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German Exports Plunge in July
German exports plunged in July, adding to a series of weak economic data that are fueling discussions about tax cuts in Europe’s leading economy.
20 points by The Wall Street Journal | Industrial Revolution Germany European Union Industry TheStart Federal Microsoft Economics
German trade slowdown raises cooling economy concerns
Trade activity in the largest European economy significantly shrank in July, according to Germany's Federal Statistical Office. Read Full Article at
32 points by Russia Today | European Union Economics United Kingdom International trade Industry Netherlands Germany Summer
Housing challenges to be discussed in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Housing challenges in New Hampshire is the subject of a panel discussion at a Business and Industry Association forum in Manchester. Topics to be addressed Friday include the impact of housing on hiring; how cost and availability of housing affects young working professionals' decisions on where ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Management New Hampshire Business Concord New Hampshire Quebec Economics Franklin Pierce
EDITORIAL: Free to choose
Plan would let workers opt out of PERS
53 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Pension Cash balance plan Retirement Economics Finance Tax Economics terminology Carson City Nevada
The Wells Fargo scandal should scare you
It's not an otherwise just banking system corrupted by a single, tainted credit card scheme. It's "extreme capitalism" preying on trusting customers.
4468 points by CNN | Bank Bank of America Economics Money Credit card American Express Cheque Credit history
Why insurance denies your claim, but pays your neighbor's
Tracey Stahl lost part of a leg to bone cancer last fall, and she has to wince through bouts of crippling pain from an ill-fitting artificial limb because of a strange health insurance limit: Her plan covers just one limb…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Health care Insurance Health insurance Prosthesis Amputation Economics Disability insurance Artificial limb
The G20 embraces green finance
The agenda should be updated to reflect the goal of making green finance a key component of the G20's business.
541 points by Al Jazeera English | Sustainability Economy Sustainable development Economics Economic development Natural capital Economic growth Natural environment
Brexiteers’ dreams of swift global trade deals ‘highly unrealistic’ – ex-trade chief
Britain’s former trade tsar has come down hard on Tory ministers, warning that promises to have a series of international business deals signed before Britain leaves the European Union are “highly unrealistic.” Read Full Article at
69 points by Russia Today | European Union United Kingdom President of the European Council Economics Europe European Council Poland
Applications for unemployment benefits slipped last week
By Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, another sign the U.S. job market remains healthy despite a downshift in hiring last month. The numbers: The Labor Department said Thursday that the number of applications for jobless aid slid by 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 259,000, […]
1 points by The Denver Post | Employment Labour economics Unemployment Wage slavery Economics Beveridge curve United States Jobless recovery
Air pollution costs global economy over $5tn annually – World Bank
Premature deaths due to air pollution cost the global economy $5.1 trillion annually which is roughly twice the economic output of the UK, according to a World Bank report released on Thursday. Read Full Article at
359 points by Russia Today | Economic development Economics Economy Health care Pollution World Bank Group Developing country World Bank
Lower Manhattan has bounced back from 9/11 attacks
More people want to live and work in lower Manhattan than at any time since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
96 points by Daily News | World Trade Center Lower Manhattan September 11 attacks Economics New York City Manhattan Stock broker Economy
Primary survey: Goddard joins incumbent Democrats in four-way race for Hopkinton, Ward 5 seats
Denis Goddard Party: Democrat Age: 46 Town of residence: Hopkinton Occupation: director of software engineering Incumbent? No Do you support . . .Commuter rail funding? No Providing more state money for higher education? No Pro-gun legislation, such as constitutional carry? Yes Reauthorizing Medicai...
3 points by Concord Monitor | Economics Legal and medical status of cannabis Minimum wage Gun politics
Britain's Thorny Trade Debate
As the U.K. government debates whether to quit the EU customs union, it needs to consider realistically the costs and benefits of securing new free-trade deals, Simon Nixon writes.
