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BBC News
When good news is bad newsTomorrow - 4 September - sees the release of the all-important US jobs figures
When good news is bad news
BBC News / Posted 6 hours ago
Tomorrow - 4 September - sees the release of the all-important US jobs figures for August. All-important as they may yet be the deciding factor in whether or not the US Federal Reserve raises interest rates this month, an event which would have... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Ai Weiwei gives first public talk since 2011 – and becomes a selfie Santa ClausThe first thing Chinese artist Ai Weiwei did as he stepped on stage last night
Ai Weiwei gives first public talk since 2011 – and becomes a selfie Santa Claus
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 7 hours ago
The first thing Chinese artist Ai Weiwei did as he stepped on stage last night at the Berlin Philharmonic was take a picture. Before him stood an audience of hundreds roaring with applause as a scrum of photographers snapped shutters like machine... Read more
22h
Zero Hedge
The QE End-Game Decision Tree: Not "If" But "When" Central Banks Lose ControlMake no mistake, the writing has been on the wall for quite some time and we ha
The QE End-Game Decision Tree: Not "If" But "When" Central Banks Lose Control
Zero Hedge / Posted 22 hours ago
Make no mistake, the writing has been on the wall for quite some time and we haven't been shy about pointing it out. Central banks are losing control. Trillions upon trillions in post-crisis asset purchases haven’t given the global economy the... Read more
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TheStreet.com
Bill Gross's Advice on 'Out of Whack' Economy: Get Cash"Major global policy shifts -- all in the same direction -- are required that e
Bill Gross's Advice on 'Out of Whack' Economy: Get Cash
TheStreet.com / Posted yesterday
"Major global policy shifts -- all in the same direction -- are required that emphasize government spending as opposed to austerity" and attempt to address the issue of "too little aggregate demand," Gross says, echoing the philosophies of... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Bill Gross: Fed may have waited too long to hike ratesBond guru Bill Gross, who has long called for the Federal Reserve to raise inte
Bill Gross: Fed may have waited too long to hike rates
The Globe and Mail / Posted yesterday
Bond guru Bill Gross, who has long called for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, said on Wednesday that U.S. central bankers may have missed their window of opportunity to hike rates earlier this year and doing so now could create... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Bill Gross: "Go To Cash"Autghorted by Bill Gross via Janus.com, Size does matter you know. There are b
Bill Gross: "Go To Cash"
Zero Hedge / Posted yesterday
Autghorted by Bill Gross via Janus.com, Size does matter you know. There are basketball players, NFL linemen, and the more popular but unmentionable allusion to the bedroom that makes my point, although the older one gets, the more irrelevant... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Bill Gross: Fed tightening cycle could create self-inflicted financial instabilityNEW YORK: Bond guru Bill Gross, who has long called for the Federal Reserve to
Bill Gross: Fed tightening cycle could create self-inflicted financial instability
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
NEW YORK: Bond guru Bill Gross, who has long called for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, said on Wednesday that U.S. central bankers may have missed their window of opportunity to hike rates earlier this year and normalizing them now... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
Bill Gross: Fed tightening cycle could create self-inflicted financial instabilityBill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Ma
Bill Gross: Fed tightening cycle could create self-inflicted financial instability
Reuters UK Edition / Posted yesterday
Bill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), speaks at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago, Illinois, in this June 19, 2014 file photo. NEW YORK Bond guru Bill Gross, who has... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Airbnb Wants To Tackle Income Inequality And Climate ChangeAirbnb may become the biggest platform for political organizing that Chris Leha
Airbnb Wants To Tackle Income Inequality And Climate Change
The Huffington Post / Posted yesterday
Airbnb may become the biggest platform for political organizing that Chris Lehane has ever gotten his hands on. The home-renting service last week hired the longtime Democratic strategist as its first-ever head of global policy. Lehane previously... Read more
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PhysOrg
Study provides scenarios for assessing long-term benefits of climate actionAn MIT study is enabling EPA researchers to quantify economic, health and envir
