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Thomas Piketty’s Japanese Tour by Yuriko Koike - Project Syndicate

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project-syndicate.org - TOKYO – Six months after Thomas Piketty's book Capital in the Twenty-First Century generated so much buzz in the United States and Europe, it has become a bestseller in Japan. But vast differences ...

Why six words might hold the fate of Obamacare before the Supreme Court - The Washington Post

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washingtonpost.com - When the Supreme Court takes up the latest challenge to President Obama’s health-care law this week, how the justices interpret a six-word phrase in the bill could determine its fate. The law, adop...

Young first-time buyers can register online for 100,000 cut-price homes - Press releases - GOV.UK

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gov.uk - Aspiring homeowners can sign-up at www.starter-home.co.uk The www.starter-home.co.uk website has officially launched today to allow young people to register their interest in buying one of the new ...

Two Semiconductor Companies You Haven’t Heard Of Are Merging In A $40B Deal

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techcrunch.com - What is worth $40 billion, and isn’t Uber? The union of NXP Semiconductors, and Freescale Semiconductor. The two companies announced a “definitive agreement” today that will see Freescale sharehold...

No shortage of color in 'Commodity City' - CNN.com

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cnn.com - (CNN)In the center of China's eastern Zhejiang Province lies Commodity City, which photographer Richard John Seymour says is the largest small-commodity wholesale market in the world. The shopper's...

The Phoenix Project

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Meet the man who beats the market without fail

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cnbc.com - In one of the most astounding situations in the financial world, Max-Herve George has a way to invest with 20-20 hindsight. The 25-year-old French citizen living in Switzerland owns a life insuranc...

Hospital Profits Soar As Obamacare Prescribes More Paying Patients - Forbes

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forbes.com - Hospital operators continue to see profits and revenue not seen in a decade thanks to the Affordable Care Act and related efforts to sign up uninsured patients to coverage so facilities can reduce ...

Predicting the future: a fool's game? - Agenda - The World Economic Forum

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agenda.weforum.org - I have a confession to make. I have no idea how the future will look – and neither does anyone else. Such resignation might seem out of place at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, the aim o...

50 Years of Berkshire Annual Letters: Here are Some Highlights - MoneyBeat - WSJ

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blogs.wsj.com - Warren Buffett has been writing an annual letter to his investors for decades. His earliest letters, written to the people who had put their money into his hedge-fund-like investing partnership in ...

Academics urge University of Edinburgh to end fossil fuel investment | Environment

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theguardian.com - Fifty academics from Edinburgh University have signed an open letter calling for the institution to divest its £230m endowment fund from fossil fuels and the arms trade. The letter, to Edinburgh vi...

BBC News - China's share rise after PBOC rate cut

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bbc.co.uk - Shares in China were higher on Monday after the mainland's central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates at the weekend for the second time since November. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.36% at 24,9...

Blackstone's Schwarzman took home $690 Million in 2014

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cnbc.com - The private equity giant Blackstone Group generated a bounty last year for its billionaire co-founder and chief executive, Stephen A. Schwarzman. Mr. Schwarzman, 68, who helped start Blackstone in ...

The Storm after the Storm - CBS News

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cbsnews.com - The following is a script from "The Storm after the Storm" which aired on March 1, 2015. Sharyn Alfonsi is the correspondent. Oriana Zill de Granados and Michael Rey, producers. When Hurricane Sand...

Should Big Trust replace Big Data? - Agenda - The World Economic Forum

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wisekey.blogspot.co.uk - What is the difference between ‘security’ and ‘trust’ on the internet? Trust is local, security is global. 2015 is shaping up to be the year that consumers and companies both come to this realizati...

No room at the inn? Buffett says try Airbnb - MarketWatch

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marketwatch.com - NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Airbnb may not be a public company, but billionaire investor Warren Buffett is clearly a fan. In his yearly letter to Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, -0.48% BRK.B, -0.63%  shareh...

Women leaders call to step it up for gender equality

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unwomen.org - Santiago — “It’s time to step it up for gender equality. We have waited long enough!” With this call to action, global women leaders gathered at the high-level event on “Women in power and decision...

More than 30 arrested as Hong Kong anti-China protesters scuffle with police

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reuters.com - HONG KONG (Reuters) - More than 30 people were arrested as a group of about 400 demonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of tensions caused by China's influence in the city...

When to Tell Your Employees to Stay Home - HBR

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hbr.org - When I sat at my computer last week, trying to write out a policy explaining under what extreme circumstances we might need to close our office and how we would define our work schedule on days whe...

How an Undocumented Immigrant From Mexico Became a Star at Goldman Sachs - Bloomberg Business

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bloomberg.com - Sitting at her desk at Goldman Sachs, Julissa Arce is doing her best to keep it together. It’s September 2007. Her father is dying in Taxco de Alarcón, a small and hilly city in Mexico, and she has...

Australian International Airshow - The most compelling images from the week's news, Feb. 21-27, 2015 - Pictures - CBS News

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cbsnews.com - Anti-eviction activists place furniture by the entrance door to the apartment of Emilia Montoya Vazquez while waiting for the police to carry out her family's eviction by the Municipal Housing and ...

Few claim Ottawa’s new ‘super’ tax credit for first time charity donors - The Globe and Mail

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theglobeandmail.com - A new “super” tax credit meant to encourage Canadians to make a charitable donation for the first time appears to be less effective than hoped, with a first year take-up that was only 20 per cent o...

How can China manage its dual-track economy? - Agenda - The World Economic Forum

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project-syndicate.org - With China’s economic slowdown more apparent than ever, its prospects of avoiding a hard landing are weakening. Whether policymakers succeed will depend on whether they can navigate the challenges ...

