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Zero Hedge
Despite Chinese Intervention Stocks Fail To Close Green Ahead Of National Holiday, US Futures Reboundthe strength in Japanese equities, while losses were stemmed as the BoJ entered
Despite Chinese Intervention Stocks Fail To Close Green Ahead Of National Holiday, US Futures Rebound
Zero Hedge / Posted 15 hours ago
the strength in Japanese equities, while losses were stemmed as the BoJ entered the market to purchase JPY 1.2trl of government. Over to Europe, where cautious sentiment dominated the price action, with stocks in Europe again trading on the... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
E-cigs can help cut smoking MSPs toldmore evidence comes to the fore that e-cigarettes are less harmful it might be
E-cigs can help cut smoking MSPs told
EveningTimes Online / Posted 19 hours ago
more evidence comes to the fore that e-cigarettes are less harmful it might be courageous stance for the Scottish government to create a marker to set the age at 16. Some children will experiment and it may want to nudge them to... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Qlders still undecided on governmentDAN PELED Seven months on and Queensland electors still can't make up their mi
Qlders still undecided on government
Brisbane Times / Posted 20 hours ago
DAN PELED Seven months on and Queensland electors still can't make up their mind over which party would make a better government. The ALP did see a 1 per cent nudge in two party preferred support since the July poll, hitting 52 per cent, at... Read more
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Orange County Register
With the stock market moving us up and down like crazy, we explain why the bad old days aren't necessarily coming backRecession was a deadly blow to an already staggering real estate business. Sil
With the stock market moving us up and down like crazy, we explain why the bad old days aren't necessarily coming back
Orange County Register / Posted 20 hours ago
Recession was a deadly blow to an already staggering real estate business. Silver lining? Perhaps stock instability will nudge more wealthy Chinese to invest more in California, where they’re already the largest foreign buyers of local real... Read more
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News.com.au
Tobacco tax ignites debate among Gold Coast smokers Should the government butt out? Photo: Scott FletcherSource: News Corp Austra
Tobacco tax ignites debate among Gold Coast smokers
News.com.au / Posted yesterday
Should the government butt out? Photo: Scott FletcherSource: News Corp Australia FRED Baxter inhaled sharply, the Southport man taking out the stress of the tobacco tax rise on his freshly rolled... Read more
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Contractor UK
Why contractors favour a five-year mortgage fixwas announced in the March 2015 Budget to a resounding cheer from first-time bu
Why contractors favour a five-year mortgage fix
Contractor UK / Posted yesterday
was announced in the March 2015 Budget to a resounding cheer from first-time buyers across the country. That’s because the government is going to top up any savings held in your Help to Buy ISA by 25%. So for every £200 you save, the government... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Fed Vice Chair in Spotlight as Markets Seek Rate Hike CluesFed's key rate has been at a range of zero to a quarter-point since late Decemb
Fed Vice Chair in Spotlight as Markets Seek Rate Hike Clues
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Fed's key rate has been at a range of zero to a quarter-point since late December 2008. Fischer said the first move would nudge that up by a quarter-point to a range of 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent and then pausing to monitor the impact. He said... Read more
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The Columbian
Fed less certain about hiking interest ratesFed’s key rate has been at a range of zero to a quarter-point since late Decemb
Fed less certain about hiking interest rates
The Columbian / Posted 3 days ago
Fed’s key rate has been at a range of zero to a quarter-point since late December 2008. Fischer said the first move would nudge that up by a quarter-point to a range of 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent and then pausing to monitor the impact. He said... Read more
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Washington Post
Here’s how D.C. business thinks region should react to painful sequestrationwhen Maryland businessman Larry Letow relied almost entirely on federal contrac
Here’s how D.C. business thinks region should react to painful sequestration
Washington Post / Posted 4 days ago
when Maryland businessman Larry Letow relied almost entirely on federal contracts for his computer data security company, government work was so plentiful that he viewed it as “sort of an aphrodisiac.” The romance is over. Congress’s budget cuts... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
Rate hike in doubt after market frenzyFed's key rate has been at a range of zero to a quarter-point since late Decemb
Rate hike in doubt after market frenzy
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
Fed's key rate has been at a range of zero to a quarter-point since late December 2008. Fischer said the first move would nudge that up by a quarter-point to a range of 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent and then pausing to monitor the impact. He said... Read more
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TribLIVE
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Fischer in spotlight as meeting nearsFed's key rate has been at a range of zero to a quarter-point since late Decemb
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Fischer in spotlight as meeting nears
TribLIVE / Posted 4 days ago
Fed's key rate has been at a range of zero to a quarter-point since late December 2008. Fischer said the first move would nudge that up by a quarter-point to a range of 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent and then pausing to monitor the impact. He said... Read more
137 related stories
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Sydney Morning Herald
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod peopleDavid Halpern in his office at the Behavioural Insights Team office in Greycoat
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod people
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 4 days ago
David Halpern in his office at the Behavioural Insights Team office in Greycoat Street, London Photo: Louis Porter Your government is experimenting on you. In ways you don't detect it is subtly influencing your decisions, pushing you towards what... Read more
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WA Today
Team USA picks up the pace as global economic rivals stumbleand other physical structures. Other tailwinds included a better trade picture