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Colorado unemployment rate unchanged at 2.9 percent in February
Colorado's unemployment rate stayed at dot-com boom lows in February as the state added a modest number of jobs, according to a report Friday from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
-1 points by The Denver Post | Employment Jobless recovery Economics Unemployment Minimum wage United States Household Discouraged worker
Robots could take over millions of jobs in the next 15 years – report
Millions of jobs in the UK are in jeopardy because of robots taking over various sectors of the labor market. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Artificial intelligence United Kingdom Johnny Hawksworth A Good Thing Economics Economist Million According to Jim
Letter: Clearing the air
Clearing the airRegarding Michael Moffett’s “Climate change response in need of sanity” (Monitor Forum, March 18): Requests for reducing emissions are less about global climate change and more about local health care costs. Every one of us pays for those health costs in rising health care premiums....
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Air pollution Economics Global warming United States Climate change Health care Health insurance Weather
France's Melenchon says he would hike spending by 273 billion euros
PARIS (Reuters) - French hard-left presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon would raise spending by 273 billion euros ($290 billion), his team said in a presentation online on Sunday.
-2 points by Reuters | Socialist Party Nicolas Sarkozy Left-wing politics Economics Right-wing politics Far right Reuters Socialist Party USA
Overnight blaze destroys southeast Houston home
A small electrical fire in the utility room destroyed a southeast Houston home early Sunday morning, according to authorities.
1 points by The Houston Chronicle | English-language films News Funk Breaking news Rooms Economics Spread Toolkit Paisley Park Records
Fear of economic contraction sweeps Wall Street boardrooms
While investors have enjoyed their portfolio gains, Wall Street pros don’t share the same high spirits. Fear of global economic contraction that could badly derail the US recovery — and throw a monkey wrench into the trading markets — is sweeping through Wall Street boardrooms, as managers intensify technology-driven cost-cutting and rein in spending. One...
30 points by New York Post | Unemployment Economics Labor force Discouraged worker Labor economics Inflation Workforce Goldman Sachs
Let Coloradans vote on whether to raise taxes to pay for highways
Republicans in the Colorado legislature are refusing to advance a referendum to voters regarding a tax increase to generate much-needed funding for highways.
1 points by The Denver Post | California Arizona Interstate Highway System Economics Republican Party Democratic Party Election Colorado
Financial bubbles are growing, but experts say they’re far from bursting
U.S. stock markets went on a tear following the election and keep pushing into record territory. Proposed tax cuts and higher infrastructure spending should boost the economy, but also pile on the already high $20 trillion in U.S. federal debt. For those looking, bubbles seem to be inflating everywhere.
1 points by The Denver Post | Economics United States public debt Monetary policy Economy of the United States United States Macroeconomics Government debt Economic growth
DeVos: Community colleges key for growth
DeVos said community colleges cost less, are flexible and equip job seekers with the skills that the economy needs        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Higher education University United States Senate College Community college Economics Vocational education Confirmation
Norway sees job prospects improving in oil and gas
Daniel J. GraeberFeb. 16 (UPI) -- The number of job vacancies in the Norwegian economy moved higher, with oil and gas prospects showing early signs of recovery, the government reported.
5 points by UPI | Federal government of the United States United Press International Petroleum Report U.S. state Economics Norway Sovereign state
EU Approves Long-Awaited Trade Deal With Canada
After nearly eight years of talks, CETA has passed a critical step, giving the EU a rare consensus policy victory among member states. It still must be ratified by more than 30 national and regional parliaments, however.
32 points by The Wall Street Journal | European Parliament European Union Economics Canada United States International trade Council of Europe Brussels
EDITORIAL: Las Vegas assemblyman wants to ban fracking
This is less about the potential environmental drawbacks of fracking than it is about a progressive agenda that seeks to shackle the fossil fuel industry and remake the U.S. economy.
3 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Legislature Economics Nevada Economy of the United States United States Energy Economy Las Vegas metropolitan area
Herbalife secures $1.45B loan
Herbalife has secured a $1.45 billion senior secured credit facility, The Post has learned. Under terms of the loan, the Los Angeles nutritional supplement company will be able to access $150 million for working capital, according to a term sheet obtained by The Post. The remaining $1.3 billion will be used for general corporate purposes,...
