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Economic forecast sees growth for New England, but Connecticut lags behind

BOSTON  — Taken as a whole the New England economy is expected to continue improving over the next two years, but experts say significant state-by-state disparities remain. 105 more words


Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” is vivacious, faithful and detailed

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“THIS show will wreck your evening, your home life and your day.” From the very first discouragement, it is clear that Netflix’s adaptation of “A Series of Unfortunate Events”—a set of 13 books about the miserable lives of three orphans—is both highly consistent with the original tales and willing to make some bold changes. 159 more words

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There’s a surprise leader in Canada’s race for smart global jobs (Spoiler: It's Quebec)

When there’s a skateboard ramp in your office, and an in-house barista to serve you coffee in between coding tasks, chances are you’re in California. Unless, of course, it’s Quebec. 929 more words

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RBI has pumped in 9.2 trillion rupees of new notes

The Reserve Bank of India has injected 9.2 trillion rupees ($135.21 billion) worth of new currency notes into the banking system to help replace the notes banned in November, a parliamentary panel member quoted central bank governor Urjit Patel as saying on Wednesday. 288 more words


The challenges of water, waste and climate change in cities

Cities play a prominent role in our economic development as more than 80 % of the gross world product (GWP) comes from cities. Only 600 urban areas with just 20 % of the world population generate 60 % of the GWP. 301 more words


The Canadian dollar is on its hottest streak since the currency first floated in 1970

The Canadian dollar is off to its best annual start since it became a floating currency in 1970 amid a pullback in its U.S. peer and signs the economy might be picking up speed. 495 more words