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Easter Read: The trillion-dollar difference

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Category: Accounting / Financial

Although organizations put technology in the spotlight in the future of work, it is, in fact, human capital that holds the greatest value for organizations now and in future, new Korn Ferry Hay Group research finds. An economic analysis commissioned by the firm and conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research finds that […]

Source: Korn Ferry

Published: April 26, 2017


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World’s First Ship Tunnel to Bypass Norway’s Most Dangerous Waters

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Category: Airline / Travel

Norwegian officials have given the green light to fully finance what is set to become the world’s first full-scale ship tunnel, bypassing one of the most dangerous areas for vessels along the Norwegian coast. The Stad Ship Tunnel will be blasted through 1.7 kilometers of rock at the narrowest point of the Stad Peninsula, allowing ships […]

Source: GCaptain.com

Published: April 26, 2017


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Scandinavians Take Drastic Steps to Get Into Booming Housing Market

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

Joakim Bakka, a 29-year-old shop worker, was so desperate to get into Norway’s booming housing market that he was prepared to borrow money at 13 percent for a deposit to buy a home. It would have been risky but he felt he had no choice. Bakka, from the Norwegian city of Drammen, is not alone […]

Source: NY Times

Published: April 26, 2017


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U.S. women make history at cross country skiing world championships

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Category: Culture / Lifestyle

Eight years ago, Kikkan Randall made history when she was the first American woman to win a cross country skiing world championship medal. On Thursday, she and teammate Jessie Diggins held the U.S. flag as they skied down the finishing lane together after making more history at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, […]

Source: USA Today

Published: April 26, 2017


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US Wine Sales in Norway experienced a 38 percent volume increase from 2015 to 2016:

Category: Business and Investment News

U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached $1.62 billion in winery revenues in 2016, a new record.   Despite challenges from a strong dollar, winery revenues were up 1% from 2015.  Volume was 412.7 million liters or 45.9 million cases. “California wine exports continue to reflect the trend toward premiumization with the dollar value of our […]

Source: California Wine Institute

Published: April 26, 2017


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