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Why are you paying more for less? | USA Today

Posted February 15, 2018 12:13:52It’s time to reevaluate the role of the free market in the economy.It’s not just about the bottom line.If we are to have a functioning economy, it’s time for our government to take a harder look at how the market works, and what its consequences are.In this case, the market is

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What economic growth means for America’s future

Economic growth has been the central focus of President Barack Obama’s economic policy for more than two years.As a candidate, he promised that the economy would return to a pre-recession trajectory.Now, the president has a chance to show what his economic agenda means for the future of our country.The economic growth we have seen over

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How to get ahead in the tech economy

A number of new startups are hoping to change the way they work with the technology they’re building.The Israel-based tech accelerator Caixa is one of the pioneers in the field.Launched last year, the accelerator offers startups access to cutting-edge technology from the likes of Apple and Google.It is an industry that is growing at an

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When the world needs a tech policy fix

TechCrunch – The world is running out of time to make a decision about how to pay for social, economic, and political change.And the sooner the better.The time is now, writes John Gruber.In his most recent book, The End of History, Gruber argues that the world will have to make some major changes if it

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When will we see the real-time inflation data?

The Federal Reserve on Monday said it was expecting real-date inflation data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the third quarter, which would be the first real-world measurement of real-dollar inflation since January. “We expect that the BLS will provide a real-year inflation estimate on April 1st, with our expectation that it will be

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Why the Australian economy could be in trouble in the next two years

Posted February 14, 2019 16:31:59 The Australian economy is set to be hit with a big jump in unemployment in the coming years due to an economic relief package announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last week.Key points: The Turnbull Government has promised to bring down unemployment from 12 per cent to 6.5 per cent

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What is a “Free Lunch”?

Posted by Business Insider on January 10, 2018 09:29:02 An “economic freedom” is defined as the ability to earn a living and not be forced to accept any form of financial or other coercion.Free lunches have become an increasingly popular way to enjoy food in recent years, but they’re also becoming more expensive.As of last

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‘A lot of pain’ for businesses, economists say in report

Businesses in the US and Europe are reporting some of the largest economic contraction in their lifetimes.In its annual economic freedom index, the International Monetary Fund said this year’s contraction in the eurozone and Japan was “a big deal.”“The decline in output and prices in the Eurozone and the Japanese economy is the largest since

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World Bank: Brazil needs a strong economy to avoid a depression

A new report by the World Bank shows that Brazil needs strong economic growth to avoid being in a depression.The World Bank said in its annual report released Tuesday that Brazil will be in a “very negative position” when it comes to economic growth over the next two decades.In its report, the bank said that