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The Brexit arguments work for Scotland too

THERE is an old chess short story about the grand master who ends up in a remote village. Short of money, he agrees to pay two locals; his meal will be free if he wins both matches. B.....»»

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Texans worry about trade with Mexico under Donald Trump

TIME is precious in the Texas legislature, which meets for just 140 days every other year. Since January 10th, when the 85th regular session began, nearly 8,000 bills and resolutions have been filed. Many of them w.....»»

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How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban

THE recently announced ban.....»»

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Republicans pull their health-care bill

“WE are going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.” With those words the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, admitted that Republicans in Congress and Preside.....»»

Category: useconomySource: ECONOMISTMar 24th, 2017Related News

The spread of cryotherapy

Journalist at workNESTLED between a nail parlour and a tanning salon on Wilshire Avenue in Santa Monica, an upscale part of Los Angeles, is.....»»

Category: useconomySource: ECONOMISTMar 23rd, 2017Related News

The FBI says it is investigating the president’s campaign

Just another day in WashingtonA “BIG grey cloud” hangs over President Donald Trump and his administration, following public confirmation by the head of the.....»»

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Millennials may move less because fewer of them own homes

MILLENNIALS—the generation which roughly includes those born between 1980 and 1996—have a reputation for being footloose. But analysis by the Pew Research C.....»»

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Denver’s mayor is trying to save Democrats from a Trump trap

OUT in the savannah of American politics, the Democratic Party lacks big beasts. Republicans control the White House and Congress and, in the country at large, hold 33 governors’ ma.....»»

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Neil Gorsuch’s conservatism is different from Antonin Scalia’s

CONFIRMATION hearings for Supreme Court justices have become frustrating affairs. Senators pontificate and probe while nominees utter bromides and dodge questions for hours on end. In his sti.....»»

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New York has record numbers of homeless people

SOME in Maspeth, a neighbourhood in New York City’s Queens, were not at all pleased when they heard last year that City Hall had decided to convert a local hotel into a 110-bed home.....»»

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No trial is in sight for 17 alleged gang members in Louisiana

THE city of Abbeville, 20 miles south of Lafayette in the lush flatness of Acadiana, is known for a pretty Catholic church beside Bayou Vermilion and some slap-up oyster restaurants. I.....»»

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The investigation into the Bangladesh Bank heist continues

A YEAR after one of the most spectacular robberies of modern times, the authorities in Bangladesh are still trying to crack the case. Hacker.....»»

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A philanthropic boom: “donor-advised funds”

…and remember to claim the tax deductionJEFF POWERS was raised as “a good Catholic boy”. So when he sold his wall-fastener business in 2012 .....»»

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The unusual gap between American and European bond yields

AMERICA may be the world’s largest economy, but these days its government pays more than many others to borrow money. Its ten-year bond yields are hig.....»»

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China’s growing clout in international economic affairs

THE IMF “systematically impoverishes foreigners”, and the World Bank’s advice has “negative value to its best clients”. These harsh words were voiced not by lefty criti.....»»

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The Trump administration will review all of America’s trade deals

ACCORDING to a document crafted by the Trump administration, a model trade agreement has 24 elements. Second on the list is “trade-deficit reduction”, .....»»

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An earthquake in European banking

IN BRITAIN alone millions of people make formal complaints each year about their banks. For them, Sebastian Siemiatkowski, founder of Klarna, a Swedish payments startup, brings good.....»»

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America and Britain prohibit large electronic devices in aircraft cabins on some routes

For whom the belt tollsNEW intelligence appears to have prompted the decision of the authorities in both America and Britain to prevent the carrying o.....»»

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Big tyremakers are regaining their grip

CARS can be objects of desire and the bonnet badge an indicator of wealth and status. Yet the four small patch.....»»

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The battle to build Donald Trump’s wall

FEW slogans were chanted with as much passion by Donald Trump’s supporters in the presidential campaign as “Build that wall!”. The construction industry is almost as enthusiastic. Last.....»»

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