When they were told that the average office worker uses 833 pieces of paper each month (that"s 10,000 sheets of paper each year)! In terms of trees, every office worker goes through 7.45ft of tree every year!
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by Boris Schmid and Nils Christian Stenseth, The Conversation
The Black Death struck Europe in 1347, killing 30-50% of the European population in six violent years. It wasn"t a one-off epidemic: it signalled the start of the second plague pandemic in Europe that lasted for hundreds of years and only slowly disappeared from the continent after the Great Plague of London in 1665-1666.
Infographic Of The Day: Going To A Paperless Office
When they were told that the average office worker uses 833 pieces of paper each month (that’s 10,000 sheets of paper each year)! In terms of trees, every office worker goes through 7.45ft of tree every year!
Special Opinion from Money Morning
by Shah Gilani, Wall Street Insights & Indictments
If you didn"t read yesterday"s BrokeAndBroker blog by Wall Street lawyer Bill Singer, you should.
In in his earlier life, before he got a life, Singer was an attorney at the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) - now known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). And his latest blog is titled "A Tale of Two Streets and FINRA"s Disparate Sanctions."
U.S. stocks post highest monthly gains in more than two years
by Investing.com Staff, Investing.com
Although stocks fell slightly across the board on Friday, U.S. markets ended February at near record-highs after posting the highest monthly gains in more than two years.
TheDow Jones Industrial Average closed Friday at 18,132.70, down 81.72 points or 0.45%. Still, the Dow was up more than 5.5% for the month after ending January at 17,164.95. The increase represented the largest monthly gain on the Dow since January, 2013.
Written by Doug Short and Steven Hansen
The second estimate of fourth quarter 2014 Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is now a positive 2.2%. This data point was +2.6% in the advance GDP estimate. The downward revision to the percent change in real GDP primarily reflected downward revision to private inventory investment.