Study provides scenarios for assessing long-term benefits of climate action
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
An MIT study is enabling EPA researchers to quantify economic, health and environmental benefits that could result from climate action. Credit: Paul Cryan/U.S. Geological Survey Since the 1990s, scientists and policymakers have proposed limiting... Read more
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Reuters
Bill Gross: Fed tightening cycle could create self-inflicted financial instabilityBill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Ma
Bill Gross: Fed tightening cycle could create self-inflicted financial instability
Reuters / Posted yesterday
Bill Gross, co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), speaks at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago, Illinois, in this June 19, 2014 file photo. NEW YORK Bond guru Bill Gross, who has... Read more
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Daily Star
British troops 'should be stationed in Eastern Europe to ward off Putin threatsREHEARSAL: Victory Day military parade on Moscow's Red Square in May They say
British troops 'should be stationed in Eastern Europe to ward off Putin threats
Daily Star / Posted 2 days ago
REHEARSAL: Victory Day military parade on Moscow's Red Square in May They say the move would help end future "provocation and aggression" by the Russian president. It will also stop the country invading more territory in the region, according to a... Read more
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IMF
Poised for Take-off � Unleashing Indonesia's Economic PotentialPoised for Take-off—Unleashing Indonesia’s Economic PotentialChristine Lagarde,
Poised for Take-off � Unleashing Indonesia's Economic Potential
IMF / Posted 2 days ago
Poised for Take-off—Unleashing Indonesia’s Economic PotentialChristine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, September 1, 2015 As prepared for delivery Introduction Good afternoon—Selamat... Read more
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express
British troops 'should be stationed in Eastern Europe to combat Putin threat'The report claims Vladimir Putin poses a risk to Britain The move would help t
British troops 'should be stationed in Eastern Europe to combat Putin threat'
express / Posted 2 days ago
The report claims Vladimir Putin poses a risk to Britain The move would help to stop future "provocation and aggression" by the Russian president – and the country invading more territory in the region, according to a new report. The paper,... Read more
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Daily Mail
British troops 'needed in Eastern Europe' to see off Russian invasionPut British troops in Eastern Europe to see off invasion by Vladimir Putin's Ru
British troops 'needed in Eastern Europe' to see off Russian invasion
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
Put British troops in Eastern Europe to see off invasion by Vladimir Putin's Russia, says new report Report by Henry Jackson Society think tank calls for new military footprint Britain now faces 'serious state-based competitor' on European... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Support For Entrepreneurs May End Up On The UN's Next AgendaAs the world prepares to create 600 million new jobs by a deadline of 2020, Del
Support For Entrepreneurs May End Up On The UN's Next Agenda
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 6 days ago
As the world prepares to create 600 million new jobs by a deadline of 2020, Dell entrepreneur in residence Elizabeth Gore is trying to put entrepreneur support on the UN's official agenda for the next 15 years. She says almost all of those new jobs... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Airbnb names ex-aide to Bill Clinton as policy chiefAirBnB's hire is the latest move of a prominent political operative to join the
Airbnb names ex-aide to Bill Clinton as policy chief
Brisbane Times / Posted 6 days ago
AirBnB's hire is the latest move of a prominent political operative to join the ranks of technology companies, which have long sought deeper connections and inroads in Washington. Photo: Andrew Harrer For years, Chris Lehane has known how to wage... Read more
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WA Today
Airbnb names ex-aide to Bill Clinton as policy chiefAirBnB's hire is the latest move of a prominent political operative to join the
Airbnb names ex-aide to Bill Clinton as policy chief
WA Today / Posted 6 days ago
AirBnB's hire is the latest move of a prominent political operative to join the ranks of technology companies, which have long sought deeper connections and inroads in Washington. Photo: Andrew Harrer For years, Chris Lehane has known how to wage... Read more
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The Age
