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New Orleans removes its last big Confederate statue

WHATEVER the inhabitants of New Orleans thin.....»»

Category: useconomySource: ECONOMISTMay 19th, 2017Related News

Why too many Americans are dying young

IN 2015 Anne Case and Angus Deaton, economists from Princeton University, revealed that white, middle-aged Americans with limited education were dying in greater numbers, while people of other ethnic groups and in .....»»

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Why evangelicals love Donald Trump

MANY titles bestowed on Donald Trump—from president to commander-in-chief—are hard for non-supporters to digest. But the honorific that most puzzles the world, perhaps, is that bestowed by American conservatives who praise t.....»»

Category: useconomySource: ECONOMISTMay 18th, 2017Related News

George Soros runs the gauntlet

No friend of autocrats, eitherIN “MASQUERADE”, Tivadar Soros’s memoir of Nazi-occupied Budapest, he describes how he procured false IDs for fellow Jews, including his 14-year-old son George. The elder Soros’s approac.....»»

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President Trump’s travels

DONALD TRUMP departs for his first trip abroad as president on May 19th. He may be happy to leave Washington, but the cloud he is under will travel with him. And while every preparation has been made to ensure nothing will go awry, there i.....»»

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Who should run Illinois?

Must grumbleIN THE two and a half years since he was elected governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner has met the media as little as possible. Recently, though, he has seemed more eager to communicate. In February .....»»

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Curious electioneering in Big Sky Country

Settin’ the woods on fireON A recent evening Rob Quist ambled into a bar in Bozeman dressed in a Stetson and black jeans. He cleared his throat and recited a rhyme he had composed. “Montana…She’s slow to grant h.....»»

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Prisoners and the job market

DION got his first paying job at 14—which would be admirable, except that he was selling crack cocaine. He spent much of his early adulthood bouncing between prison and the streets of Yonkers, in New York state. Then, a few months out of.....»»

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From Russia with risk

BE CAREFUL what you wish for. Traders were bored last week and now they have got some excitement. The US equity market suffered its worst trading day in eight months, falling 1.8%, with banks droppin.....»»

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A new anthology of essays reconsiders Thomas Piketty’s “Capital”

“A MODERN Marx” was how The Economist described Thomas Piketty three years ago, when he was well on his way to selling more than 2m copies of “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”. It was meant as a compliment, mostly.....»»

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The British government sells its last shares in Lloyds bank

IN OCTOBER 2008, amid post-Lehman pandemonium, Britain’s Treasury said it would pump £37bn (then $64.4bn) into three big banks: £20bn into the stricken Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS); the rest into Lloyds TSB and HBOS, .....»»

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The markets frustrate OPEC’s efforts to push up oil prices

BORROWING three words from Mario Draghi, the central banker who helped save the euro zone, Khalid al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, and his Russian counterpart, Alexander Novak, on May 15th promised to do “whatever it takes” to curb the .....»»

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Airlines have dodged a wider ban on electronic devices

Windows seatTHE fear that business travellers on transatlantic flights might have to stop working on spreadsheets and read a good book instead had been palpable. In recent weeks, agents at America’s Department of Hom.....»»

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America’s trade policy has a new face, Robert Lighthizer

AS IS well known, Donald Trump wants the press to focus not on what he calls “fake” news about hi.....»»

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Antoine Frérot is overhauling France’s water-and-waste champion

Bin there, done thatWALK along Sugar Road in Aubervilliers, north-east of Paris, and it is obvious how a formerly scruffy area is gentrifying. New office blocks, a shopping mall and bistros have appeared in recent years, fil.....»»

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Coca-Cola’s new boss tries to move beyond its core product

FEW companies are as defined by a single product as Coca-Cola. The firm has sold the sweet dark soda since 1886. At its headquarters in Atlanta, archives house the advertisements that sowed Coke in the world’s consciousness: posters urg.....»»

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Hunger for vinyl means a chronic shortage of pressing machines

Well under 45FOR young hipsters and middle-aged sentimentalists alike, the resurgence of vinyl is cause for celebration. Since 2010 sales of vinyl records in America have tripled. Britain’s vinyl industry saw .....»»

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Embattled Toshiba tries to sell its flash-memory unit

ONCE an electronics and nuclear-power empire that was the pride of corporate Japan, Toshiba is threatened with a stockmarket delisting. It missed a deadline to file its annual results, on May 15th, for the third time this year. In earnings es.....»»

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Numismatics—acquiring old coins—outperforms other investments

A penny for your dreamsBEHIND the heavily fortified door of Stack’s Bowers, a gallery of rare coins in New York, smiling salesmen show off their precious wares neatly displayed in pristine glass cabinets. To t.....»»

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A surge in the value of crypto-currencies provokes alarm

IT IS hard to predict when bubbles will pop, in particular when they are nested within each other. It helps to keep this image in mind when considering one of the biggest surges in asset values of recent years: the market value of all the wor.....»»

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