Austrian tourism industry expecting good winter season

November 26, 2014 7:05 am· Comments Off on Austrian tourism industry expecting good winter season 

VIENNA, Nov. 26 — The Austrian tourism industry is optimistic about the upcoming winter season due to positive indicators in October and November, a spokesperson from the Federal Economic Chambers told journalists Tuesday.

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Statistics show one in four deaths in EU caused by cancer

November 26, 2014 7:05 am· Comments Off on Statistics show one in four deaths in EU caused by cancer 

BRUSSELS, Nov. 26 — Cancer was the cause of death for 1.281 million persons in the EU in 2011, responsible for 26.3 percent of all deaths, according to data released Tuesday by Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU.

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Illegal cheese factory in Portugal leads to brucellosis outbreak, at least 13 infected

November 26, 2014 7:05 am· Comments Off on Illegal cheese factory in Portugal leads to brucellosis outbreak, at least 13 infected 

LISBON, Nov. 26 — An unauthorized cheese factory in the northern Portuguese town of Baiao, 370 km north of Lisbon, is the source of an outbreak of brucellosis in the area, which has so far led to 13 confirmed infections, according to local press reports on Tuesday.

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U.S. issues rules on menu calorie labeling to fight obesity

November 26, 2014 7:05 am· Comments Off on U.S. issues rules on menu calorie labeling to fight obesity 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday issued two final rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines as part of the country's efforts to fight obesity.

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First Italian Ebola patient undergoes experimental treatment

November 26, 2014 7:05 am· Comments Off on First Italian Ebola patient undergoes experimental treatment 

ROME, Nov 26 — An Italian doctor, who was flown home on Tuesday after testing positive for the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, was being treated with an experimental medicine here, local media reported.

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U.S. economy grows 3.9% in Q3

November 26, 2014 7:03 am· Comments Off on U.S. economy grows 3.9% in Q3 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 — U.S. real gross domestic (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.9 percent in the third quarter this year, higher than the initial estimate of 3.5 percent, according to the second estimate released by the U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday.

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U.S. consumer confidence declines in November

November 26, 2014 7:03 am· Comments Off on U.S. consumer confidence declines in November 

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 — U.S. consumer confidence, which had rebounded in October, declined in November, the New York-based research group Conference Board said Tuesday in a report.

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French stock market up 0.32% on Tuesday

November 26, 2014 7:03 am· Comments Off on French stock market up 0.32% on Tuesday 

PARIS, Nov. 26 — The French stock market benchmark index CAC 40 gained an advance of 0.32 percent to close at 4,382. 31 points on Tuesday, up 13.87 points.

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Free trade zone between Customs Union and Vietnam under negotiation: Putin

November 26, 2014 7:03 am· Comments Off on Free trade zone between Customs Union and Vietnam under negotiation: Putin 

MOSCOW, Nov. 26 — Negotiations on a free trade zone agreement between the Customs Union and Vietnam are at the final stage, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

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OECD projects weak growth, high joblessness in France

November 26, 2014 7:03 am· Comments Off on OECD projects weak growth, high joblessness in France 

PARIS, Nov. 26 — Growth in France would rise gradually in 2015 and 2016, but it will remain too weak to digest a large slice of unemployed people among its 66 million population, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Tuesday.

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