Global wage calculator: Compare your salary - CNNMoney

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money.cnn.com - Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2015 Morningstar, I...

Legroom: How airlines compare - CNNMoney

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money.cnn.com - Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2015 Morningstar, I...

Daniel Och - In Photos: Top Earning Hedge Fund Managers 2015 - Forbes

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forbes.com - Daniel Och's hedge fund firm, Och-Ziff Capital Management, has been excelling at the asset gathering game in recent years. The firm now oversees more than $46 billion, making it one of the largest ...

China stocks up after rate-cut, mixed data - MarketWatch

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marketwatch.com - HONG KONG (MarketWatch) -- Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks kept their head above water after a brief struggle Monday morning, digesting news that China's central bank had lowered interest rates over ...

Uruguay's new president inaugurated - Xinhua

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news.xinhuanet.com - Image provided by the Uruguay's Presidency shows the investiture ceremony of the cabinet members of the new Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez on Independence Square, in the city of Montevideo, cap...

BBC News - Shopping protests: Fresh violence on Hong Kong streets

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bbc.co.uk - Angry protests have taken place in Hong Kong against Chinese visitors who come to the territory to shop. Local people have long complained about Chinese mainlanders buying up goods at lower tax rat...

Shadow Banking Shrinks to Least Since 2000 as Liquidity Declines - Bloomberg Business

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bloomberg.com - (Bloomberg) -- The financing markets that grease the wheels of most debt trading have contracted to the smallest in 15 years as liquidity declines, adding to concern U.S. economic stability is at r...

Longshoremen maintain clout in era of globalization and automation - LA Times

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latimes.com - More than 4,400 ships bring nearly $400 billion worth of goods through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach every year, a crucial link in the global supply chain of factories, warehouses, docks,...

You're very charitable - 10 tax audit red flags - CNNMoney

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money.cnn.com - Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2015 Morningstar, I...

Ports Get Creative as Cargo Piles Up - WSJ

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wsj.com - LOS ANGELES—Ryan Molinaro, a terminal manager at this city’s oceanfront port, says he has never had so many executives schedule visits to his facilities as occurred over the past nine months. And h...

The Moneyologist. Providing answers to life's money questions

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Fidelity boosts solo savers with novel plan to match IRA contributions - Yahoo Finance

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finance.yahoo.com - Under the IRA Match program - which the company says is an industry first - customers who transfer traditional, Roth or rollover individual retirement accounts can have up to 10% of their annual IR...

Welcome To Houston, Texas - Still America's Economic Miracle - Forbes

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forbes.com - President and CEO of Rockspring Capital, a Houston-based real estate private equity firm. The numbers don’t lie: Since 2000, Texas has created 2.1 million jobs, more than double any other state – t...

Shell Withdraws From Largest Tar Sands Project Yet

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thinkprogress.org - by Ari Phillips Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:49 am "Shell Withdraws From Largest Tar Sands Project Yet" Keystone XL is not the only deciding factor in the future of tar sands extraction. The ou...

Fischer: Fed Closer to Rate Rises, But Exact Timing Remains Unclear - Real Time Economics - WSJ

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blogs.wsj.com - The Federal Reserve‘s second-in-command said Friday raising rates at some point over the middle of the year isn’t set in stone. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer acknowledged broad-based expectatio...

Why Is Big Pharma Financing a Conservative Group Trying to Destroy Obamacare?

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motherjones.com - With a roster of donors that has included major oil corporations and tobacco companies, CEI is known for its work promoting climate change skepticism and downplaying the risks of secondhand smoke. ...

Staples small business loans? Yeah, they got that! - Yahoo Finance

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finance.yahoo.com - Staples (SPLS) is about to become even more convenient. Starting today the world's second largest online retailer will offer small business loans. Staples launched a partnership with a company call...

15 Questions with Tristan J. Walker - CNNMoney

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money.cnn.com - Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2015 Morningstar, I...

5 Things to Watch on the Economic Calendar - WSJ

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Licence Fee Needs Updating, BBC Boss To Argue

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news.sky.com - BBC boss Tony Hall is expected to warn the corporation is at "a crossroads" and that the licence fee should be updated. In a speech, the director general is to argue adapting the levy for the inter...

Workers may finally get more—but Wall Street could foot the bill

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cnbc.com - For American workers, it's about time. For corporate America, however, it may mean trouble. After years of seeing salaries stagnate, U.S. earners are finally starting to make slightly more, with si...

Chip Makers Will Merge in Deal Worth $11.8 Billion - NYTimes.com

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nytimes.com - NXP Semiconductors said on Sunday that it would buy a smaller peer, Freescale Semiconductor, in an $11.8 billion deal that would create a big maker of chips for industries as varied as automobiles ...

The CNNMoney Lloyd Blankfein Interview - CNNMoney

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Can these robots make you rich? - MarketWatch

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marketwatch.com - Robo advisers: They sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but really they’re the latest—techiest—trend in investing. And they’re seriously shaking up the financial industry. For those unaware...

Photos of the Day: March 1 - WSJ

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wsj.com - Photos of the Day: March 1 March 1, 2015 6:22 p.m. ET 0 COMMENTS

Wells Fargo Puts a Ceiling on Subprime Auto Loans - NYTimes.com

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nytimes.com - Wells Fargo, one of the largest subprime car lenders, is pulling back from that roaring market, a move that is being felt throughout the broader auto industry. The giant San Francisco bank, known f...

News Analysis: Why Chinese companies rush to buy Manhattan's commercial property

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news.xinhuanet.com - Looking forward, "foreign capital is likely to continue to aggressively pursue opportunities, seeking long-term capital appreciation in what is viewed as the world's largest and most stable market....

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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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