6 points by New York Post | Economics Contract Credit Cost Costs Transaction cost Dietary supplement
Janet Yellen pushes back on Trump remarks about lending
Janet Yellen isn’t exactly going out of her way to make nice with President Trump. The Federal Reserve chair pushed back on Tuesday against Trump’s comments on reduced bank lending — saying that Obama-era regulations haven’t made it harder for people to borrow money. The remarks come as Trump and his top economic adviser, Gary...
6 points by New York Post | Federal Reserve System Monetary policy Bank Finance Central bank Economics Debt Money
Yellen hints at rate hike next month while noting uncertainty in economic outlook
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen on Tuesday painted a largely upbeat picture of the economy, telling lawmakers that somewhat faster wage growth is in store for workers, even as she signaled that the central bank would consider raising interest rates as early as next month. Most analysts...
4 points by Los Angeles Times | Monetary policy Federal Reserve System Janet Yellen Federal Reserve Finance Interest rate Economics Central bank
Starbucks will soon serve ice cream at more than 100 locations
This article originally appeared on Money.Ice cream lovers rejoice: Starbucks is adding affogato to the menu.
2 points by Boston Herald | Espresso Economics Restaurant Starbucks Seattle Washington California Food
Senate narrowly confirms Mnuchin for Treasury secretary — now he's got a lot of work to do
The Senate on Monday narrowly voted to confirm Wall Street executive Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary despite strong Democratic opposition fueled by foreclosures at Pasadena’s OneWest Bank when he headed it after the financial crisis. The Senate’s 53-47 vote split along party lines.  Following...
633 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Senate President of the United States United States Senate Committee on Finance Vice president United States Department of the Treasury Economics United States Cabinet United States Secretary of the Treasury
Yellen faces Congress at time of haziness over Trump's plans
WASHINGTON — The frenetic first three weeks of Donald Trump's presidency have left political leaders divided and dizzy with uncertainty over what happens next.This week, it will be Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's turn to weigh in — if she chooses to — on how the economy could fare in the early months of Trump's administration.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Federal Reserve System Monetary policy Great Depression Central bank Janet Yellen Economics Inflation Federal Reserve Act
IMF's Lagarde says worried about European elections
DUBAI (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Sunday that she was worried about the result of looming elections in Europe, though she insisted the euro zone was making progress in resolving its economic problems.
-2 points by Reuters | European Union Reuters Thomson Reuters Euro Economics International Monetary Fund United States Germany
Letter: Man of the people?
Man of the people?If President Donald Trump is a man of the people, as he claimed in his inaugural address, why is he getting rid of Dodd-Frank banking regulations. Dodd-Frank was enacted after the horrendous banking debacle of 2007-08 when banks made too many dubious loans. It requires banks to mai...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Financial adviser Finance Donald Trump Bank Economics United States presidential inauguration Ivana Trump Fred Trump
Who will protect Americans from their protectors?
Today, a Republican administration promises that wisely wielded Washington power can rearrange commercial activities in ways superior to those produced by private-sector calculations in free-market transactions.
25 points by The Denver Post | American Enterprise Institute The American Democratic Party The American Enterprise Conservatism in the United States Congressional Budget Office Economics Lawrence Summers
My Turn: Catchy tweets won’t grow the economy
Donald Trump won the election by being a “master persuader,” according to America’s greatest expert on authority figures with weird hair. Dilbert creator Scott Adams says that Trump won via “linguistic kill shots,” memetic sound bites designed solely to go viral, with no connection to reality. Trump...
58 points by Concord Monitor | International trade Comparative advantage Trade Mercantilism Economics David Ricardo North Korea United States
Ditch humans or cooperate? Google’s DeepMind tests ultimate AI choice with game theory
DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence unit of Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. has been running a series of simulations aimed at answering a key AI question once and for all: will the robots play nice, or will they try and kill us all? Read Full Article at
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Coffman OKs Rocky Mountain Health Plans sale
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has reviewed the proposed sale of Rocky Mountain Health Plans, a Western Slope insurer, to UnitedHealthcare and concluded that it can legally proceed.
