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The Hindu
New engagement with an old neighbourMyanmar’s transition to a civilian government has given India more strategic sp
New engagement with an old neighbour
The Hindu / Posted an hour ago
Myanmar’s transition to a civilian government has given India more strategic space to manoeuvre. But as in the past, the future of bilateral ties will not be determined by just democracy Days after Aung San Suu Kyi made a high-profile visit to China... Read more
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Market Watch
Why Portugal could be Europe’s next economic disasterfor the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing program. Those jitters have
Why Portugal could be Europe’s next economic disaster
Market Watch / Posted 6 hours ago
for the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing program. Those jitters have pushed up the yields on Portuguese government paper, with the yield on 10-year debt TMBMKPT-10Y, -1.38% jumping above 3% this week. That’s up from around 2.3%... Read more
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Newsmax
Get Ready for Hillary's Obamacare Crackdownalready sick. A vicious circle. In theory, the Obamacare “individual mandate”
Get Ready for Hillary's Obamacare Crackdown
Newsmax / Posted 10 hours ago
already sick. A vicious circle. In theory, the Obamacare “individual mandate” was going to prevent this scenario. A gentle nudge from the IRS would convince healthy people to enroll. It has not. Worse, the plans are now so expensive that much of... Read more
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Colorado Springs Independent
New operator of local for-profit college tries — and fails — to rebrandgenerous. Discovery in those proceedings has turned up the "Trump University P
New operator of local for-profit college tries — and fails — to rebrand
Colorado Springs Independent / Posted 14 hours ago
generous. Discovery in those proceedings has turned up the "Trump University Playbook," chock full of tips and tricks to nudge vulnerable customers into buying successively pricier classes, seminars, mentorship programs and books. It includes... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Stocks Creep Higher As Dollar Resumes Falling, Oil Slides For Second Dayinstead. 10-year U.S. Treasury yields ticked up to 1.55 percent after falling
Stocks Creep Higher As Dollar Resumes Falling, Oil Slides For Second Day
Zero Hedge / Posted yesterday
instead. 10-year U.S. Treasury yields ticked up to 1.55 percent after falling 4 basis points overnight. German Bund yields nudged up as well along with the rest of the euro zone and UK Gilts. Fed fund futures imply around a 24 percent chance of an... Read more
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New Kerala
What Urjit Patel's appointment could mean for RBI rate cuts - newkerala.com #107978has cut lending rates by 150 basis points (bps) but banks have only cut their i
What Urjit Patel's appointment could mean for RBI rate cuts - newkerala.com #107978
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
has cut lending rates by 150 basis points (bps) but banks have only cut their interest rates by about half of that. To nudge banks to transfer the benefit of rate cuts, Rajan even announced a shift to the marginal cost of lending (MCLR)... Read more
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The Hindu
‘Real estate sector must invest more in skilling’used for skilling purposes, the Labour Secretary Shankar Aggarwal said. “The r
‘Real estate sector must invest more in skilling’
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
used for skilling purposes, the Labour Secretary Shankar Aggarwal said. “The real estate and construction industry should nudge the states concerned, where their projects are operational, and make use of construction cess for the skilling of the... Read more
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Newsmax
4 Technologies That Will Speed Up De-Globalizationwind, and other non-fossil-fuel sources have become political footballs. They a
4 Technologies That Will Speed Up De-Globalization
Newsmax / Posted 5 days ago
wind, and other non-fossil-fuel sources have become political footballs. They appear in debates about climate change, government subsidies, environmental regulation, and other subjects that have become politically relevant. That’s unfortunate,... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
It’s all good ‘monout that having millions of people walk around with their camera app and GPS op
It’s all good ‘mon
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 5 days ago
