Economy

Death From Disadvantage: The Impact Of Economic Divides On Suicide
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Some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people are losing their lives in Britain because of the link between levels of deprivation and suicidal behaviour, says our new report Dying from Inequality. Whilst the causes of suicide are complex, and indiv ...[Read more]
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Monster oil & gas deposits discovered in Iran – local media reports
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Iran has found a dozen new oil fields that could produce 30 billion barrels of crude and 128 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, according to Press TV quoting officials in Tehran. Iranian oil output is about four million barrels per day (bpd), of which ab ...[Read more]
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Trump Executive Order Will Let Private Equity Funds Drain Your 401(k)
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DONALD TRUMP’S FEBRUARY 3 executive order enabling financial advisers to continue ripping off their clients could prove a lifeline for a surprising beneficiary: the private equity industry. The Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule would have forced in ...[Read more]
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US wealth inequality – top 0.1% worth as much as the bottom 90%
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Not since the Great Depression has wealth inequality in the US been so acute, new in-depth study finds Wealth inequality in the US is at near record levels according to a new study by academics. Over the past three decades, the share of household wealth o ...[Read more]
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Monsanto, EPA Seek to Keep Talks Secret on Glyphosate Cancer Review
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Monsanto Co. and officials within the Environmental Protection Agency are fighting legal efforts aimed at exploring Monsanto's influence over regulatory assessments of the key chemical in the company's Roundup herbicide, new federal court filings show. Th ...[Read more]
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World’s eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%
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The world’s eight richest billionaires control the same wealth between them as the poorest half of the globe’s population, according to a charity warning of an ever-increasing and dangerous concentration of wealth. In a report published to coincide wi ...[Read more]
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All Aboard the Post-TPP World
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A half-hearted near handshake between US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin before and after they spoke «for about four minutes», standing up, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Lima, Peru ...[Read more]
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Venezuela Mulls Suing JP Morgan over De Facto Economic Blockade
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The U.S. investment bank claimed that Venezuela's state oil company missed debt payments. The country hasn't missed payments since 2002. Venezuela may take legal action against U.S. investment bank J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. after the financial institution a ...[Read more]
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The Official Unemployment Rate Is Wrong, Says Guy Who Used To Make It
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You can't believe the government's numbers on employment. Take it from the guy who used to run the government's numbers on employment. Keith Hall, the former head of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which produces the federal government's monthly jobs repo ...[Read more]
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​National Russian card payment system established
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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law the establishment of a national Russian card payment system on Monday. The NSPK (National Card Payment) system will ensure the smooth operation of electronic payments across Russia. ...[Read more]
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Thanks to Thomas Piketty, Now We Know: Economic Inequality Is a Malady, Not a Cure
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It has been a long, long time since Americans accepted the advice of a French intellectual about anything important, let alone the future of democracy and the economy. But the furor over Thomas Piketty's stunning best-seller, "Capital in the 21st Century" ...[Read more]
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