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Global Commercial Real Estate Investment Soars 33% to $645 billionĀ in 2006

Global investment volumes in commercial property rose by  33% last year to reach a record $645 billion, according to the 2007 Cushman & Wakefield International Investment Atlas report. Cushman & Wakefield's expects the market t0 surpass $680 billion in 2007. 

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150 Favorite American Structures; Empire State Building Tops the List

A survey of Americans' favorite 150 buildings and structures placed the Empire State Building at the top spot, followed by the White House No. 2, the Golden Gate Bridge No.5, the U.S. Capitol No.6 and Chrysler Building in New York No.9, reports WSJ. 

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India to Cross $1 trillion in GDP by Next Year; Fastest GDP Growth in 18 Years

Indian economy, Asia's fourth-largest, was expected to expand 9.2% this fiscal year ending in March, its fastest growth in almost two decades, according to the government reports. By comparison, China's economy grew 10.7% in 2006. India's economic growth has averaged 8.3% over the past three fiscal years. 

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Email Users Opened 1 in 6 Phishing Messages, or 10 million Per Day

On average, email users opened 1 in 6 phishing messages (fake email messages created to defraud consumers), according to a study from ICONIX, a provider of visual email identification solutions. 

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66% of Americans View Online Video; 15-Second Advertising Spots Preferred

Approximately 66% of respondents view streaming online video content at least once a week, according to a survey report from Advertising.com. News and entertainment content are the most popular among streamers overall.

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New Hedge Funds Raised Less Money in 2006: 86 Largest Funds Raised $31B

New hedge funds worldwide raised less money in 2006, on the collapse of Amaranth Advisors, which lost about $6.6 billion in two weeks, the largest hedge-fund collapse ever. 

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