Airbnb names ex-aide to Bill Clinton as policy chiefAirBnB's hire is the latest move of a prominent political operative to join the
Airbnb names ex-aide to Bill Clinton as policy chief
The Age / Posted 6 days ago
AirBnB's hire is the latest move of a prominent political operative to join the ranks of technology companies, which have long sought deeper connections and inroads in Washington. Photo: Andrew Harrer For years, Chris Lehane has known how to wage... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Airbnb names ex-aide to Bill Clinton as policy chiefAirBnB's hire is the latest move of a prominent political operative to join the
Airbnb names ex-aide to Bill Clinton as policy chief
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 6 days ago
AirBnB's hire is the latest move of a prominent political operative to join the ranks of technology companies, which have long sought deeper connections and inroads in Washington. Photo: Andrew Harrer For years, Chris Lehane has known how to wage... Read more
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Canberra Times
Airbnb names ex-aide to Bill Clinton as policy chiefAirBnB's hire is the latest move of a prominent political operative to join the
Airbnb names ex-aide to Bill Clinton as policy chief
Canberra Times / Posted 6 days ago
AirBnB's hire is the latest move of a prominent political operative to join the ranks of technology companies, which have long sought deeper connections and inroads in Washington. Photo: Andrew Harrer For years, Chris Lehane has known how to wage... Read more
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Bizjournals
Former clinton advisor Chris Lehane joins AirbnbNoel Neuburger | Sacramento Business Journal Chris Lehane, a lawyer and politi
Former clinton advisor Chris Lehane joins Airbnb
Bizjournals / Posted 6 days ago
Noel Neuburger | Sacramento Business Journal Chris Lehane, a lawyer and political consultant who previously worked for Bill Clinton's 1992 Presidential campaign and as Vice President Al Gore's press secretary, has joined Airbnb as head of global... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
Another former White House aide hired by tech startupThe White House is proving to be a hot bed for tech startups. Chris Lehane, a
Another former White House aide hired by tech startup
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted 7 days ago
The White House is proving to be a hot bed for tech startups. Chris Lehane, a former Clinton administration official, joined Airbnb on Thursday as the company's head of global policy and public affairs. In a statement, a spokesperson for the online... Read more
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Pravda
US and world are ruled not by parties, but clansThe US presidential elections are funded by a small group of people. They are a
US and world are ruled not by parties, but clans
Pravda / Posted 7 days ago
The US presidential elections are funded by a small group of people. They are an invisible force, which controls not only the American, but also global policy. These people make up two clans, that have their proteges both among the Republicans and... Read more
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The Local
Ikea stops selling alcohol at Swedish restaurantsThe alcohol is gradually being phased out. Photo: Bjorn Lindgren/TT The Loca
Ikea stops selling alcohol at Swedish restaurants
The Local / Posted 7 days ago
The alcohol is gradually being phased out. Photo: Bjorn Lindgren/TT The Local · 27 Aug 2015, 10:32 Published: 27 Aug 2015 10:32 GMT+02:00 Global flat-pack furniture giant Ikea is in the midst of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Diplomats, Media Must Work TogetherThe ongoing debate on the sugar importation arrangement with Uganda and other m
Diplomats, Media Must Work Together
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
The ongoing debate on the sugar importation arrangement with Uganda and other matters relating to Kenya's position on the global scene is not fair to the media. Our handling of global issues is sometimes very casual and exposes the country to... Read more
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TheStreet.com
Google vs. Amazon -- Who Will Win the Drone Delivery Wars?Both Google and Amazon want to use drones to deliver goods more efficiently, bu
Google vs. Amazon -- Who Will Win the Drone Delivery Wars?
TheStreet.com / Posted 12 days ago
Both Google and Amazon want to use drones to deliver goods more efficiently, but both are up against strict regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration, which has been making it somewhat difficult for drone delivery to become a reality in... Read more
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TheStreet.com
Google vs. Amazon -- Who Will Win the Drone Delivery Wars?Both Google and Amazon want to use drones to deliver goods more efficiently, bu
Google vs. Amazon -- Who Will Win the Drone Delivery Wars?