Team USA picks up the pace as global economic rivals stumble
WA Today / Posted 5 days ago
and other physical structures. Other tailwinds included a better trade picture, as net exports improved, and increased government spending, especially at the state and local levels. Companies also added to their stockpiles of goods, which... Read more
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Canberra Times
Team USA picks up the pace as global economic rivals stumbleand other physical structures. Other tailwinds included a better trade picture
Team USA picks up the pace as global economic rivals stumble
Canberra Times / Posted 5 days ago
and other physical structures. Other tailwinds included a better trade picture, as net exports improved, and increased government spending, especially at the state and local levels. Companies also added to their stockpiles of goods, which... Read more
17 related stories
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The Columbian
Fed less certain about hiking interest ratesFed's key rate has been at a range of zero to a quarter-point since late Decemb
Fed less certain about hiking interest rates
The Columbian / Posted 5 days ago
Fed's key rate has been at a range of zero to a quarter-point since late December 2008. Fischer said the first move would nudge that up by a quarter-point to a range of 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent and then pausing to monitor the impact. He said... Read more
137 related stories
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Brisbane Times
Team USA picks up the pace as global economic rivals stumbleand other physical structures. Other tailwinds included a better trade picture
Team USA picks up the pace as global economic rivals stumble
Brisbane Times / Posted 5 days ago
and other physical structures. Other tailwinds included a better trade picture, as net exports improved, and increased government spending, especially at the state and local levels. Companies also added to their stockpiles of goods, which... Read more
17 related stories
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The Age
Team USA picks up the pace as global economic rivals stumbleand other physical structures. Other tailwinds included a better trade picture
Team USA picks up the pace as global economic rivals stumble
The Age / Posted 5 days ago
and other physical structures. Other tailwinds included a better trade picture, as net exports improved, and increased government spending, especially at the state and local levels. Companies also added to their stockpiles of goods, which... Read more
17 related stories
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Sydney Morning Herald
Team USA picks up the pace as global economic rivals stumbleand other physical structures. Other tailwinds included a better trade picture
Team USA picks up the pace as global economic rivals stumble
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 5 days ago
and other physical structures. Other tailwinds included a better trade picture, as net exports improved, and increased government spending, especially at the state and local levels. Companies also added to their stockpiles of goods, which... Read more
17 related stories
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The Charleston State Journal
Fed vice chair in spotlight as markets seek rate hike cluesFed's key rate has been at a range of zero to a quarter-point since late Decemb
Fed vice chair in spotlight as markets seek rate hike clues
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 5 days ago
Fed's key rate has been at a range of zero to a quarter-point since late December 2008. Fischer said the first move would nudge that up by a quarter-point to a range of 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent and then pausing to monitor the impact. He said... Read more
137 related stories
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Fed vice chair in spotlight as markets seek rate hike cluesFed's key rate has been at a range of zero to a quarter-point since late Decemb
Fed vice chair in spotlight as markets seek rate hike clues
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 5 days ago
Fed's key rate has been at a range of zero to a quarter-point since late December 2008. Fischer said the first move would nudge that up by a quarter-point to a range of 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent and then pausing to monitor the impact. He said... Read more
137 related stories
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WA Today
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod peopleDavid Halpern in his office at the Behavioural Insights Team office in Greycoat
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod people
WA Today / Posted 5 days ago
David Halpern in his office at the Behavioural Insights Team office in Greycoat Street, London Photo: Louis Porter Your government is experimenting on you. In ways you don't detect it is subtly influencing your decisions, pushing you towards what... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod peopleBehavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod people
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 5 days ago
Behavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing people to do things "right". Your government is experimenting on you. In ways you don't detect it is subtly influencing your decisions, pushing you towards... Read more
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The Young Witness
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod peopleBehavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod people
The Young Witness / Posted 5 days ago
Behavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing people to do things "right". Your government is experimenting on you. In ways you don't detect it is subtly influencing your decisions, pushing you towards... Read more
15 related stories
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The Age
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod peopleDavid Halpern in his office at the Behavioural Insights Team office in Greycoat
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod people
The Age / Posted 5 days ago
David Halpern in his office at the Behavioural Insights Team office in Greycoat Street, London Photo: Louis Porter Your government is experimenting on you. In ways you don't detect it is subtly influencing your decisions, pushing you towards what... Read more
15 related stories
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Western Advocate
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod peopleBehavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod people
Western Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
Behavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing people to do things "right". Your government is experimenting on you. In ways you don't detect it is subtly influencing your decisions, pushing you towards... Read more
