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“China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first-quarter” – http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBREA3F04J20140416

Economy

How GE Plans to Act Like a Startup

By Liz Stinson – Last year, the aviation engineers at General Electric found themselves with a jet engine bracket problem.

GE turned to GrabCAD, an online community of more than a million engineers and designers, and presented a challenge: Whoever could redesign a bracket that reduced the most weight while still supporting the engine would win $7,000. 34 more words

Economy

Noses, made in Britain: UK touts lab-grown organs

R&D – In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory. 33 more words

Economy

"Real Vs. Republican Populism": How To Win The War On Inequality

So Republicans are going populist, or at least two of them are, reports The Daily Beast’s Patricia Murphy. And perhaps it’s only in the sense that unlike Mitt Romney and many in the House GOP, they’re not speaking of working people with contempt. 911 more words

GOP

Lower income Canadians hit hardest as out-of-pocket health costs rise

TORONTO – A new report says out-of-pocket health expenses rose sharply from 1997 to 2009 with low income households taking the hardest hit.

The Statistics Canada report says low income households saw their health-care related costs rise by 63 per cent over that period, compared to an increase of between 36 and 48 per cent for higher earners. 178 more words

Canada

Russia Declares Death of Dollar | OmegaShock.com

(Do you believe that the Petrodollar will die and the only place we will find out about it is in the alternative media?  I certainly do.  290 more words

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