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Business Wire
Fitch Affirms Arlington County, VA's GO Rating at 'AAA' and IDA Bonds at 'AA+'; Outlook Stablehas affirmed the following Arlington County, VA general obligation (GO) bonds a
Fitch Affirms Arlington County, VA's GO Rating at 'AAA' and IDA Bonds at 'AA+'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted an hour ago
has affirmed the following Arlington County, VA general obligation (GO) bonds at 'AAA': --$1.25 billion in GO public improvement and refunding bonds. In addition, Fitch has affirmed Arlington County's Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Local airports on final approach for state fundingCOUNTY -- The Butler County Regional Airport and Middletown Regional Airport/Ho
Local airports on final approach for state funding
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 2 hours ago
COUNTY -- The Butler County Regional Airport and Middletown Regional Airport/Hook Field are cleared to receive state funding for updates at their facilities. The three publicly owned airports in Butler County -- Butler County Regional... Read more
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IMF
IMF Staff Team Concludes the 2016 Article IV Consultation Mission with the Central African Republic and Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on an Economic Program Supported by an ECF Arrangementthe 2016 Article IV Consultation Mission with the Central African Republic and
IMF Staff Team Concludes the 2016 Article IV Consultation Mission with the Central African Republic and Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on an Economic Program Supported by an ECF Arrangement
IMF / Posted 3 hours ago
the 2016 Article IV Consultation Mission with the Central African Republic and Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on an Economic Program Supported by an ECF ArrangementPress Release No. 16/249 An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Rates Prince George's County, MD's $177.4MM GOs 'AAA'; Outlook StablePrince George's County, Maryland (the county) general obligation (G0) bonds: -
Fitch Rates Prince George's County, MD's $177.4MM GOs 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted 4 hours ago
Prince George's County, Maryland (the county) general obligation (G0) bonds: --$115.8 million consolidated public improvement bonds series 2016A; --$61.6 million consolidated public improvement refunding bonds series 2016B. The bonds are... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Rates LaGuardia Special Facility Revs 'BBB'; Outlook Stableindicate rising but relatively competitive airline costs although most will be
Fitch Rates LaGuardia Special Facility Revs 'BBB'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted 5 hours ago
indicate rising but relatively competitive airline costs although most will be recoverable from airline carriers. The economic strength of the Terminal B project supports higher than average initial leverage for the investment grade level at... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Chinese Businesses Facilitating Africa's Digital Transformationguests experiencing virtual equipment under 4.5G network at the testing ceremon
Chinese Businesses Facilitating Africa's Digital Transformation
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 hours ago
guests experiencing virtual equipment under 4.5G network at the testing ceremony. The Africa Summit of the 26thWorld Economic Forum that lasted three days was opened in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda on May 13th, bringing together more than... Read more
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Reuters
Global funds raise cash, bond holdings on Brexit, Fed fearsfrom a Brexit vote rippling beyond Britain and the increased likelihood of a ri
Global funds raise cash, bond holdings on Brexit, Fed fears
Reuters / Posted 7 hours ago
from a Brexit vote rippling beyond Britain and the increased likelihood of a rise in U.S. interest rates this summer. Fund managers polled by Reuters in the United States, Europe, Britain and Japan raised cash allocations to 6 percent in May,... Read more
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Yonhap News Agency
S. Korea, Ethiopia agree to expand business opportunitiesmore than 10 percent in the past six years, the KITA said. "South Korean firms
S. Korea, Ethiopia agree to expand business opportunities
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 8 hours ago
more than 10 percent in the past six years, the KITA said. "South Korean firms have an understanding of Ethiopia's economic policies, and thus we're the best business partners to achieve the goals together," said KITA Chairman Kim In-ho... Read more
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Yonhap News Agency
S. Korea, Ethiopia ink MOUs on health cooperationministry also said the Korea Health Industry Development Institute and its Ethi
S. Korea, Ethiopia ink MOUs on health cooperation
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 12 hours ago
ministry also said the Korea Health Industry Development Institute and its Ethiopian counterpart, the Pharmaceutical Fund and Supply Agency, agreed to strengthen partnerships in ways such as co-hosting various seminars. The ministry will... Read more
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iol.co.za
Another Joburg freeway in the pipelineis for all of us to have a sensible, rational and pragmatic conversation about
Another Joburg freeway in the pipeline
iol.co.za / Posted 12 hours ago
