Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Interesting Facts of the Day

1. Prime office space in Rio de Janeiro has overtaken that of New York for the first time as the most expensive in the Americas on the back of Brazil’s growing economy and strong currency. The cost of prime office rentals in downtown Rio shot up by 47% last year to $1,321 per square meter vs. $1,260 in midtown New York.

2. New research from the National Restaurant Association shows that nearly 50 percent of restaurants are now owned by women

3. Maine fishermen caught a record 93.4 million pounds of lobster in 2010 valued at more than $308 million. The Department of Marine Resources said the harvest of Maine's signature seafood broke the previous record of 81.2 million pounds, set in 2009.

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