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Video: Inside hurricane's eye

A Ph.D. candidate in meteorology at the University of Oklahoma has made an incredible video inside the eye of Hurricane Isaac as the Category 1 hurricane roared inland along the Gulf Coast this week.

Salary purchasing power increase – the largest since 2008

Purchasing power of salaries grows while inflation drops in Q2 of 2012. Meanwhile, wage increase is still moderate. The average gross salary in Q2 of 2012 was 3.7% larger than it was one year ago. Salary increase is expected to continue in the next two years, says Banks of Latvia economist Oleg Krasnopyorov.

Estonia ratifies EU permanent bailout fund

Estonia has become the last country in the Eurozone to ratify the European Stability Mechanism treaty on Thursday, August 30.

Help poor school children prepare for school

In order to help school children and their parents prepare for the coming school year, the «Make September 1 a holiday!» effort is active.

Russian tourists have the worst taste in clothing in Europe

According to the survey performed by Skyscanner, Russian tourists in Europe have the worst taste in clothing among tourists from other countries. 12 000 respondents were interviewed during the research.

Three-person civil union approved in Brazil

Civil union is practiced in many countries, but what if three persons want to join it? This has prompted heated debate in Sao Paulo, Brasil, where authorities have allowed three persons to enter into civil union.

Average wage in Latvia – 481 LVL

The average gross wage in Q2 of 2012 in Latvia was 481 LVL, which is 3.7% (17 LVL) more than it was in Q2 of 2011. Wages in the public sector grew by 4.6% (from 497 LVL to 520 LVL). Wages in the private sector grew by 1.7% (from 458 LVL to 466 LVL).

Facebook co-founder sells out company's shares

Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz has been selling 150,000 shares of Facebook stock a day out of the hundreds of millions that he owns.

Daily joke: Colleagues

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.

Photos of the week, 2012.08.31

Each Friday BNN-NEWS.COM offers the most interesting, the most scandalous and simply the most beautiful pictures from all over the world.

Bottle recycling system requires nearly ten million LVL

It is possible that after nearly ten long years of discussions, the Environment Protection and Development Ministry (EPRDM) could finally manage to introduce a beverage package deposit system, the creation of which can ensure new jobs for Latvian residents.

Jews refuse to shop at «Hitler» store in India

There’s one shop in India that local Jews won’t stop by at any price: the one called «Hitler».

Social networks can enhance company's profit

As social media spreads around the globe, one enclave has proven stubbornly resistant: the boardroom. Within the C-suite, perceptions remain that social media is at best a soft PR tool and at worst a time sink for already distracted employees. Without a push from the top, many of the biggest companies have been slow to take the social media plunge.

Bursaries for exceptional students – bribery?

Latvia is seeing more and more general education schools where exceptional students receive bursaries. School principals and education specialists have different views on this practice.

Swedbank: Euro – neither a magic wand nor a ticket for the Titanic

Euro is not some kind of magic wand. We should not hope that Euro adoption will make things better all at once, says senior Swedbank economist Lija Strasuna. However, she adds that Euro adoption will not become a ticket for a voyage on the Titanic.

Brent grows up to $112 per barrel

Brent crude futures climbed above $112 per barrel on Friday, on track for a second monthly gain as investors awaited a speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

airBaltic share sale announcement in Financial Times – only a bluff?

The announcement about the sale of airBaltic shares in the international finance magazine Financial Times (FT) is merely a bluff. The main reason why the FT published that announcement for 18 thousand GBP is the investigation initiated by the Competition Directorate of the European Commission about «unauthorized State support».

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