13 points by The Denver Post | Colorado Insurance Economics Real estate United States Idaho Rocky Mountains Wyoming
US judge blocks Anthem-Cigna health insurance merger
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Anthem Inc.'s bid to buy rival health insurer Cigna Corp., saying the merger would likely lead to higher costs, less competition and diminished innovation.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Insurance Investment Price Economics Business Competition Competitor analysis Mergers and acquisitions
Englewood going small with sharper economic development focus
Englewood has refined it approach to economic development to focus on smaller local companies. The city is inviting small business owners to a meeting highlighting available resources on Feb. 23.
170 points by The Denver Post | Management Business Small business Entrepreneurship Metropolitan area Business school Municipality Economics
Franklin Savings Bank buys $100,000 in tax credits to revitalize Franklin 
A nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing Franklin is $100,000 closer to upgrading some of the city’s downtown facades.Franklin Savings Bank announced Monday it purchased a quarter of the $400,000 in tax credits that the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority awarded to Franklin Business...
26 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Management Lake Winnipesaukee Winnipesaukee River Economics Non-profit organization Investment Merrimack River
GOP lawmakers say Edwards' plan has too few long-term cuts
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican lawmakers unraveling the details of Gov. John Bel Edwards' deficit-closing plan say they worry it contains too many short-term patches and too few long-term cuts. Edwards recommends cutting about $60 million in state agencies and using more than $240 million in reserves and other ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Louisiana Economics Finance United States Cut Abraham Lincoln Los Angeles State
Columbia Gateway corporate park envisioned as 'economic driver' for state
As downtown Columbia undergoes a major overhaul, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman announced a broad vision Tuesday to redevelop a 920-acre corporate park in Columbia into a major "economic driver" for the county and the state. Kittleman said untapped potential in the corporate park is one...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Maryland Corporation Columbia Maryland Management Parking James Rouse Economic development Economics
Sarkozy to stand trial on charges of illegal campaign financing
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is facing a criminal trial on charges that he illegally filled his coffers with $20 million in his failed 2012 campaign bid. Sarkozy, 62, who served as the country’s leader from 2007 to 2012, has been dogged by accusations that his political party falsified business records to conceal his spending...
4 points by New York Post | Nicolas Sarkozy Public relations Jacques Chirac Union for a Popular Movement Paris France Campaign finance in the United States Economics
Uncertainty is sweeping the globe
The United States isn't the only country that's a complete basket case right now. Basically the entire world has reached record levels of political chaos and uncertainty.
1 points by The Denver Post | United States European Union Economics Index Policy U.S. state
Britain in line for decade of austerity & highest tax burden in 30 years, think tank warns
As the UK faces another decade of austerity, Britain’s tax burden is to hit its highest level since Margaret Thatcher was prime minister, a leading think tank has warned. Read Full Article at
-2 points by Russia Today | Tax Public finance Economics Deficit Margaret Thatcher Taxation in the United Kingdom Taxation Tax incidence
US & China on brink of trade war, warns Goldman Sachs
The risk of an escalating trade war between the world's two biggest economies – the US and China - is growing fast, warn analysts from Goldman Sachs as cited by Business Insider. Read Full Article at
-2 points by Russia Today | International trade United States Donald Trump Tariff Economics General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade Goldman Sachs Ivana Trump
Brexit won’t stop UK growing faster than Germany and France
The British economy is projected for positive long-term growth and will be one of the world’s fastest growing developed economies over the next three decades; according to consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Read Full Article at
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China to become #1 economy by 2050, US to fall behind India, Russia to top Europe – PwC
Over the next three decades, the global economy will be dominated by China, and the US economy will lose steam and fall behind India, says consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Read Full Article at
8304 points by Russia Today | Purchasing power parity Gross domestic product Economics Economy Economic growth Exchange rate Gross Domestic Product India
Urban Chamber looks to strengthen ties between Nevada, Africa
The Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce is ready for business with Africa, after completing a trade mission to Namibia and South Africa.
28 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Economics Commerce Business South Africa Poverty Stock exchange Management Africa
A dozen House Republicans want business group to retract bathroom study
A dozen Republicans in the Texas House want the state's biggest business lobby to retract a report it published last year warning of dire economic consequences if lawmakers passed the so-called "bathroom bill."
1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Legislature Texas United States Congress United States Senate Legislatures Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex Westminster system Economics