15 related stories
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Kiama Independent
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod peopleBehavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod people
Kiama Independent / Posted 5 days ago
Behavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing people to do things "right". Your government is experimenting on you. In ways you don't detect it is subtly influencing your decisions, pushing you towards... Read more
15 related stories
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Manning River Times
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod peopleBehavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod people
Manning River Times / Posted 5 days ago
Behavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing people to do things "right". Your government is experimenting on you. In ways you don't detect it is subtly influencing your decisions, pushing you towards... Read more
15 related stories
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Goondiwindi Argus
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod peopleBehavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod people
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 5 days ago
Behavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing people to do things "right". Your government is experimenting on you. In ways you don't detect it is subtly influencing your decisions, pushing you towards... Read more
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The North West Star
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod peopleBehavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod people
The North West Star / Posted 5 days ago
Behavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing people to do things "right". Your government is experimenting on you. In ways you don't detect it is subtly influencing your decisions, pushing you towards... Read more
15 related stories
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Brisbane Times
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod peopleDavid Halpern in his office at the Behavioural Insights Team office in Greycoat
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod people
Brisbane Times / Posted 5 days ago
David Halpern in his office at the Behavioural Insights Team office in Greycoat Street, London Photo: Louis Porter Your government is experimenting on you. In ways you don't detect it is subtly influencing your decisions, pushing you towards what... Read more
15 related stories
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Daily Liberal
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod peopleBehavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod people
Daily Liberal / Posted 5 days ago
Behavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing people to do things "right". Your government is experimenting on you. In ways you don't detect it is subtly influencing your decisions, pushing you towards... Read more
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The Border Mail
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod peopleBehavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod people
The Border Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Behavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing people to do things "right". Your government is experimenting on you. In ways you don't detect it is subtly influencing your decisions, pushing you towards... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod peopleBehavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod people
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 5 days ago
Behavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing people to do things "right". Your government is experimenting on you. In ways you don't detect it is subtly influencing your decisions, pushing you towards... Read more
15 related stories
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The Courier
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod peopleBehavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing
Nudge-unit trials reveal best ways to prod people
The Courier / Posted 5 days ago
Behavioural Insights is working with state agencies to find ways of influencing people to do things "right". Your government is experimenting on you. In ways you don't detect it is subtly influencing your decisions, pushing you towards... Read more
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Business Standard India
Sensex up 516 pts on global rallyplayers are pinning hopes that the financial market turmoil and drop in global
Sensex up 516 pts on global rally
Business Standard India / Posted 6 days ago
players are pinning hopes that the financial market turmoil and drop in global commodity prices will spring the government into action. “We believe global turmoil will nudge the government to move quicker on next generation reforms in... Read more
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Business Standard India
Sensex soars 516 points as world markets reboundplayers are pinning hopes that the financial market turmoil and drop in global
Sensex soars 516 points as world markets rebound
Business Standard India / Posted 6 days ago
players are pinning hopes that the financial market turmoil and drop in global commodity prices will spring the government into action. "We believe global turmoil will nudge the government to move quicker on next generation reforms in... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Local Government Insider: Ex-‘Dispatch’ owner John F. Wolfe publicly aiding Ginther Read Lori Kurtzman and Holly Zachariah’s Local Government Insider column on T
Local Government Insider: Ex-‘Dispatch’ owner John F. Wolfe publicly aiding Ginther
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
Read Lori Kurtzman and Holly Zachariah’s Local Government Insider column on Thursdays. The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackles state and federal... Read more
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Quartz
China, not India, is the world’s biggest democracy, an op-ed in Chinese state media claimsdescribe Obama and Modi as leaders from “the world’s two biggest democracies,”
China, not India, is the world’s biggest democracy, an op-ed in Chinese state media claims
Quartz / Posted 6 days ago
describe Obama and Modi as leaders from “the world’s two biggest democracies,” Han writes. By doing this, he argues, they nudge people towards an incorrect conclusion: that China is not a democracy. “We need to not only criticize the fabricated... Read more
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SciDev.net
Should we be nudging behaviour?cofounder of Cape Town-based behaviour change firm Gravity Ideas which gives pr
Should we be nudging behaviour?