is for all of us to have a sensible, rational and pragmatic conversation about how this new, mega road project is to be funded.” Vadi tables his Transport Department budget in the Gauteng Legislature today, telling the MPLs of the hoped-for new... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Overviewfor investment in infrastructure and other public assets is $1.4 billion. In ad
Overview
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 15 hours ago
for investment in infrastructure and other public assets is $1.4 billion. In addition, significant capital spending will be funded from reprioritising capital, taking the total new capital spend in Budget 2016 to $2.6 billion. Innovative New Zealand... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Local airports on final approach for state fundingThe Butler County Regional Airport and Middletown Regional Airport/Hook Field a
Local airports on final approach for state funding
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 16 hours ago
The Butler County Regional Airport and Middletown Regional Airport/Hook Field are cleared to receive state funding for updates at their facilities. The three publicly owned airports in Butler County — Butler County Regional Airport, Middletown... Read more
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The Financial Express
Ease of doing business: Hardly any improvement in land, labour, capital & entrepreneurshipvis-a-vis the ambitious Make-in-India initiative, PHD Chamber of Commerce and I
Ease of doing business: Hardly any improvement in land, labour, capital & entrepreneurship
The Financial Express / Posted 16 hours ago
vis-a-vis the ambitious Make-in-India initiative, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has conducted a survey to assess improvements in the ease of doing business on the completion of two years of the NDA government. (Reuters) India is one of... Read more
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Yonhap News Agency
S. Korea, Ethiopia ink MOUs on health cooperationministry also said the Korea Health Industry Development Institute and its Ethi
S. Korea, Ethiopia ink MOUs on health cooperation
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 16 hours ago
ministry also said the Korea Health Industry Development Institute and its Ethiopian counterpart, the Pharmaceutical Fund and Supply Agency, agreed to strengthen partnerships in ways such as co-hosting various seminars. The ministry will... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Our local politicians' views on the budgetwaiting list in Napier), very poor burglary resolution rates (only 11 per cent
Our local politicians' views on the budget
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 19 hours ago
waiting list in Napier), very poor burglary resolution rates (only 11 per cent of Napier burglaries solved) and regional economic development will feel let down. Also while the numbers in health and education sound big, they don't take into... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Brian Fallow: Spending caught in a squeezethe growth in overall operating expenditure, which is set to grow 4 per cent or
Brian Fallow: Spending caught in a squeeze
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 19 hours ago
the growth in overall operating expenditure, which is set to grow 4 per cent or $3 billion over the coming year. To fund that, the Government has had to dip into money it was notionally hoarding for tax cuts in next year's Budget. The... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Polls don't mean a thing if Labor ain't got that swingour leaders are today. But there are five weeks of campaigning to go. The maj
Polls don't mean a thing if Labor ain't got that swing
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 20 hours ago
our leaders are today. But there are five weeks of campaigning to go. The major polls - after recording steady Labor improvements since February - seem to have stabilised; though Malcolm Turnbull's approval rating continues to go south. Does... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Home Depot founder on Ga. Aquarium's shaky start, a 'disgusting' VAATLANTA -- The 87-year-old Bernie Marcus, founder of the Home Depot, is at the
Home Depot founder on Ga. Aquarium's shaky start, a 'disgusting' VA
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 20 hours ago
ATLANTA -- The 87-year-old Bernie Marcus, founder of the Home Depot, is at the top of his game. He built the largest home improvement chain in the world and gives millions to charity. When it comes to expressing his opinion, he doesn’t waste... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Affirms the City of Raleigh, NC's GOs at 'AAA'; Outlook Stableupgraded the ratings on the following annual appropriation debt obligations to
Fitch Affirms the City of Raleigh, NC's GOs at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted 21 hours ago
upgraded the ratings on the following annual appropriation debt obligations to 'AA+' from 'AA': --$55 million downtown improvement project series 2004A; --$33.9 million downtown improvement project series 2005A; --$134.5 million downtown... Read more
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The Advocate
With south Baton Rouge 'booming,' residents say struggling north virtually invisible to investors, parish leadersgenerous incentives and build expensive infrastructure in other parts of the pa
With south Baton Rouge 'booming,' residents say struggling north virtually invisible to investors, parish leaders
The Advocate / Posted 23 hours ago