out that having millions of people walk around with their camera app and GPS open makes it awfully convenient for the government to keep tabs on us, to which I respond with a shrugging/confused emoji face. I doubt the National Security Agency... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
River repairs start after winter floodsflood recovery efforts The damage bill for Tasmania's June floods has climbed
River repairs start after winter floods
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 6 days ago
flood recovery efforts The damage bill for Tasmania's June floods has climbed to an estimated $180 million. The Tasmanian Government has commissioned a study into what needs to be done to rehabilitate rivers that flooded. The Government has... Read more
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The Sudbury Star
Sudbury PoV: What N. Ontario needs from Ottawaand his ministers take some time to consider what Northern Ontario and Greater
Sudbury PoV: What N. Ontario needs from Ottawa
The Sudbury Star / Posted 7 days ago
and his ministers take some time to consider what Northern Ontario and Greater Sudbury could use from the federal Liberal government. If the ministers spend any time on Sudbury's roads, they will learn quickly they are a mess. The City of Greater... Read more
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Fortune
Why Canadian Stocks Could SoarThank the commodity rally, a weak Canadian dollar (popularly termed the “loonie
Why Canadian Stocks Could Soar
Fortune / Posted 7 days ago
Thank the commodity rally, a weak Canadian dollar (popularly termed the “loonie”) that boosts exports, and a new, stable government under Justin Trudeau that has contrasted favorably to the wild political situations south of the border and across... Read more
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Zero Hedge
European Stocks Drop, Futures Flat As Rising Dollar Pressures Oil, EMs: All Eyes On The Fed Minutesapproved the launch of a long-awaited scheme to allow stock trading between She
European Stocks Drop, Futures Flat As Rising Dollar Pressures Oil, EMs: All Eyes On The Fed Minutes
Zero Hedge / Posted 7 days ago
approved the launch of a long-awaited scheme to allow stock trading between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. European yields nudged 2-4 basis point lower with Spanish bonds boosted ahead of a meeting later that could pave the way for a new government... Read more
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The Atlantic
It's Impossible to Stop Every Terrorist Attacknearly the same homeland-security outcomes as if no reports had been written at
It's Impossible to Stop Every Terrorist Attack
The Atlantic / Posted 9 days ago
nearly the same homeland-security outcomes as if no reports had been written at all—only at a much, much higher price. Government action driven by a desire to “do something, anything, about the threat,” as Steven Brill writes in his September... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Get Sorted: Wonderfully flawedto study just how irrational we are. I'm sure some of these come into play in
Get Sorted: Wonderfully flawed
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 9 days ago
to study just how irrational we are. I'm sure some of these come into play in KiwiSaver when it comes to getting the full government whack every year. The government puts in money if we do, but for some reason tens of thousands of us don't put in... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Businesses advised to do more to help mothers breastfeed their babies at workHer comments came after government studies suggested one in nine mothers – the
Businesses advised to do more to help mothers breastfeed their babies at work
Daily Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
Her comments came after government studies suggested one in nine mothers – the equivalent of about 54,000 women a year – are sacked or forced to quit their jobs because they are treated so badly at work. Similar numbers said they were discouraged... Read more
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DW
Under Castro, Cubans live in parallel worlds |Cuba are motivated by their own economic and strategic interests. They are turn
Under Castro, Cubans live in parallel worlds |
DW / Posted 12 days ago
Cuba are motivated by their own economic and strategic interests. They are turning themselves into the accomplices of a government that has condemned Cubans to parallel worlds. Born in Guantanamo in 1967, Amir Valle is a Cuban author,... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Doctors are “pushing vaccines”? Gee, you say that as though that were a bad thing!vaccination history, is now or will be readily available to all health care pro
Doctors are “pushing vaccines”? Gee, you say that as though that were a bad thing!