SciDev.net / Posted 6 days ago
cofounder of Cape Town-based behaviour change firm Gravity Ideas which gives pro-bono support to The Big Issue, created ‘nudge’ incentives to raise local Big Issue sales. The first goal, he says, was to target drivers’ empathy and overcome the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
South Sudan's Peace Deal Will Failcommitted pen to paper even though it took a draft for sanctions from the Unite
South Sudan's Peace Deal Will Fail
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
committed pen to paper even though it took a draft for sanctions from the United States at the UN Security Council to nudge him into acquiescence. But acquiescence is not the same as acceptance - or insight. Kiir went into the last round of... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Here We Go Again: US Equities Surge Even As Chinese Stock Market Rollercoaster Tumbles To 8 Month Lowthreats on the Prime Minister's head, and just to make certain moments before t
Here We Go Again: US Equities Surge Even As Chinese Stock Market Rollercoaster Tumbles To 8 Month Low
Zero Hedge / Posted 7 days ago
threats on the Prime Minister's head, and just to make certain moments before the close news very deliberately broke that government funds are buying large financial stocks, especially state-owned banks, to support the index, in the latest clear... Read more
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Orange County Register
Past efforts to promote electric cars in California ran out of juiceSenate Bill 350, from state Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angel
Past efforts to promote electric cars in California ran out of juice
Orange County Register / Posted 7 days ago
Senate Bill 350, from state Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, is the latest attempt to nudge California motorists from their gas-guzzlers and into supposedly more ecofriendly vehicles. SB350, among other things, mandates a 50... Read more
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Business Spectator
The NBN blowout and the blame gameyou take the unknown state of the copper and the HFC networks the cost of build
The NBN blowout and the blame game
Business Spectator / Posted 7 days ago
you take the unknown state of the copper and the HFC networks the cost of building the Coalition’s NBN was always going to nudge close to Labor’s alternative. It will however, be a far inferior network to the one Labor had promised. The latest... Read more
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Kincardine News
Canadians should become nation of dreamers againadvancement of slightly less fantastic, super-hero proportions is announced. We
Canadians should become nation of dreamers again
Kincardine News / Posted 8 days ago
advancement of slightly less fantastic, super-hero proportions is announced. We need something, like the space elevator, to nudge humanity out of this collective, mainstream 'yawn' that limits our real advancements in favour of short-lived... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Markets live: FTSE bounces back as China injects fresh stimulus after stocks crash in country's 'Black Tuesday'move to cut the reserve requirement for the country's banks is designed to offs
Markets live: FTSE bounces back as China injects fresh stimulus after stocks crash in country's 'Black Tuesday'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
move to cut the reserve requirement for the country's banks is designed to offset the monetary tightening forced on the government through its bid to prop up the currency. Beijing has spend around $200bn in two weeks defending the value of the... Read more
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express
Black Monday turns to even worse Tuesday in China - but London's FTSE 100 recoverssell-offs have been triggered by fears over the growth of the Chinese economy,
Black Monday turns to even worse Tuesday in China - but London's FTSE 100 recovers
express / Posted 8 days ago
sell-offs have been triggered by fears over the growth of the Chinese economy, which were heightened when the Beijing government devalued the Chinese currency a couple of weeks ago. Stock in exposed companies, such as mining and commodities,... Read more
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IGN
Out This Week: Mega Man, Madden, Until Dawnthat has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is b
Out This Week: Mega Man, Madden, Until Dawn
IGN / Posted 9 days ago
that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is besieged by plague and ruled by a corrupt government armed with industrial technologies, dark forces conspire to bestow upon you abilities beyond those of any common... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
More support for new parents a welcome move, say observersbigger Medisave Grant for babies was welcomed by parents and parents-to-be, whi
More support for new parents a welcome move, say observers
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
bigger Medisave Grant for babies was welcomed by parents and parents-to-be, while sociologists said the measures could help nudge society into becoming more supportive of families with children. Mr Marcus Lai, whose wife will give birth to their... Read more
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Crosscut
Wildfires threaten Methow's long road to recoverythe dry winter, warm spring, and hot summer, the county could well see more sev
Wildfires threaten Methow's long road to recovery
Crosscut / Posted 12 days ago
the dry winter, warm spring, and hot summer, the county could well see more severe fires soon. So as Anders and others nudge the recovery effort forward, they’re preparing for future disasters, too. The county has implemented a reverse-911... Read more
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Investors Chronicle
The emotion of investingin a jar of sweets to judging the validity of a statistical statement when you
The emotion of investing
Investors Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
in a jar of sweets to judging the validity of a statistical statement when you are not completely sure of the facts. ■ Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness by Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler ■ Thinking, Fast and Slow,... Read more
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