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The Supreme Court rebuffs Donald Trump’s call for a quick DACA hearing

WITH a brief order on February 26th, the Supreme Court.....»»

Category: useconomySource: ECONOMISTFeb 27th, 2018Related News

California Democrats snub Dianne Feinstein

DIANNE FEINSTEIN has served Calif.....»»

Category: useconomySource: ECONOMISTFeb 27th, 2018Related News

A brawl on a cruise ship raises worries about security at sea

THE cruise industry sells itself as a relaxing way to travel, a world away from the hassle, queues and crime of travelling on land. Yet not all holidays look like the brochure and cruises are no exception. Earlier this month one such .....»»

Category: topSource: ECONOMISTFeb 27th, 2018Related News

Money stolen by Bernie Madoff is still being found

WHEN bankruptcy trustees were appointed over a hectic weekend late in 2008, there seemed no end to the losses caused by the collapse of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Cash in the bank was no more than $150m. But the losses have been less, an.....»»

Category: topSource: ECONOMISTFeb 26th, 2018Related News

Duelling Democratic and Republican memos are bugle-toots on a battlefield

AMERICA is living through strange times when the headline “duelling committee memos released” can make partisans sit up and roar. These are those time, alas. There has been much roaring since the late-night release over the weekend of a m.....»»

Category: useconomySource: ECONOMISTFeb 26th, 2018Related News

Can Eric Greitens hold on to his job?

THE mugshot taken of Eric Greitens after he was tak.....»»

Category: useconomySource: ECONOMISTFeb 23rd, 2018Related News

The rapid rise and fall of the Anbang empire

RARELY in corporate history has a giant come and gone so quickly. Anbang was founded in 2004 as a small Chinese car-insurance company. By the start of last year it ranked among the world’s biggest insurers with some $300bn of assets, including .....»»

Category: topSource: ECONOMISTFeb 23rd, 2018Related News

Snap, chatter and pop goes the share price

KYLIE Jenner, a model best known for being the, er, second most famous Kylie in the world, managed to cause a stir on Wall Street. With this idiosyncratic twe.....»»

Category: topSource: ECONOMISTFeb 23rd, 2018Related News

A banking centre seeks to reinvent itself

ON A clear day, sunset over Lake Zug is magnificent. Snow-dusted mountains cut through the orange glow above and are mirrored in the lake below. “Zug is our spiritual home,” says Jeremy Epstein, from Washington, DC, who has just taken 40 for.....»»

Category: economicsSource: ECONOMISTFeb 23rd, 2018Related News

Economists cannot avoid making value judgments

AMID the name-calling and bluster that mar many fights between economists are a few common tactics. Belligerents may attack the theory used to support a claim, or the data analysis used to quantify an effect. During the debate over Presiden.....»»

Category: economicsSource: ECONOMISTFeb 23rd, 2018Related News

One arm of the Trump administration thinks climate change is a security threat

UNTIL America gets a grand military parade, a drive along the wharf at Naval Station Norfolk, in Virginia, is the next-best thing. Destroyers, missile-cruisers, nuclear-powered submarines and, most fearsome of all, two 333-.....»»

Category: useconomySource: ECONOMISTFeb 22nd, 2018Related News

What happens if Congress fails to make a deal on DACA by March 5th?

NOEMI LUNA was a teenager when she first realised she was not living legally in the United States. “When you’re little you go to school with other kids. You grow up with them and believe you’re the same, that you’re equal,”.....»»

Category: useconomySource: ECONOMISTFeb 22nd, 2018Related News

Life, liberty and the pursuit of parking

This is not a tableAFTER two relatively mild winters, Rahm Emanuel’s ability to manage a snowstorm was put to the test earlier this month when it snowed, with little respite, for nine days. On the worst day of the storm Chicago’.....»»

Category: useconomySource: ECONOMISTFeb 22nd, 2018Related News

Unions are confronted with an existential threat

Labour-saving devicesMARK JANUS could be making history this year. On February 26th the social worker from Illinois will be sitting with his two lawyers in the hallowed setting of the Supreme Court as the justic.....»»

Category: useconomySource: ECONOMISTFeb 22nd, 2018Related News

The Supreme Court limits whistleblower protections under Dodd-Frank

WHEN Paul Somers realised that Digital Realty Trust, the real-estate investment company where he was vice-president, was playing fast and loose with securities rules, including hiding $7m in cost overruns, he alerted senior manageme.....»»

Category: useconomySource: ECONOMISTFeb 22nd, 2018Related News

The Santander experiment

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Category: topSource: ECONOMISTFeb 22nd, 2018Related News

The long-term returns from collectibles

BONDS, shares and Treasury bills are all very well, but in the end they are just pieces of paper. They are not assets you can hang on the wall or display to admiring neighbours. Many rich people like to invest their wealth in more tangible form; prop.....»»

Category: topSource: ECONOMISTFeb 22nd, 2018Related News

OPEC mulls a long-term alliance with Russia to keep oil prices stable

OIL bears beware. On February 20thSuhail al-Mazrouei, OPEC’s rotating president and energy minister of the United Arab Emirates, said the 14-member producers’ group is working on a plan for a formal alliance with ten other petrostates, includin.....»»

Category: topSource: ECONOMISTFeb 22nd, 2018Related News

Donald Trump mulls restrictions on steel and aluminium imports

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Japan’s central bank chooses continuity over tradition

GOVERNORS of the Bank of Japan (BoJ) tend not to linger long in their post. Twenty-two people have headed the institution since 1914, compared with 16 at the Federal Reserve and 12 at the Bank of England. The last time a BoJ governor wo.....»»

Category: topSource: ECONOMISTFeb 22nd, 2018Related News