ScienceBlogs / Posted 12 days ago
vaccination history, is now or will be readily available to all health care providers, hospitals, federal and state government agencies, schools, etc. This has serious implications for medical privacy, exercise of medical informed consent... Read more
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The Economic Times
Rate cut likely in next Q1 and that too with riders: K Harihar, FirstRand Bankdepend on what is the view that the new governor takes. Is he going to be more
Rate cut likely in next Q1 and that too with riders: K Harihar, FirstRand Bank
The Economic Times / Posted 12 days ago
depend on what is the view that the new governor takes. Is he going to be more relaxed about it because mind you while the government has agreed to that inflation target of 4 plus minus 2%, there is complete silence on whether it also goes along... Read more
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Altoona Mirror
Tickerat record highs; oil up Strong gains by energy companies and retailers helped
Ticker
Altoona Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
at record highs; oil up Strong gains by energy companies and retailers helped nudge each of the major U.S. stocks indexes to a record-high close Thursday, erasing mild losses from the day before. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Nasdaq composite... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
10 Things to Know for FridayDISTRICTS The ruling declares that 19 House and nine Senate districts are ille
10 Things to Know for Friday
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 12 days ago
DISTRICTS The ruling declares that 19 House and nine Senate districts are illegal racial gerrymanders. 6. HOW EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT IS REINING IN CLERICS Imams at state-run mosques are now required to read pre-written sermons distributed by the... Read more
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KX TV North Dakota
10 Things to Know for FridayDISTRICTS The ruling declares that 19 House and nine Senate districts are ille
10 Things to Know for Friday
KX TV North Dakota / Posted 12 days ago
DISTRICTS The ruling declares that 19 House and nine Senate districts are illegal racial gerrymanders. 6. HOW EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT IS REINING IN CLERICS Imams at state-run mosques are now required to read pre-written sermons distributed by the... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
10 Things to Know for FridayDISTRICTS The ruling declares that 19 House and nine Senate districts are ille
10 Things to Know for Friday
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 12 days ago
DISTRICTS The ruling declares that 19 House and nine Senate districts are illegal racial gerrymanders. 6. HOW EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT IS REINING IN CLERICS Imams at state-run mosques are now required to read pre-written sermons distributed by the... Read more
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KXXV Waco
10 Things to Know for FridayDISTRICTS The ruling declares that 19 House and nine Senate districts are ille
10 Things to Know for Friday
KXXV Waco / Posted 12 days ago
DISTRICTS The ruling declares that 19 House and nine Senate districts are illegal racial gerrymanders. 6. HOW EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT IS REINING IN CLERICS Imams at state-run mosques are now required to read pre-written sermons distributed by the... Read more
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Salon.com
Business Highlightsclosed this spring. US stock indexes close at record highs; oil up Strong gai
Business Highlights
Salon.com / Posted 12 days ago
closed this spring. US stock indexes close at record highs; oil up Strong gains by energy companies and retailers helped nudge each of the major U.S. stocks indexes to a record high close Thursday, erasing mild losses from the day before. The... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
After PIL and SC nudge, govt revives state-run labs producing vaccinesIt took a public interest petition and the Supreme Court’s nudge for the Centre
After PIL and SC nudge, govt revives state-run labs producing vaccines
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 13 days ago
It took a public interest petition and the Supreme Court’s nudge for the Centre to revive and upgrade its three-century-old state-run laboratories producing vaccines used for the government’s universal immunization programme. The government had shut... Read more
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TheBull
Dollar weakens as jobs report bump dissipateswas unchanged against the yen at 113.25. The dollar gained a rush of strength
Dollar weakens as jobs report bump dissipates
TheBull / Posted 13 days ago
was unchanged against the yen at 113.25. The dollar gained a rush of strength on exchange markets following Friday's US government jobs report, which blew past expectations at 255,000 positions created in July. But the US Labor Department... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Dollar weakens as jobs report dissipateswas unchanged against the yen at 113.25. The dollar gained a rush of strength
Dollar weakens as jobs report dissipates
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 13 days ago
was unchanged against the yen at 113.25. The dollar gained a rush of strength on exchange markets following Friday's US government jobs report, which blew past expectations at 255,000 positions created in July. But the US Labour Department... Read more
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International Business Times
Who is Stephen Schwartz, the first US ambassador to Somalia in 25 years? in 1994. The US has since provided Somalia with hundreds of millions of dollars
Who is Stephen Schwartz, the first US ambassador to Somalia in 25 years?