generous incentives and build expensive infrastructure in other parts of the parish to improve quality of life and promote economic development. The issue has turned political, as residents have started pointing fingers at their elected leaders —... Read more
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Fortune
China’s Middle Class Is About to Demand Big Changeswhy its burgeoning middle class has been acquiescent to one-party rule. Accordi
China’s Middle Class Is About to Demand Big Changes
Fortune / Posted yesterday
why its burgeoning middle class has been acquiescent to one-party rule. According to basic theories of democracy, sustained economic development leads to democracy, not the survival of dictatorship. In the case of China, this rule does not seem to... Read more
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The Economic Times
Sensex climbs 485 points! Nifty reclaims 8,000 mark on hopes of economic recovery and good monsoonMUMBAI: Stocks soared to 2016 highs and Nifty reclaimed the 8,000 mark on r
Sensex climbs 485 points! Nifty reclaims 8,000 mark on hopes of economic recovery and good monsoon
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
MUMBAI: Stocks soared to 2016 highs and Nifty reclaimed the 8,000 mark on rising hopes of an economic recovery and the return of heavy monsoon rains after successive droughts. Index heavyweight and capital goods major Larsen & Toubro recorded... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
More Africans Are Accessing Health Care - but States Still Have Work to DoanalysisBy Daniel Armah-Attoh, African School of Economics, Edem E. Selormey, C
More Africans Are Accessing Health Care - but States Still Have Work to Do
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
analysisBy Daniel Armah-Attoh, African School of Economics, Edem E. Selormey, Centre for Democratic Development Ghana and Richard Houessou People across Africa rank health as the second most important national problem they believe that governments... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Dr Russel Norman: More could be done on climate changeRussel Norman. Photo / Getty Images After proclaiming in previous years that c
Dr Russel Norman: More could be done on climate change
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
Russel Norman. Photo / Getty Images After proclaiming in previous years that coal, oil and industrial dairy would be the economic salvation of the nation, they are all noticeably missing from the Budget this year. Maybe taking a punt on the most... Read more
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IMF
IMF Staff Completes 2016 Article IV Mission to BelizePress Release No. 16/244 An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Jacq
IMF Staff Completes 2016 Article IV Mission to Belize
IMF / Posted yesterday
Press Release No. 16/244 An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Jacques Bouhga-Hagbe visited Belize during May 11–25 to hold discussions in the context of the country’s 2016 Article IV... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Economic Activity in Africa Has Weakened - IMFLuanda — Economic activity in Africa south of the Sahara has recorded a sharp s
Economic Activity in Africa Has Weakened - IMF
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Luanda — Economic activity in Africa south of the Sahara has recorded a sharp slackening in the last six years, from six percent in 2009 to 3,5 in 2015. This was said Wednesday in Luanda by the International Monetary Fund (FMI) representative to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Economic Activity in Africa Has Slackened - IMFLuanda — Economic activity in Africa south of the Sahara has recorded a sharp s
Economic Activity in Africa Has Slackened - IMF
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Luanda — Economic activity in Africa south of the Sahara has recorded a sharp slackening in the last six years, from six percent in 2009 to 3,5 in 2015. This was said Wednesday in Luanda by the International Monetary Fund (FMI) representative to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
AfDB Supports Water and Agriculture Improvement Projects in Egyptstudy for integrated sanitation technologies in some rural areas in Upper Egypt
AfDB Supports Water and Agriculture Improvement Projects in Egypt
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
study for integrated sanitation technologies in some rural areas in Upper Egypt. This study is financed by the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation Trust Fund (KOAFEC), which is managed by the African Development Bank. It will identify appropriate... Read more
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International Business Times
EU referendum: Iain Duncan Smith and Stephen Kinnock clash in Brexit debate Top Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith and rising Labour star Stephen Kinnock cl
EU referendum: Iain Duncan Smith and Stephen Kinnock clash in Brexit debate
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
Top Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith and rising Labour star Stephen Kinnock clashed in a fiery economic debate over the EU referendum, with just weeks to go before the 23 June ballot. The politicians were joined by former British Chamber of Commerce... Read more
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Reuters
Asia FX pessimism deepens on Fed rate hike view, China uncertaintyofficials have recently suggested the U.S. central bank may raise borrowing cos
