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McDonalds Japan stops buying chicken from China after expired meat scandal

Japanese restaurants will now source chicken from Thailand, while Hong Kong outlets have taken chicken products off menu.

Report by theguardian.com, Friday 25 July 2014 

Picture - A pedestrian walks past a McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo. Photograph Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Im


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China’s economy grows 7.5% in second quarter, slightly faster than expected

Further government stimulus is likely to be needed to meet growth target for 2014 of at least 7.5%

Reuters theguardian.com, 

Glass factory in Zhuzhou, central China's Hunan province on a quarterly basis, growth picked up to 2% from a revised 1.5% in the first quarter


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2014 New York International Auto Show – in pictures

This year's auto show opens to the public on April 18 and runs through the 27th.
The 2015 Ford Mustang convertible is revealed at the top of the Empire State Building. Fifty years ago, Ford Motors debuted its iconic Mustang at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City. To ma


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Davos 2014: European Central Bank President Draghi says eurozone recovery still fragile

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said there had been dramatic improvements recently but some countries have yet to make the necessary structural reformsReport by Graeme Wearden in Davos, theguardian.com, Friday 24 January 2014


European Central Bank president


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Mark Zuckerbergs Net Worth Increased by $12.4 Billion Last Year

By Seth Fiegerman

Mark Zuckerberg had a very good 2013.

The Facebook cofounder and CEO's net worth increased by $12.4 billion last year, the largest gain of any current tech exec, not counting Bill Gates, according to data released this week from Bloomberg


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