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1361 words • advanced • 3 years, 9 months ago
"There are lots of examples of the growing distance between the nation’s haves and have-nots, and the gap between unintended births for the most-affluent women and the least-affluent women is yet another area with a widening economic divide. About hal..."
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""Please Delay Tax Payments" Negative interest rates have had a new and unusual effect on taxing bodies in Switzerland: Swiss Canton Tells Taxpayers to Delay Settling Bills. Taxpayers in parts of Switzerland this year face an unusual request from fi..."

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570 words • advanced • 3 years, 3 months ago
business
"Submitted by Chartles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, The risk-off tide is rising, and sand castles of QE will only hold the tide back for a brief period of apparent calm. A funny thing happened on the way to permanently expanding global markets: uni..."
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214 words • advanced • 3 years, 5 months ago
business
"On Wednesday morning, Fed Chair Janet Yellen will give her biannual update on monetary policy to the Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives, which used to be referred to as the "Humphrey-Hawkins Testimony." Her prepared remarks ..."
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790 words • advanced • 4 years, 5 months ago
"Despite the unfavorable press following an ongoing series of recalls, experts and investors agree that General Motors is far from the end of the road. GM announced this week that it would recall an additional 8.4 million vehicles in North America, ru..."
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206 words • advanced • 3 years, 2 months ago
business
"Associate Lindsay Jackson will moderate the panel for "Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule: The Far Reaching Business Implications" at the 2015 Fall Solutions Conference presented by the Money Management Institute. The DOL’s mid-April announcement ..."

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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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943 words • advanced • 3 years, 9 months ago
startups
TED
Hooray for technology! It makes everything better for everyone!! Right? Well, no. When a new technology, like ebooks or health trackers, is only available to some people, it has unintended consequences for all of us. Jon Gosier, a TED Fellow and tech investor, calls out the idea of "trickle-down techonomics," and shares powerful examples of how new tech can make things actually worse if it's not equally distributed. As he says, "the real innovation is in finding ways to include everyone."

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304 words • advanced • 4 years, 4 months ago
"On Tuesday, President Obama announced additional, "major" sanctionsagainst Russia due to the country's continued involvement with Ukraine and their support of pro-Russian separatist groups. The sanctions target Russia's energy, arms, and finance sect..."

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"Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman thinks the government is going to cause the next financial crisis. In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal published late Tuesday, Schwarzman argued that the implementation of Dodd-Frank, as well as other government re..."

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313 words • advanced • 3 years, 5 months ago
business
"Pretoria - The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) has welcomed the decision by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) to reject Eskom’s selection re-opener application for a 25 percent increase in tariffs. “SALGA r..."

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394 words • intermediate • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"On the list this week: Minimum wage, Women in business and Retirement Minimum wage Jersey City will become the first municipality in New Jersey to raise its local minimum wage for city employees to $15 per hour. Mayor Steven Fulop announced the move..."

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359 words • advanced • 2 years, 7 months ago
business
"Property Council believes the Reserve Bank’s loan-to-ratio restrictions to curb soaring house prices is charting into treacherous waters which it must tread carefully. Property Council Chief Executive Connal Townsend says imposing further loan-to-..."
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393 words • advanced • 4 years, 5 months ago
"The U.S. mortgage market has had a rough go of it in the first quarter of this year, with mortgage volumes in Q1 down 60% on the year. This came on the back of the severe winter, higher mortgage rates, and regulatory uncertainty. But the mortgage mar..."
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276 words • advanced • 3 years, 7 months ago
"Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda hit a more upbeat note about the nation’s economy Friday, saying the central bank has effectively raised its view of the economy, while rejecting a view that more additional easing is ..."

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373 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"Publishing its Budget submission , EEF the manufacturers’ organisation, pointed to recent policy announcements which have come at a time when industry is facing significant global headwinds. Among the top business risks that manufacturers identifie..."

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295 words • advanced • 3 years, 3 months ago
business
"There are some pretty big underground cigarette markets in the U.S. Smuggled cigarettes make up substantial portions of cigarette consumption in many states, and greater than 20% of consumption in 15 states, according to the Tax Foundation. But no on..."

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342 words • advanced • 3 years, 4 months ago
business
"Is there a (meaningful) correlation between the rise of people working past retirement age and the paltry amount of income theyre able to earn on their lower-risk savings accounts? Probably. People over the age of 65 area growing portion of the labor..."

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334 words • advanced • 3 years, 5 months ago
business
"Washington (AP) — A multi-agency government task force looking into cyberattacks against retailers says it has not come across evidence suggesting the attacks are a coordinated campaign to adversely affect the U.S. economy. In a two-page report, t..."
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344 words • advanced • 3 years, 2 months ago
business
"Regulatory Coherence Chapter Governments use regulations to achieve a range of policy objectives, such as ensuring the health and safety of their citizens, protecting the environment and protecting consumers. While the vast majority of regulations a..."

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