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207 words • advanced • 3 years, 4 months ago
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"A lady solon has proposed an increase in the salaries and benefits of all barangay officials and employees, including barangay tanods and members of the lupong tagapamaya. Misamis Oriental Rep. Juliette T. Uy filed House Bill 5949 or the proposed Bar..."

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312 words • intermediate • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"Pending Changes in Bankruptcy Forms Effective April 2016 Automatic adjustments will be made on April 1, 2016, to dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, one provision in Title 28, seven Official Bankruptcy Forms which cont..."

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373 words • advanced • 3 years, 4 months ago
business
"Greek government officials discussed a draft of the countrys third bailout agreement drawn up on the basis of discussions with EU/IMF lenders, a government official said on August 8, boosting hopes a deal could be wrapped up in days. Athens is racing..."
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342 words • advanced • 2 years, 8 months ago
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"On April 1, 2016, automatic adjustments to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and one provision in Title 28 of the United States Code will become effective.  The adjusted dollar amounts will apply to cases filed o..."

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297 words • advanced • 4 years, 1 month ago
"Poverty in America declined in 2013 from the year before, according to an alternative measure released by the Census Bureau on Thursday that many economists consider more comprehensive than the nation’s official rate. According to this “supplemental”..."
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540 words • intermediate • 3 years, 5 months ago
business
"A detail from the front of the United States Federal Reserve Board building in Washington GARY CAMERON/REUTERS WASHINGTON—Federal Reserve officials cut their estimates of 2015 growth in new forecasts that also continued to show most officials favor..."

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120 words • advanced • 4 years, 8 months ago
Despite slow economic growth,... a majority of Korean lawmakers and high-ranking government officials seem to be enjoying their share of the pie. According t...
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240 words • intermediate • 3 years, 5 months ago
business
"HAVANA - The Cuban economy will grow 4 percent in the first half of 2015, in line with official forecasts on the strength of increases in sugar production, manufacturing, construction and trade, Economy Minister Marino Murrillo said. Murrillo delive..."

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420 words • intermediate • 4 years, 2 months ago
"Federal Reserve officials discussed altering their guidance on the likely path of interest rates at their September meeting, but decided against making any changes because of concerns they might be misinterpreted, minutes of the meeting showed Wednes..."

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225 words • intermediate • 3 years, 11 months ago
"Interesting from Jon Hilsenrath And Brian Blackstone at the WSJ: Fed Backs More Overseas StimulusFed officials rarely comment on the decisions taken by foreign central banks and have generally played down risks to domestic growth emanating from abroa..."
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226 words • intermediate • 2 years, 10 months ago
business
"Published Feb 1, 2016, 11:22 am IST Updated Feb 1, 2016, 11:22 am IST The official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 49.4 (figures from the National Bureau of Statistics)  It was the lowest figure since 49.2 in August 2012, and was below t..."
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296 words • intermediate • 4 years, 5 months ago
"Federal Reserve policy makers have been consistently too optimistic about economic growth and too pessimistic about the falling unemployment rate. But ask them if they’re uncertain about their forecasts and this is their answer: no more than usual. ..."

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627 words • intermediate • 3 years, 3 months ago
business
"WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials in their July discussions appeared to move closer to their first interest rate hike in nearly a decade but expressed wide-ranging concerns about wages, inflation and a significant slowdown in China.Minutes ..."
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314 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"Janet Yellen has spoken and the word was "hold." And not only that, the FOMC median forecast now only implies two rate hikes for 2016 versus four as the Fed's own outlook converges on market expectations. The read through on the US economy was relati..."

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251 words • intermediate • 4 years, 6 months ago
"On Thursday, the International Monetary Fund’s number two, David Lipton, officially urged China to reduce its growth target to 7% from the current 7.5%. That’s a big deal because the annual growth target is used by Beijing to signal to the provinces..."
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695 words • intermediate • 4 years, 2 months ago
"Most Federal Reserve officials continue to expect the central bank to first increase interest rates some time next year, according to official projections released Wednesday. In the forecast, 14 of 17 officials said they continue to believe the Fed’s..."

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467 words • advanced • 4 years, 4 months ago
"The Bank of England may be underestimating the amount of slack left in the U.K.’s rapidly-growing economy, according to new research published Tuesday, which suggests the central bank could hold off raising interest rates for longer than expected. A ..."
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438 words • advanced • 4 years, 3 months ago
"Fed officials want to keep market expectations on interest rates aligned with their own to avoid surprises that could trigger market turmoil. Federal Reserve Investors may be growing a little too comfortable with the prospect that Federal Reserve o..."

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401 words • advanced • 3 years, 7 months ago
"Poverty, using official measures or including non-cash transfers, rises in Wisconsin (while the official measure declines in the US). The invaluable Wisconsin Poverty Report, coauthored by Tim Smeeding, Julia Isaacs and Katherine Thornton under the ..."

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436 words • intermediate • 3 years, 6 months ago
"MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK/PHOTOTHEK/GETTY IMAGES Financial chiefs from the Group of Seven nations will discuss policies to achieve sustainable economic growth and fight potential risks from the present loose monetary policy, a German official said Tuesday..."
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