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American-Made Financial Repression by Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng - Project Syndicate

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project-syndicate.org - HONG KONG – A generation of development economists owe Ronald McKinnon, who died earlier this month, a huge intellectual debt for his insight – introduced in his 1973 book Money and Capital in Econ...

A dream flight across the Atlantic - Virgin.com

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virgin.com - The introduction of the Dreamliner is just one of the steps we’re taking toward cleaner, more sustainable air travel. Together with the UK’s largest bank, HSBC and fuel manufacturer, LanzaTech we’r...

The Middle-Class Squeeze | Center for American Progress

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americanprogress.org - The middle-class share of national income has fallen, middle-class wages are stagnant, and the middle class in the United States is no longer the world’s wealthiest. But income is only one side of ...

Exhibitors | EURES - European Job Days

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europeanjobdays.eu - CVO Group is an European recruitment agency specializing in executive search in Finance, Technology, Sales and Marketing areas. We are recruiting for some of the most successful and innovative... o...

Can we shame people into conserving energy? - The Washington Post

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washingtonpost.com - The sun sets over Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) At some point on the afternoon of Aug. 19, the land-line phone rang in Linda Thompson’s bedroom. She was there to answer; ...

Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

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bigstory.ap.org - ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge o...

Hedge funders jam for charity at 'Rocktoberfest'

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cnbc.com - Hedge fund investors and others in the financial industry traded their market terminals and BlackBerrys for guitars and sunglasses Wednesday night in New York to rock out for a good cause. Dubbed "...

BBC News - Credit card providers 'failing' on rights advice

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bbc.co.uk - Many financial providers are failing to properly explain protection shoppers have when something goes wrong with a credit card purchase, consumer group Which? says. Ten firms were asked about a sce...

The Jobs Most Unique To Each State - Forbes

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forbes.com - Many of us may associate Tour Guides with Hawaii, Fashion Designers with New York, and Gaming Supervisors with Nevada. As it turns out, those jobs aren’t necessarily the most common job in that sta...

What will life be like in 2064? - Forum:Blog Forum:Blog

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forumblog.org - That an octopus called Paul had a better success rate than Goldman Sachs when predicting World Cup results (credit to the Wall Street Journal for the headline “Octopus Beats Vampire Squid”) tells y...

Big Data in Action for Development

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live.worldbank.org - The big data revolution continues to create new ways to advance development effectiveness. Join us as we discuss, debate, and demystify the expanding role of big data to support the WBG’s twin goal...

Brits to get paid for losing weight - Oct. 24, 2014

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money.cnn.com - The UK public health service, the NHS, wants to encourage companies to reward employees who lose excess weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dubbed the 'pounds for pounds' program by Britain's ...

Beware bad car loans: They're more common than you think

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cnbc.com - Americans are shouldering a record amount of auto loan debt, and many are taking on bad loans—either because they don't see the red flags or they feel they don't have another option. Americans owed...

ECB's Draghi tells euro zone more needed to avoid another crisis

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reuters.com - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France and Italy renewed their commitment to reform their economies on Friday in the hope of winning more time to bring their public finances in order but the ECB's president w...

Hacker sentenced to 21 months in U.S. prison for $15-million scheme - The Globe and Mail

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theglobeandmail.com - A Massachusetts man was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Friday for his role in a cybercrime scheme that hacked accounts at banks, brokerage firms and government agencies in an attempt to steal ...

Pain Begins to Spread as China's Home Prices Fall for Fifth Month - Businessweek

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businessweek.com - A day after a manufacturing gauge in China showed some signs of improvement in the economy, it was back to bad news. China’s property prices fell in all but one of 70 major cities across the countr...

Yahoo Delivers Message to Activist Starboard: Back Off - Bloomberg

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bloomberg.com - Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer delivered a message yesterday to activist shareholder Starboard Value LP: I’ve got this. Mayer began a defense of her leadership yesterday w...

BBC News - GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

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bbc.co.uk - UK economic growth slowed in the three months to September, with the economy expanding by just 0.7%, the Office for National Statistics said. The figure was weaker than the 0.9% expansion recorded ...