International Business Times / Posted 14 days ago
in 1994. The US has since provided Somalia with hundreds of millions of dollars in military support and is attempting to nudge the nation into a more representative government in a bid for more stability. Meanwhile, Schwartz's first Foreign... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
Editorial, Bay Area News Group, Aug. 10, 2016: Answers needed about the U.S. policy in Libyathe first of the month, U.S. Africa Command has launched airstrikes in Libya at
Editorial, Bay Area News Group, Aug. 10, 2016: Answers needed about the U.S. policy in Libya
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 14 days ago
the first of the month, U.S. Africa Command has launched airstrikes in Libya at the request of Libya’s U.N.-backed government. Sensing momentum, Italy — the NATO ally closest geographically to ISIS-held territory in Libya — is considering... Read more
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Santa Cruz Sentinel
Editorial, Bay Area News Group, Aug. 10, 2016: Answers needed about the U.S. policy in Libyathe first of the month, U.S. Africa Command has launched airstrikes in Libya at
Editorial, Bay Area News Group, Aug. 10, 2016: Answers needed about the U.S. policy in Libya
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
the first of the month, U.S. Africa Command has launched airstrikes in Libya at the request of Libya’s U.N.-backed government. Sensing momentum, Italy — the NATO ally closest geographically to ISIS-held territory in Libya — is considering... Read more
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The Economic Times
Biggest spectrum sale coming soon, rational bidding expected from Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea CellularAirtel and Idea to spend a modest $700 million and $500 million, respectively,
Biggest spectrum sale coming soon, rational bidding expected from Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular
The Economic Times / Posted 15 days ago
Airtel and Idea to spend a modest $700 million and $500 million, respectively, to purely fill 3G/4G gaps, and expects the government to raise a modest $3.5 billion from the auction. Goldman Sachs does not expect aggressive bidding either but... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
Latest breaking news, traffic and travel from across Surreysaucy puddings - but will we find a champion like Nadiya Hussain this year? An
Latest breaking news, traffic and travel from across Surrey
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 15 days ago
saucy puddings - but will we find a champion like Nadiya Hussain this year? An east Surrey commuters group has said the government must intervene to improve Southern Rail services along the Redhill route. Reigate, Redhill and District Rail... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
New U.S. airstrikes in Libya raise new questionsthe United States is back in Libya. Africa Command has launched airstrikes at t
New U.S. airstrikes in Libya raise new questions
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 15 days ago
the United States is back in Libya. Africa Command has launched airstrikes at the request of Libya’s United Nations-backed government. A very small team of special operations forces had begun working out of the Misurata and Benghazi areas at the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Wasted Votes Won Mahama 2012 Pollshas visited untold hardships on Ghanaians. Dr. Nduom is campaigning to win thi
Wasted Votes Won Mahama 2012 Polls
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
has visited untold hardships on Ghanaians. Dr. Nduom is campaigning to win this year's presidential election. He has to nudge off competition from the governing National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party, who have dominated the... Read more
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express
Britons under-estimate how much they eat 'by 50 PER CENT'of calories it reported, people would be losing weight instead of gaining it, s
Britons under-estimate how much they eat 'by 50 PER CENT'
express / Posted 16 days ago
of calories it reported, people would be losing weight instead of gaining it, say researchers from the part-privatised government agency the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT).Related articles Doctors should prescribe 'lifestyle change' not... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
Wasted votes won Mahama 2012 polls - Nduomhas visited untold hardships on Ghanaians. Dr. Nduom is campaigning to win thi
Wasted votes won Mahama 2012 polls - Nduom
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 16 days ago
has visited untold hardships on Ghanaians. Dr. Nduom is campaigning to win this year’s presidential election. He has to nudge off competition from the governing National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party, who have dominated the... Read more
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Daily Mail
People underestimate how much they eat by up to 50%declined over recent decades, despite rising levels of obesity. The BIT is now
People underestimate how much they eat by up to 50%
Daily Mail / Posted 16 days ago
declined over recent decades, despite rising levels of obesity. The BIT is now an independent company but began life as a government agency known as the 'nudge unit' as it was formed to encourage people to make healthy life choices. Its report... Read more
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Orange County Register
United States is back to Libyathem – only since the first of the month has Africa Command launched airstrikes
United States is back to Libya
Orange County Register / Posted 17 days ago
them – only since the first of the month has Africa Command launched airstrikes at the request of Libya’s U.N.-backed government. Sensing momentum, Italy – the NATO ally that affords our closest geographical reach to ISIS-held territory in... Read more