Asia FX pessimism deepens on Fed rate hike view, China uncertainty
Reuters / Posted yesterday
officials have recently suggested the U.S. central bank may raise borrowing costs as early as June or July on encouraging economic data, boosting the dollar and forcing global investors to price in a near-term tightening. Markets had seen the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Dr Russel Norman: More could be done on climate changeRussel Norman. Photo / Getty Images After proclaiming in previous years that c
Dr Russel Norman: More could be done on climate change
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
Russel Norman. Photo / Getty Images After proclaiming in previous years that coal, oil and industrial dairy would be the economic salvation of the nation, they are all noticeably missing from the Budget this year. Maybe taking a punt on the most... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
English: Budget SpeechACT, United Future and Māori parties.I want to acknowledge their continuing sup
English: Budget Speech
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
ACT, United Future and Māori parties.I want to acknowledge their continuing support and contribution to stable government.Economic outlookMr Speaker,New Zealand’s economic outlook is positive.Treasury is forecasting real GDP growth of around 2.9... Read more
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Business Wire
Tate & Lyle PLC UK Regulatory Announcement: Final Resultsas US corn wet milling industry dynamics remained well-balanced, and we also de
Tate & Lyle PLC UK Regulatory Announcement: Final Results
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
as US corn wet milling industry dynamics remained well-balanced, and we also delivered manufacturing efficiency improvements. This strength in the core business largely offset the performance of Commodities which deteriorated sharply in... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Farmers applaud responsible budget and urge tax cutsFarmers President Dr William Rolleston said: "The Government has clearly decide
Farmers applaud responsible budget and urge tax cuts
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
Farmers President Dr William Rolleston said: "The Government has clearly decided to invest surplus proceeds in a series of funding initiatives for the future including science and skills."We strongly support the increase in funding for science and... Read more
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Business Standard India
CEO Poll: Modi govt meets expectations of India Inc on reformsof the 50 chief executive officers (CEOs) surveyed by this newspaper said the g
CEO Poll: Modi govt meets expectations of India Inc on reforms
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
of the 50 chief executive officers (CEOs) surveyed by this newspaper said the government has met their expectations on economic reforms. The average rating was seven out of 10. In a nationwide survey conducted by this newspaper over the past... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Philippine construction works seen growing over 50% by 2020of construction growth in the Philippines will remain relatively high until 202
Philippine construction works seen growing over 50% by 2020
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
of construction growth in the Philippines will remain relatively high until 2020, fueled by greater focus on infrastructure improvement and the continued expansion of residential and commercial buildings. “Favorable government policies with regards... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Rates Nassau County (NY) GOs 'A'; Rates BANs & RANs 'F1'has assigned ratings to the following Nassau County, NY general obligation (GO)
Fitch Rates Nassau County (NY) GOs 'A'; Rates BANs & RANs 'F1'
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
has assigned ratings to the following Nassau County, NY general obligation (GO) debt: --Approximately $147,445,000 general improvement bonds 2016 series C 'A'; --Approximately $5,300,000 bond anticipation notes (BANs) (tax-exempt) 2016 series B... Read more
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IMF
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Timor-LesteConsultation with Timor-LestePress Release No. 16/243 On May 11, 2016, the Exe
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Timor-Leste
IMF / Posted yesterday
Consultation with Timor-LestePress Release No. 16/243 On May 11, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2016 Article IV Consultation with Timor-Leste.1 Non-oil real GDP growth is estimated to have... Read more
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Business Standard India
Govt meets expectations of India Inc on reformsof the 50 chief executive officers (CEOs) surveyed by this newspaper said the g
Govt meets expectations of India Inc on reforms
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
of the 50 chief executive officers (CEOs) surveyed by this newspaper said the government has met their expectations on economic reforms. The average rating was seven out of 10. In a nationwide survey conducted by this newspaper over the past... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Upgrades Reno-Sparks's (NV) IDR to 'BBB' from 'BB+'; Outlook Stable'BBB' ratings indicate that capacity for payment of financial commitments is co
Fitch Upgrades Reno-Sparks's (NV) IDR to 'BBB' from 'BB+'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