The No. 1 Mistake Investors Make

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fool.com - Study after study has shown that one mistake costs investors billions of dollars each year, yet investors keep making it. This mistake happens primarily because investors are emotional and overconf...

A company from Russia just bought Ebola.com with marijuana stock

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amsterdamamerica.tumblr.com - A few hours before news broke about a New York City doctor being diagnosed with Ebola, news broke that the Ebola.com domain had been purchased by the Russia-based Weed Growth Fund.  It’s not comple...

In China, 10% Boost to Minimum Wage Cuts Jobs By 1%, Paper Says - Real Time Economics - WSJ

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blogs.wsj.com - A 10% increase in China’s minimum wage cuts employment by 1%, according to a new International Monetary Fund research paper. That fact should help guide officials in Beijing and other emerging mark...

China service trade deficit expands in September - Business - Chinadaily.com.cn

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chinadaily.com.cn - The country's service trade deficit amounted to 133.4 billion yuan ($21.7 billion) in September, compared with 129.3 billion yuan in August, according to SAFE. In September, the country spent a tot...

Google Executive Sets New Freefall Jump Record

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news.sky.com - A senior Google executive has set a new record for the highest parachute jump at more than 135,000 feet (41,000 metres). Fifty-seven-year-old Alan Eustace was lifted from an abandoned runway at an ...

BBC News - UK caught up in new EU budget row

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bbc.co.uk - About a week ago the UK learned that it would have to pay a surcharge of £1.7bn (€2.1bn) to the EU by 1 December. It was described as a technical adjustment based on the fact that in recent years B...

Socar, Korea’s Answer To Zipcar, Raises $18 Million But Isn’t Looking Overseas Just Yet

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techcrunch.com - South Korea is know for advanced technology and hardware companies like Samsung, LG and others. But startups? Certainly the country has produced few fledgling tech companies, though there are incre...

UPS CFO Kurt Kuehn on Holiday Shipping, U.S. Economy: Video - Bloomberg

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bloomberg.com - Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Kurt Kuehn, chief financial officer of United Parcel Service Inc., talks about the company's expectations for the holiday sales season and the U.S. economy. Kuehn, speaking w...

Are you a psychopath? Your boss wants to know - MarketWatch

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marketwatch.com - Companies are trying to get better at spotting rogue or unstable employees who could put money, data or co-workers at risk. Of course, most employers would prefer not to hire such people in the fir...

Googler Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Baumgartner’s Record - Digits - WSJ

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blogs.wsj.com - Google executive Alan Eustace jumped from a helium balloon and fell to earth from over 135,000 feet on Friday, a record. Eustace ascended to that height attached to the balloon. He then cut himself...

19 must-read stories for the weekend - Forum:Blog Forum:Blog

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forumblog.org - 1. We all have a stake in the battle against Ebola. This disease respects no borders, says Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia. 2. Three lessons from Europe’s last decade. José Manuel Barro...

ECB: Summary of ad hoc communication

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ecb.europa.eu - Summary of ad hoc communication Related to monetary policy implementation issued by the ECB since 1 January 2007 Date of communication Action Communication 24/10/2014 Longer-term refinancing operat...

Piketty’s prophecy comes true: The planet’s middle class is rapidly going extinct - Salon.com

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salon.com - According to a new report, the richest one percent have got their mitts on almost half the world’s assets. Think that’s the end of the story? Think again. This is only the beginning. The “Global An...

Combating a Flood of Early 401(k) Withdrawals - NYTimes.com

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nytimes.com - This week, the Internal Revenue Service announced that people under age 50 in 401(k) and similar workplace retirement plans will be able to deposit up to $18,000 in 2015, an increase of $500 from t...

UPS sees 11% rise in December shipments - MarketWatch

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marketwatch.com - United Parcel Service Inc. said its revenue rose 5.7% in the latest quarter, boosted by a higher number of deliveries from overseas, and added that it expects shipments in December to jump 11% from...

Top Lobbyists 2014: Associations

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thehill.com - From corner offices all over town, the members of The Hill's Top Lobbyists list are the advocates, lobbyists and professional agitators who shape the policy decisions made in the nation's capital. ...