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Scotsman
Allan Massie: Beware the Pandora’s Box of TV refsmay have crossed the goal-line. They should be cautious. As Ernest Bevin, the g
Allan Massie: Beware the Pandora’s Box of TV refs
Scotsman / Posted 18 days ago
may have crossed the goal-line. They should be cautious. As Ernest Bevin, the great Foreign Secretary in the 1945 Labour Government, said in another context, “once you open that Pandora’s Box, who knows what wild horses won’t jump out?” Introduce... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
In Vancouver’s East Asian communities, a lucky number will cost youin telephone numbers and addresses with numbers considered auspicious can be br
In Vancouver’s East Asian communities, a lucky number will cost you
The Globe and Mail / Posted 18 days ago
in telephone numbers and addresses with numbers considered auspicious can be brisk. The right address has been shown to nudge up the value of homes already hotly in demand in the city’s overheated market. The wrong address can do the... Read more
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The Economic Times
'Undiplomatic' treatment by Pakistan made Rajnath Singh leave Pakistan earlier than scheduleda Saarc meeting, earlier than scheduled because the host country's establishmen
'Undiplomatic' treatment by Pakistan made Rajnath Singh leave Pakistan earlier than scheduled
The Economic Times / Posted 19 days ago
a Saarc meeting, earlier than scheduled because the host country's establishment was being 'hostile' and because the Indian government wasn't going to accept 'undiplomatic' treatment, senior officials familiar with the matter told ET. These... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
New Lift for Airlines in Nigeriatime and achieving more results within the shortest possible time. In our count
New Lift for Airlines in Nigeria
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
time and achieving more results within the shortest possible time. In our country, big time business people as well as government officials will continue to rely on air travel to meet up with their travel needs to remain on top of their... Read more
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Money Marketing Online
Standard Life's Jamie Jenkins on nudge theory for the over 55sWe’re big fans of that but ultimately it’s about engagement. Not everyone agree
Standard Life's Jamie Jenkins on nudge theory for the over 55s
Money Marketing Online / Posted 19 days ago
We’re big fans of that but ultimately it’s about engagement. Not everyone agrees with me, though. Some say we need to nudge people or use compulsion.” He believes the next big challenge is to engage people between the nudge they get from... Read more
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Market Watch
Asian markets rev up after BOE’s aggressive movesin its 322-year history. It expects to cut the rate further in the months ahead
Asian markets rev up after BOE’s aggressive moves
Market Watch / Posted 19 days ago
in its 322-year history. It expects to cut the rate further in the months ahead. The central bank also revived a U.K. government bond-buying program, also known as quantitative easing, that has been on pause since 2012, and said it would begin... Read more
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Market Watch
July jobs report: Will is be dazzling, ugly or more in line?The number of new jobs the economy is creating has alternated between Jekyll an
July jobs report: Will is be dazzling, ugly or more in line?
Market Watch / Posted 20 days ago
The number of new jobs the economy is creating has alternated between Jekyll and Hyde in the government’s last two employment reports. Dazzling in June and ugly in May. Wall Street is figuring on a less dramatic number in July. Economists surveyed... Read more
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Market Watch
jobless claims rise 3,000 to 269,000jobless claims decreased to 2.138 million in the week ended July 23 from 2.144
jobless claims rise 3,000 to 269,000
Market Watch / Posted 20 days ago
jobless claims decreased to 2.138 million in the week ended July 23 from 2.144 million in the prior week, the government said. These claims, reported with a one-week delay, reflect people already receiving unemployment checks. Current... Read more
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NZCity
Kiwi falls on stronger US job datajobs last month, according to the ADP Research Institute, exceeding the 170,000
Kiwi falls on stronger US job data
NZCity / Posted 20 days ago
jobs last month, according to the ADP Research Institute, exceeding the 170,000 forecast and suggesting the official government figures due on Friday will show America's labour market is still growing at a healthy clip, one of the... Read more
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Herald Sun
Kiwi falls on stronger US job datajobs last month, according to the ADP Research Institute, exceeding the 170,000
Kiwi falls on stronger US job data
Herald Sun / Posted 21 days ago
jobs last month, according to the ADP Research Institute, exceeding the 170,000 forecast and suggesting the official government figures due on Friday will show America's labour market is still growing at a healthy clip, one of the... Read more
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Weekly Times
Kiwi falls on stronger US job datajobs last month, according to the ADP Research Institute, exceeding the 170,000
Kiwi falls on stronger US job data
Weekly Times / Posted 21 days ago
jobs last month, according to the ADP Research Institute, exceeding the 170,000 forecast and suggesting the official government figures due on Friday will show America's labour market is still growing at a healthy clip, one of the... Read more
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