Calls to Boycott French Products in Islamic World Amplify

PARIS — Calls in some parts of the Islamic world to boycott French products kept amplifying on Monday, after France’s President Emmanuel Macron last week said the country “will not give up caricatures, drawings,” referring to cartoons of Muhammad that have been circulating. On Monday, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan requested that the Turkish people boycott French products and said […]

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How the Virus Slowed the Booming Wind Energy Business

Even as businesses around the world shut down this spring, executives at EDF Renewables were hopeful they would finish installing 99 wind turbines in southern Nebraska before a year-end deadline. Then, in early April, the pandemic dealt a big blow to the company. A manager at a factory that was building the giant cylinders on which the turbines sit had […]

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Kodak Loan Debacle Puts a New Agency in the Hot Seat

WASHINGTON — At a virtual conference in September, Adam Boehler, chief executive of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, described his nascent agency as a bulwark against China’s “economic colonialism” — with $60 billion in annual lending authority to counter Beijing’s strategy of spreading its global influence with low-interest infrastructure loans. But in recent months, Mr. Boehler, a former health […]

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Media Carousel: Modern Luxury’s New Digital Content Head and More

It’s been a while, but Media Carousel is back, with updates on the latest jobs goings-on in the media world over the past few weeks. First up, some brand new news. Matt Medved has been named senior vice president of digital content at Modern Luxury, whose brands include Hamptons and Manhattan in New York, Ocean Drive in Miami and Angeleno […]

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Why 2020 Is Different for Student Loan Payments

Spring college graduates typically begin repaying their student loans in November. But this year, things are different. Most federal student loans come with a six-month grace period before new graduates have to start making payments on their college debt. Because of the pandemic, however, repayment of most types of federal loans has been automatically suspended until the end of the […]

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Mattel forecasts holiday season growth as toy demand surges

FILE PHOTO: New Barbie dolls from Mattel are pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri(Reuters) – Mattel Inc MAT.O reported a surprise rise in quarterly sales on Thursday and forecast more growth in the holiday season, as retailers rushed to restock their shelves of Barbie dolls and other toys in […]

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Housing boom: Highly leveraged investors borrow up large

Highly leveraged investors are rushing in to buy houses, contributing to an unexpected housing boom, analysis by ASB has revealed. In April the bank forecast a 6 per cent drop in national house prices this year, in the face of a deteriorating labour market, falling net migration and rental declines. But it is now expecting house prices to rise 12 […]

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