Is No Longer the World's
Most Competitive Economy
Switzerland, Finland and Sweden are the world’s most competitive
economies according to The Global Competitiveness Report 2006-2007,
released by the World Economic Forum on 26 September 2006. Denmark,
Singapore, the United States, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands and
the United Kingdom complete the top ten list, but the United States
shows the most pronounced drop, falling from first to sixth. The
United States, previously in first place, continues to enjoy an
excellent business environment, efficient markets and is a global
centre for technology development.
Global Warming Solutions Possible?
Global warming -- you may accept or reject those who say it is a
dangerous phenomenon. But if the planet is warming, and humanity
is contributing to it, shouldn't someone be thinking about solutions?
If the Earth is, in fact, engaged in a long-term warming cycle --
and if humanity is partly responsible -- can it be reversed?
United Bank, a New Hispanic
Bank "in Organization"
Americas United Bank (AUB), In Organization, has received its conditional
approval from the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) to
"organize" the bank subject to various conditions which
include a succesful stock offering. The bank will be centrally located
in the city of Glendale, California.
Joins Foreign Partners in Recommending
International Efforts to Combat Spam
The FTC has joined its foreign partners in calling for stepped up
cross-border law enforcement cooperation and increased public/private
sector cooperation to combat spam. The Organization for Economic
Cooperation and Development (OECD) issued recommendations in this
area today. The OECD is an international forum of 30 countries,
including the United States, established to promote economic growth,
trade, and development.
About Wiring Money Back After Cashing a Check
The set-up for the scam can be different every time: maybe they
are buying something you advertised, paying you to do work at home,
or giving you an “advance” on a sweepstakes. But, the
Federal Trade Commission and the National Consumers League warn
that after the initial hook, all “check overpayment”
scams end the same way – with a request for you to wire money
back. The scams are the fifth most common telemarketing fraud and
the fourth most common Internet scam reported to the NCL.