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President promises everything but the kitchen sink during State of the Union

President Obama delivered the State of the Union address on Tuesday and claimed the nation is ready to turn the page from years of hardship and used his address to promote “middle class economics” in the face of a Republican controlled Congress. 217 more words

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Take China's 2014 Annual Growth Rate For What It Is

AN ECONOMY EXPANDING at an annual rate of 7%-7.5% would be a cause for celebration in many economies right now. In China, it is more likely to be a cause of handwringing than bell ringing. 627 more words

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What now for China-LAC?

by Margaret Myers

China is an increasingly important economic partner for Latin America. Although the Chinese economy has slowed somewhat in recent years, trade and investment in LAC are on the rise. 617 more words

Economics

Henry A. Giroux | Authoritarianism, Class Warfare and the Advance of Neoliberal Austerity Policies

The key is to form social movements and political parties that have a comprehensive view of politics and struggle, one imbued with the spirit of collective resistance and the promise of a radical democracy.   

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Merkel Ready For Greek Eurozone Exit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is prepared to let Greece leave the eurozone if Greeks elect a government that jettisons the country’s current austerity course, Germany’s Der Spiegel news weekly reported Saturday. 354 more words

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