TheStreet.com / Posted 13 days ago
Both Google and Amazon want to use drones to deliver goods more efficiently, but both are up against strict regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has been making it somewhat difficult for drone delivery to become a reality... Read more
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Washington Post
Shanghai got the headlines, but this diving market was China’s ground zeroA golden bull sculpture stands in front of a screen showing share prices at the
Shanghai got the headlines, but this diving market was China’s ground zero
Washington Post / Posted 13 days ago
A golden bull sculpture stands in front of a screen showing share prices at the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2011. (Wu huijun/Wu huijun - Imaginechina) SHENZHEN, China — Not one, or two, but three bulls stand sentinel outside the Shenzhen Stock... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UN Targets Trillions of Dollars to Implement Sustainable Development AgendaAfter more than two years of intense negotiations, the U.N.'s 193 member states
UN Targets Trillions of Dollars to Implement Sustainable Development Agenda
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
After more than two years of intense negotiations, the U.N.'s 193 member states have unanimously agreed on a new Sustainable Development Agenda (SDA) with 17 goals -- including the elimination of extreme poverty and hunger -- to be reached by... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown street singer vows suit over arrest caught on videoAn Allentown man wrestled to the ground by a police officer outside the new dow
Allentown street singer vows suit over arrest caught on video
The Morning Call / Posted 18 days ago
An Allentown man wrestled to the ground by a police officer outside the new downtown Shula's restaurant — an incident caught on video and being shared widely online — said he plans to sue the department. Jim Ochse, a 61-year-old self-employed... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Time is of the essence – Tunku Abidin Muhriz Published: 15 August 2015 8:33 AM It is the season of student events – many
Time is of the essence – Tunku Abidin Muhriz
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 19 days ago
Published: 15 August 2015 8:33 AM It is the season of student events – many young Malaysians studying overseas are back on holiday and are collaborating with each other, local universities, NGOs and the... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
USM foundation exceeds goal for Dale Center campaignThis is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi Launched Fe
USM foundation exceeds goal for Dale Center campaign
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 20 days ago
This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi Launched Feb. 6, 2014, the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society Campaign has exceeded its $2 million goal. The fundraising initiative built upon early successes of the program... Read more
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Beaumont Enterprise
Unique business cultures that are doing it rightEtsy is headquartered in Brooklyn and is home to a meditation room, a "greenhou
Unique business cultures that are doing it right
Beaumont Enterprise / Posted 20 days ago
Etsy is headquartered in Brooklyn and is home to a meditation room, a "greenhouse" workspace with plants, and furniture built in their own woodshop. The company maintains gender-balanced teams and focuses on lessening management hierarchy. Pictured:... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
USM foundation exceeds goal for Dale Center campaignThis is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi Launched Fe
USM foundation exceeds goal for Dale Center campaign
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 20 days ago
This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi Launched Feb. 6, 2014, the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society Campaign has exceeded its $2 million goal. The fundraising initiative built upon early successes of the program... Read more
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Daily FX
Equity Volatility Settles With China Fears, Euro Takes Center Stage• Volatility surrounding the PBoC's change in policy approach seems to be settl
Equity Volatility Settles With China Fears, Euro Takes Center Stage
Daily FX / Posted 20 days ago
• Volatility surrounding the PBoC's change in policy approach seems to be settling as traders acclimate Sign up for a free trial of DailyFX-Plus to have access to Trading Q&A's, educational webinars, updated speculative positioning measures, trading... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
China to closely watch Japanese PM Abe's upcoming speechBEIJING: China will be closely watching Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's sp
China to closely watch Japanese PM Abe's upcoming speech
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 days ago
BEIJING: China will be closely watching Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's speech on Friday (Aug 14) to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Observers say that if he sticks to Tokyo's past expressions of remorse and shows... Read more
