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Growing unemployment and decreasing jobs in The United States

The United States has some of the highest levels of long-term unemployment — out of work longer than six months. More than 15 million people remained out of work last month, and 6.3 million of them have been unemployed for six months or longer, according to the Bureau of Labor...
Posted On 03 Dec 2010
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Shopping Season Has Began, Black Friday is Here!

Friday’s here, but it’s not a common Friday… it’s Black Friday—the Friday that follows Thanksgiving—, which means the shopping season has officially begun. Many retailer shops have opened their stores early in the morning. You can find excellent deals in clothes, tech items,...
Posted On 26 Nov 2010
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Government to Cense Banana Planters

Banana law for 2011 will regularize illegal banana plantations, establish fixed prices for the entire year, strengthen penalties for exporters who fail to pay the official price of the box of the fruit, among other actions. Richard Salazar, Banana Unit director from the...
Posted On 25 Nov 2010
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Cocoa Sector Begins Diversification

The cocoa industry of Ecuador strengthens its commerce. The city of Guayaquil developed its first International Congress with Cocoa Scent, from the chocolate and grain industry. The congress would end tomorrow with discussions and workshops regarding the quality of chocolate...
Posted On 19 Nov 2010
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China Would Acquire More Banana

Eight companies of China agreed to buy $20 million of banana and fish flour. This was one of the results of the XI Commercial and Economic Commission of Mixed Cooperation, developed yesterday between both Nations. President of the Semquel Company, Freddy Serrano along with a few...
Posted On 18 Nov 2010
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Low Temperatures Affect the Banana Production

The cold weather that the Coast is experiencing due to the low temperatures on the sea is affecting the plantations of the province. Producers of banana and cocoa explain that their production doesn’t reach the size of past seasons. This causes a serious commercialization of the...
Posted On 15 Nov 2010
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Weather Affects Agricultural Sector

Low temperatures and the absence of light have affected the agricultural sector of the Ecuadorian coast. Due to cold weather, the crops of rice, mango, cacao, melon, watermelon, corn and soybeans have problems with pests, fungus and diseases. In Daule, the rice crops are the most...
Posted On 11 Nov 2010
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Cold Waters Affect the Fish Market

The low temperature of the sea has created a shortage of fish in the usual areas. Fishermen are concerned about this, since it’s the most important port of the Peninsula. Last year the negotiated 10 bushels of fish dorado, an average weight of one thousand pounds a day. According...
Posted On 11 Nov 2010
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Petroecuador Exportations Increase by 13,4% in October

REUTERS According to REUTERS, the oil exportations of Petroecuador have increased by 13,4% in October, and their income has also increased aroun 22,7% due to the recovery of the prices of the different types of oil in Ecuador. In contrast with the $440 million the reported in...
Posted On 11 Nov 2010
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Bad Weather Affects the Banana Production

A decrease of a million of boxes this year is below the average production of the season, which is what the banana sector harvests due to the low temperatures, according to Armando Serrano, member of the Federation of the Banana Producers of Ecuador. During the 39 week 3,8...
Posted On 09 Nov 2010
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