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Seeing brands as people can influence our social behaviours
A new study led by an Indian origin researcher has found that thinking about brands as people can make one either take on the brand's characteristics or display the opposite characteristics, depending on how they feel about the brand. ANI

Facebook set to go on massive hiring spree in 2012
Facebook is planning to expand its presence in New York with the launch of a new engineering office designed to enhance features and write fresh code for the social networking site that links over 800 million users across the world. ANI

Chinese annual income gap ratio widens to 4.2 :1 in 2010
China's annual salary gap ratio between different industries has widened to 4.2 :1 in 2010, a new report has shown. ANI

Mamata insists on retail FDI rethink
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has said that she has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to reconsider the Union Cabinet's decision to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the retail sector. ANI

US unemployment rate falls sharply to 8.6 percent 'lowest in 30 months'
The unemployment rate in the US has dropped sharply to 8.6 percent in November, which is the lowest in two-and-a-half years. ANI

Global Alliance Partners (GAP) Cites Significant Growth in its Third Year
Global Alliance Partners (GAP) celebrated its third year during its 7th semi-annual GAP conference held in London, United Kingdom earlier this month. GAP has grown from five to eleven member firms in just three years, strengthening the alliance withover 20,000 staff in 25 countries ACN Newswire

ENGAGEIA is Finalist for iMedia Agency Award - Best in Social Media 2011
Calgary, Alberta, December 2, 2011 - Engageia, a privately held interactive and digital engagement agency has received top honors as a finalist in the iMedia Agency Awards in the Best in Social Media Category. The iMedia Agency Awards is the premier industry awards show dedicated exclusively to recognizing the key role of agencies in advancing digital marketing ACN Newswire

Siga Resources Announces Lucky Thirteen Placer Progress
Siga Resources Inc (OTCBB: SGAE) is pleased to announce that it has now received all the raw results from the 9 bulk test pits completed in late summer and fall on the Lucky Thirteen property. More than 8,000 cubic yards were excavated and processed during the program, generating approximately 50,000 pounds of gold bearing black sands MarketWire

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