strength

Tests that mimic real-world weather conditions show how reinforced construction can protect homes against damage from wind, rain, fire, hail and debris.

Fake hurricanes test homes’ strength

December 31 2010

Will your pet bankrupt you?

Before you adopt that cute mutt or exotic fish, be sure you know what the animal’s needs are — and that you have a plan to deal with unexpected expenses.

Will your pet bankrupt you?

December 31 2010

Asian Shares End Year Mixed

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Asian Shares End Year Mixed Asian markets ended mixed in light trading Friday, with Chinese stocks posting solid gains led by coal producers. Shanghai ended the day up 1.8%. Bumpy Climb for Stocks in 2010 Dow Treads Lightly Toward Year-End

Asian Shares End Year Mixed

December 31 2010

Fake hurricanes test homes’ strength

Tests that mimic real-world weather conditions show how reinforced construction can protect homes against damage from wind, rain, fire, hail and debris.

Fake hurricanes test homes’ strength

December 31 2010

Baltic state of Estonia adopts the euro

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The Baltic state of Estonia early Saturday became the 17th European Union member to adopt the joint European currency, the euro.

Baltic state of Estonia adopts the euro

December 31 2010

Latin American Markets: Mexican stocks end 2010 at top level

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Mexican stocks rise Friday to notch a new record-closing high and a second-consecutive yearly gain.

Latin American Markets: Mexican stocks end 2010 at top level

December 31 2010

Estonia becomes 17th member of euro zone

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TALLINN, Jan 1 (Reuters) – Estonia became the 17th countryon Saturday to adopt the euro, despite a crisis in the currencyclub which is likely to mean bigger eastern European countrieswill put off euro …

Estonia becomes 17th member of euro zone

December 31 2010

Futures Movers: Crude oil ends above $91 for 15% annual gain

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Crude-oil futures climb back above $90 a barrel on Friday, solidifying gains for the year, which saw oil break out of a several-month slump on expectations that a global recovery had taken root and would propel demand higher.

Futures Movers: Crude oil ends above $91 for 15% annual gain

December 31 2010

Canadian Markets: Canada logs 15% gain for 2010

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Stocks in Toronto up a fraction in Friday trading as resource stocks pace annual performance.

Canadian Markets: Canada logs 15% gain for 2010