'BBB' ratings indicate that capacity for payment of financial commitments is considered adequate but adverse business or economic conditions are more likely to impair this capacity. Despite strong recent conditions and near-term prospects, Fitch... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Losing out: bringing back your jobsjobs, thanks to state incentives. The expansion was made possible, in part, by
Losing out: bringing back your jobs
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted yesterday
jobs, thanks to state incentives. The expansion was made possible, in part, by a $62,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund, it also requires a local government match. "I have to look at it this way, there was no intent there to move from our... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Campus awards $250,000 to community development programsEighteen organizations were awarded a total of $250,000 by campus last week to
Campus awards $250,000 to community development programs
The Daily Californian / Posted 2 days ago
Eighteen organizations were awarded a total of $250,000 by campus last week to be spent on community improvement and service programs for this year. Now in its 10th year, the Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund — which was started after the city... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Brookfield town meeting will decide capital budget, streetscape fundsThursday night whether approve spending nearly $4 million on the annual capital
Brookfield town meeting will decide capital budget, streetscape funds
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 2 days ago
Thursday night whether approve spending nearly $4 million on the annual capital budget and the Four Corners streetscape improvement project. The capital spending plan, which totals $2.8 million, would allow the town to issue bonds to pay for... Read more
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Business Standard India
A bumpy ride?index, Sensex, gained over two per cent. The smart rally was attributed to the
A bumpy ride?
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
index, Sensex, gained over two per cent. The smart rally was attributed to the prospects of good rains and a marked improvement in the global perception of how the Indian economy is likely to fare in the coming months. This is, however, in... Read more
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The News-Times
Brookfield town meeting will decide capital budget, streetscape fundsThursday night whether approve spending nearly $4 million on the annual capital
Brookfield town meeting will decide capital budget, streetscape funds
The News-Times / Posted 2 days ago
Thursday night whether approve spending nearly $4 million on the annual capital budget and the Four Corners streetscape improvement project. The capital spending plan, which totals $2.8 million, would allow the town to issue bonds to pay for... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
00PM Water Coolerof liquefied natural gas from the US, thus improving energy security in the reg
00PM Water Cooler
Naked Capitalism / Posted 2 days ago
of liquefied natural gas from the US, thus improving energy security in the region. TTIP also signals modernity and jobs. Economic studies back up popular opinion. A study by the World Trade Institute released in December 2015 estimates that... Read more
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Colorado Springs Independent
Should you vote for ColoradoCare?care for all Coloradans who are not covered by federal insurance like Medicare.
Should you vote for ColoradoCare?
Colorado Springs Independent / Posted 2 days ago
care for all Coloradans who are not covered by federal insurance like Medicare. An elected 21-member board would oversee funds from a 10 percent payroll tax that would generate $25 billion. Along with federal subsidies — including money that now... Read more
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iol.co.za
#AfricaDay: Time for economic transitionfoundations for transitioning from extractive to learning economies is now. Th
#AfricaDay: Time for economic transition
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
foundations for transitioning from extractive to learning economies is now. The jolts are real. The International Monetary Fund has projected that the continent will grow by 3 percent in 2016. This is well below the 6 percent average growth over... Read more
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The Economic Times
Debt funds will continue to do good in next 2-3 years: Akhil Mittal, Tata MFIn a chat with ET Now, Mythili Bhusnurmath, Consulting Editor and Akhil Mittal,
Debt funds will continue to do good in next 2-3 years: Akhil Mittal, Tata MF
The Economic Times / Posted 2 days ago
In a chat with ET Now, Mythili Bhusnurmath, Consulting Editor and Akhil Mittal, Senior Fund Manager, Tata Mutual Fund, discuss the macro cues including Fed rate hike, possibilities of RBI rate cuts and flow of FII funds. Edited excerptsET Now: The... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Healing a Wounded EconomyThe negative economic data calls for policymakers in the country to roll up the
Healing a Wounded Economy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
The negative economic data calls for policymakers in the country to roll up their sleeves and get to work in order to save the economy from plunging into recession. The negative real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of -0.36 per cent year-on-year... Read more
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