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Podcast: How will France's election affect business?

As the presidential race narrows to two st.....»»

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Reducing rates for “pass-through” businesses will be tough to justify

THERE are two main reasons for a country to paw around in its tax code: to create more economic growth, or to repair a structural deficit. Any politician wh.....»»

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Why America has a trust problem

TRUST IN politicians in America is at an all-time low. Recent polling suggests that the president is less trusted than ABC or MSNBC—a poor performance, given that in 2016 only 21% of Americans suggested th.....»»

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Reports of populism’s death are premature

MONDAY was a day when, in the latest jargon, the markets went "risk on". Equities rose, the spread between the yields of French and German bonds narrowed and the euro rebounded. The reason was the first round of t.....»»

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Barack Obama says he wants to focus on training young leaders

HE WAS humble, articulate and conciliatory. On April 24th, in his first public appearance since January, Barack Obama charmed his audience with his ability to listen and his unwillingness to boas.....»»

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Barack Obama says he want to focus on training young leaders

HE WAS humble, articulate and conciliatory. On April 24th, in his first public appearance since January, Barack Obama charmed his audience with his ability to listen and his unwillingness to boas.....»»

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An air marshal leaves her loaded gun in a plane toilet

PEOPLE often enter a public toilet wi.....»»

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Political polarisation has grown most among the old

IN THE aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, much blame was heaped on social media for fuelling partisan rancour. Even Mark Zuckerburg, the boss of Facebook, considered the idea that social media may have ena.....»»

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A market-related twist to the Dortmund bombing

WHEN three explosive devices hit a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team on April 11th, it was immediatel.....»»

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Is Tom Stuker the world’s most frequent flyer?

“AFTER entering a competition a lucky punter wins first prize: a week’s holiday in Skegness. Second prize is two weeks there.”For some reason this most ancient of British jokes .....»»

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Bill O’Reilly’s political legacy

ON OCTOBER 7th, 1996, on Fox News Channel’s first day of broadcasting, Bill O’Reilly lamented to viewers that television news was “mostly a rehash of what most educated viewers already.....»»

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Not so hot on the border wall

WILLIAM, a tractor-trailer driver, leans against his navy blue truck and stares across the highway to the .....»»

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Even with insurance, American medical care can be ruinous

ALTHOUGH Donald Trump occasionally pokes it in the ribs, the fight seems to have gone out of the Republican effort to reform America’s health-care system. That is a s.....»»

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For posties, online shopping has an unpleasant bite

CHISELLED in granite on a post office in Manhattan is the United States Postal Service’s unofficial motto: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these cour.....»»

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Immigration cannot plug the hole in America’s budget

ON APRIL 12th almost 1,500 economists of varied political hues wrote to Donald Trump, urging him to consider the advantages of immigration. The benefits to America “far outweigh” the costs, they explained. Not only .....»»

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Arkansas fails to break an execution speed record

IT WAS 11.15pm at the Cummins Unit, the facility on the Arkansas plains where death sentences are supposed to be carried out, and the clock was ticking. Not in the usual way, how.....»»

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America and Canada, divided by a common border

A MILE of water divides the American village of Morristown from its Canadian neighbour, Brockville. Their economies were once closely linked, with small factories on each bank of the St Lawren.....»»

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Migration southward and westward is picking up again

LIKE birds, people tend to move from place to place along established routes. Since the second world war, among .....»»

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A trade economist wins the John Bates Clark medal

IN 1853 the government of India, then directed by Britain’s East India Company, began construction of a vast rail network, continued by the British Raj, established in 1858. At the time, mo.....»»

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America’s big banks have an encouraging first quarter

WHAT a difference a year makes. When America’s big banks reported first-quarter earnings for 2016, the mood was glum. The Federal Reserve was proving tardier th.....»»

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