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The American economy: Steady on

THE LAST few weeks have seen a flurry of good data about the America economy. Firms added more than 1m new jobs, in net terms, in the three months to January, the best showing since 1997. At 5.7%, America’s unemployment rate is now one of the lowest in the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries. GDP data, released this morning, shows that the economy expanded at an annual rate of 2.2% in the fourth quarter of 2014—one of the fastest growth rates in the OECD. 170 more words

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The economic recovery: Not quite what it seems

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Talk of a renaissance in American manufacturing is overblown … 141 more words

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Buttonwood: Polls apart

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THE row about whether to modify Greece’s bail-out has provoked claims that democracy is being ignored. 142 more words

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Male suicide: A worrying trend

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Official suicide statistics released on February 19th contain disturbing news: suicide rates rose by 4% between 2012 and 2013, and the rise was due mainly to one group: men over 30. 127 more words

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Story of a Stranger, XXXVII.

There is this perculiar strangeness in this unfamiliar land, the one that still makes me feel like a complete stranger. After 2 years of this country, they still do not understand me and I still do not understand them. 119 more words

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Junta Imposes Rationing… “Baloney Dollar” Grivnya Induces Rush on the Shops

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On Wednesday, UNN reported that Ukrainian shops imposed rationing of basic products after the drastic fall in the value of the grivnya. The currency lost 70 percent of its value, causing people to stockpile food and buy electronics as a hedge. 573 more words

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