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America’s federal government shuts down

HOWEVER swiftly and recklessly Congress appeared to .....»»

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The Trump administration asks the Supreme Court to intervene over DACA

ON JANUARY 18TH, as promised two days earlier, th.....»»

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The Trump administration bars Haitians from visas for low-skilled work

ON JANUARY 17th the Trump administration said it .....»»

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Legacy airlines are facing new competitors on transatlantic routes

EVEN for a global industry like aviation, Primera Air’s business model seems remarkably cosmopolitan. The Icelandic-owned budget airline is headquartered in Latvia, but mainly operates low-cost flights from Denmark and Sweden to sunny places in th.....»»

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Can a lawyer admit the guilt of a client who claims to be innocent?

ROBERT MCCOY had a plan. Facing murder charges in t.....»»

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The safety net in Republican states is about to get skimpier

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Hostility to immigration used to be found in both parties

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Bob Murray, the coal baron with the president’s ear

Mr Murray in his elementTRADITION dictates that bad children get coal in their Christmas stockings. But the elaborate Christmas display in the headquarters of Murray Energy Corporation, America’s biggest privately owned coal firm, suggests .....»»

Category: useconomySource: ECONOMISTJan 18th, 2018Related News

Kansas and Missouri, both alike, indignity

Greitens, contritensONE is struggling to stay in his job, the other is scrambling to leave it. Eric Greitens, the Republican governor of Missouri, is fighting for his political life after a television station in St Louis reveal.....»»

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Donald Trump gives his European allies 120 days to get a better deal with Iran

ON JANUARY 12th President Donald Trump declared that if the “disastrous flaws” in the nuclear deal with Iran are not fixed within 120 days, he will pull America out of it. He renewed the presidential waiver that lifts nuclear-related .....»»

Category: useconomySource: ECONOMISTJan 18th, 2018Related News

How to increase your chances of surviving a nuclear blast

Toons you can useTHE alerts mistakenly sent to residents of Hawaii, warning them that a missile was on the way, were a reminder of an era when terror was measured in kilotons. In the 1950s and 1960s public-service broadca.....»»

Category: useconomySource: ECONOMISTJan 18th, 2018Related News

What Amazon does to wages

WHEN Amazon announced in 2010 that it would build a distribution centre in Lexington County, South Carolina, the decision was hailed as .....»»

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The hedge-fund delusion that grips pension-fund managers

HEDGE-FUND managers may be feeling quietly smug about their performance in 2017. They returned 6.5% on average, according to Hedge Fund Research, a data provider, their best year since 2013.But those returns do not really suggest that they are masters o.....»»

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After a huge loss on old reinsurance contracts, GE contemplates a break-up

Flannery kitchen-sinks itDECISIONS made long ago, and often long since forgotten, can come back to haunt. General Electric (GE), an American industrial conglomerate, has discovered that to its chagrin. On January 16th the company .....»»

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Chinese tech companies plan to steal American cloud firms’ thunder

WHICH of the world’s tech giants boasts the fastest-growing computing cloud? Many would guess either Amazon or Google, which operate the world’s largest networks of data centres, but the correct answer is Alibaba. In 2016 the cloud-computing bu.....»»

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Innovative materials from bamboo are helping a new industry to sprout

A bamboo spider rides highFANNING out from the sodden delta of the Yangtze, and southward to the flanks of the Nanling mountains, over 6m hectares of emerald bamboo groves—one-fifth of the world’s reserves—flourish in China. Gia.....»»

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Masayoshi Son may raise yet more cash to pump into tech

AT AN investor briefing in 2015, Masayoshi Son, chief executive of SoftBank, flashed up a picture of a goose. The company is like the bird of legend that produces golden eggs, he explained. In his quest to encourage more laying, Mr Son .....»»

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A weak market for football rights suggests a lower value for sport

Might Paul’s wages fall?FOR years the cost of rights to broadcast major sports in America and Europe has trended in one direction—up. This gravity-defying law shapes the economics of modern sport: as televis.....»»

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The threat of tough regulation in Asia sends crypto-currencies into a tailspin

IT HAS been another week of vertiginous swings in the prices of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. This time, the moves have mostly .....»»

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Why the oil price is so high

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