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  • Positive: Pope, Russian Orthodox Patriarch to hold historic meeting in Cuba

    02/06/2016 - 21:18

    Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in what could be a landmark step towards healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity.

  • Positive: U.S. labor market on solid ground as jobless rate hits eight-year low

    02/06/2016 - 21:18

    U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but rising wages and an unemployment rate at an eight-year low suggested the labor market recovery remains firm. The U.S. unemployment rate slipped to 4.9 percent, the lowest since February 2008.

  • Positive: Hopeful sign for US economy: Job hunting ticks up

    02/06/2016 - 16:29

    The percentage of Americans working or looking for a job rose for the third time in four months. It's now at its highest level since May. In addition, Americans appear to have a modestly rosier view of the job market. Their perception of the availability of jobs has recovered to nearly its pre-recession level, according to the Conference Board's consumer confidence survey.

  • Positive: Morocco unveils massive solar plant

    02/06/2016 - 16:29

    Morocco's King Mohammed VI unveiled one of the world's biggest solar plants Thursday, taking advantage of the Sahara sunshine and a growing global push for renewable energy.

  • Positive: US: Hotels expand options to keep guests healthy on the road

    02/06/2016 - 16:29

    Running concierges, a hotel mini bar stocked with produce from the local farmers market, and a training wall that comes standard in every room. The hotel industry is moving beyond basement gyms and basic spa menus to accommodate guests' growing requests to stay healthy while on the road. Rooftop yoga classes are all the rage at hotels across the country.

  • Success: Maharishi School student named Iowa state merit winner for 2015 Young Scientist Challenge

    02/06/2016 - 02:18

    For his research on oral hygiene, Pranav Chhalliyil, an 8th grade student at Maharishi School in Iowa, USA, won the grand champion award, junior division, at last year's Iowa State Science Fair.

  • Appalachian Miners Trade Coal for Code, Digging Computer Skills

    02/05/2016 - 20:37

    Eastern Kentucky miners who once dug for coal are now digging for a Ruby — Ruby script, that is, learning coding languages for computer software. Tech start-up Bit Source started turning miners into coders in 2014, seeking laid-off coal miners to become computer programmers. Its founders believe that miners with

  • Former Child Brides Win Case in Court: Zimbabwe Bans Child Marriage

    02/05/2016 - 15:41

    Former child brides have struck a blow for future generations of women and children — taking their case to Zimbabwe’s highest court and winning a ban on marriage for anyone under the age of 18. The women, Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi, claimed they faced a life of poverty without

  • Positive: Growth in India's services activity at 19-month high in January - PMI

    02/05/2016 - 02:28

    Activity in India's services sector increased at its fastest pace in over a year and a half in January as demand accelerated, allowing firms to build up a much bigger backlog of orders, a business survey showed on Wednesday, 3 February.

  • Positive: Irish tourism reaches record year with month to spare

    02/05/2016 - 02:28

    Ireland attracted more tourists in the first 11 months of 2015 than in any year on record, official data showed, as the European Union's fastest-growing economy reaped the benefit of a weak euro.

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  • 02/06/2016 - 21:18

    Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in what could be a landmark step towards healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity.

  • 02/06/2016 - 21:18

    U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but rising wages and an unemployment rate at an eight-year low suggested the labor market recovery remains firm. The U.S. unemployment rate slipped to 4.9 percent, the lowest since February 2008.

  • 02/06/2016 - 16:29

    The percentage of Americans working or looking for a job rose for the third time in four months. It's now at its highest level since May. In addition, Americans appear to have a modestly rosier view of the job market. Their perception of the availability of jobs has recovered to nearly its pre-recession level, according to the Conference Board's consumer confidence survey.

  • 02/06/2016 - 16:29

    Morocco's King Mohammed VI unveiled one of the world's biggest solar plants Thursday, taking advantage of the Sahara sunshine and a growing global push for renewable energy.

  • 02/06/2016 - 16:29

    Running concierges, a hotel mini bar stocked with produce from the local farmers market, and a training wall that comes standard in every room. The hotel industry is moving beyond basement gyms and basic spa menus to accommodate guests' growing requests to stay healthy while on the road. Rooftop yoga classes are all the rage at hotels across the country.