UK GDP: what the economists say | Business

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theguardian.com - All main sectors of the economy grew. The pace of expansion slowed however, from 0.9% in the second quarter, to 0.7% in the third quarter, with fears mounting that recovery could be knocked further...

Tax Snafu Could Cost Richmond, Va., Theater Group $1.75-Million – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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philanthropy.com - A Richmond, Va., performing-arts organization is asking the city for a $1.75-million infusion to pay an unexpected tax bill arising from its use of a dedicated for-profit entity on renovation proje...

Obama library gets one donor in third quarter - POLITICO.com

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politico.com - The foundation laying the groundwork for Barack Obama’s presidential library received a contribution from just one new donor during the third quarter of 2014. The donors are longtime Obama supporte...

Inheritance and Inequality by Edward N. Wolff - Project Syndicate

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project-syndicate.org - NEW YORK – The buzz over Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century may have subsided somewhat, but the analysis of its conclusions is far from complete. Consider its discussion of i...

The sharing economy: Built for millennials, boon for retirees - MarketWatch

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marketwatch.com - Traditionally many of us have measured success, at least materially, by taking stock of our stuff. “He or she with most toys wins.” Retirement planning, in many ways, is about ensuring that we have...

Will Cutting the Cord Free You From Your Cable Company?: Video - Bloomberg

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bloomberg.com - Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- More and more people are canceling their cable tv subscriptions and watching tv only online. But that doesn't mean they are free from the dreaded cable company. Bloomberg Bus...

Insider Trading Defendant Fires Back, Sues SEC for ‘Unconstitutional’ Proceedings

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bna.com - Oct. 21 — Jordan Peixoto, whom the SEC charged with making $47,100 by using inside information to trade on a hedge fund's strategy before it became public, is suing the agency back and claiming the...

The Moral Economy of Debt by Robert Skidelsky - Project Syndicate

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project-syndicate.org - LONDON – Every economic collapse brings a demand for debt forgiveness. The incomes needed to repay loans have evaporated, and assets posted as collateral have lost value. Creditors demand their pou...

Where Will Startups Be In 100 Years?

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disruption.vc - Today’s innovators are in large part also the implementors. Founders often possess a core skill set needed to give life to their ideas. Skills like programming, marketing, and design are required c...

BASF, an Industrial Pillar in Germany, Leans Abroad - NYTimes.com

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nytimes.com - LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany — In the 1860s an entrepreneur named Friedrich Engelhorn started a firm here to produce dyes for Europe’s booming textile industry. Almost 150 years later, that company, Badis...

Tobacco company bans smoking in the office - The Washington Post

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washingtonpost.com - (Photo by EPA/Christoph Schmidt) For many U.S. workers, smoking cigarettes in the office sounds like something out of a Mad Men episode. It's a relic of Corporate America's past so archaic that it'...

The TPP’s Missing Ingredient by Simon Johnson - Project Syndicate

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project-syndicate.org - WASHINGTON, DC – Looking for ways to stimulate economic growth and create jobs, US President Barack Obama’s administration is seeking to press ahead with the mega-regional free-trade deal known as ...

Centre mulls trademark for Brand Khadi - The Economic Times

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economictimes.indiatimes.com - NEW DELHI: Finally khadi seems to be on the way to getting its due, not only on the catwalk but also officially. Hot on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi presenting the Chinese Prime Minist...

Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner’s World Record - NYTimes.com

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nytimes.com - ROSWELL, N.M. — A well-known computer scientist parachuted from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere on Friday, falling faster than the speed of sound and breaking the world altitude record s...

Caught in 'Investment Mode,' Amazon Reports Big Earnings Miss - Forbes

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forbes.com - Amazon.com Amazon.com dramatically increased sales in its third quarter but missed wide of the mark on loss estimates, sending the company’s stock down more than 11% in after-hours trading on Thurs...

Drug-sentencing ballot measure draws million-dollar donors - LA Times

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latimes.com - Supporters of Proposition 47 are rolling out television ads as national money comes to bear in the campaign to reduce drug penalties in California. The George Soros-sponsored Yes on 47 committee an...

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Most advanced economies consider themselves market driven, however a Market Economy should be far beyond ideologies and political feuds into an Economics reflecting Market "Demand-to Supply"  Equilibrium
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