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Calcutta News
Avoid putting phone number on Facebook Beware! If you put your phone number on your Facebook profile, anybody can th
Avoid putting phone number on Facebook
Calcutta News / Posted 23 days ago
Beware! If you put your phone number on your Facebook profile, anybody can then find your details and location by just typing the number in Facebook search bar despite your privacy settings -- and your details... Read more
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SiliconIndia
Avoid Putting Phone Number On FacebookLONDON: Beware! If you put your phone number on your Facebook profile, anybody
Avoid Putting Phone Number On Facebook
SiliconIndia / Posted 23 days ago
LONDON: Beware! If you put your phone number on your Facebook profile, anybody can then find your details and location by just typing the number in Facebook search bar despite your privacy settings -- and your details could be misused by cyber... Read more
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The Hindu
Avoid putting phone number on FacebookAnybody can then find your details and location by just typing the number in th
Avoid putting phone number on Facebook
The Hindu / Posted 23 days ago
Anybody can then find your details and location by just typing the number in the FB search bar Beware! If you put your phone number on your Facebook profile, anybody can then find your details and location by just typing the number in Facebook... Read more
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New Kerala
Avoid putting phone number on Facebook Beware! If you put your phone number on your Facebook profile, anybody can th
Avoid putting phone number on Facebook
New Kerala / Posted 23 days ago
Beware! If you put your phone number on your Facebook profile, anybody can then find your details and location by just typing the number in Facebook search bar despite your privacy settings -- and your details... Read more
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Aljazeera
Doubts about effectiveness of anti-ISIL air raidsA year on from the start of the US-led coalition's air campaign against the Isl
Doubts about effectiveness of anti-ISIL air raids
Aljazeera / Posted 25 days ago
A year on from the start of the US-led coalition's air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, many on the ground have told Al Jazeera that bombardment is not working. Nineteen new air strikes were reported on... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Empowering youth with integrity My uncle used to give lengthy lectures to my sisters and me aschildren, mostl
Empowering youth with integrity
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 28 days ago
My uncle used to give lengthy lectures to my sisters and me aschildren, mostly centralizing on moral philosophy, but more prominently, I recall his algebraic formula “2R+I” which he wilfullyingrained into our minds.... Read more
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Daily Mail
Chelsea Clinton's still treated like a first daughterThe perks of being Chelsea: How the Clintons 'helped buy daughter's $9million a
Chelsea Clinton's still treated like a first daughter
Daily Mail / Posted 29 days ago
The perks of being Chelsea: How the Clintons 'helped buy daughter's $9million apartment and let her husband network at foundation events' as it's revealed she 'brought her own team of three with her to stint at NBC' New profile in Vanity Fair has... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Pell grants to bring college back to prison: US is 'a nation of second chances'A couple of months after Sam Hamilton was released from Fishkill correctional f
Pell grants to bring college back to prison: US is 'a nation of second chances'
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 1 months ago
A couple of months after Sam Hamilton was released from Fishkill correctional facility, a medium security prison in upstate New York where he spent 32 years on charges of felony and murder, he returned to the prison – this time as a... Read more
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Washington Post
Etsy is growing up. Here’s why it needs Congress’s help.Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) gives a high five to Etsy Global Policy Director Althe
Etsy is growing up. Here’s why it needs Congress’s help.
Washington Post / Posted 1 months ago
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) gives a high five to Etsy Global Policy Director Althea Erickson after a meeting along with vendors about the unique business model and subsequent problems it faces. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) Eight noisy, animated... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
ECA Director Awarded Honorary DoctorateThe Director of the Social Development Policy Division of the Economic Commissi
ECA Director Awarded Honorary Doctorate
AllAfrica.com / Posted 1 months ago
The Director of the Social Development Policy Division of the Economic Commission for Africa , Takyiwaa Manuh has been awarded an honorary doctorate by her alma mater, the University of Sussex , England. As a former student of the university, Ms.... Read more

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