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Greek gold mine controversy: Investment in the future, or environmental disaster?

Opinions have long been divided over a gold mine in Greece. For years, advocates have talked about jobs and investments, while opponents worry about irreparable environmental damage. The government has said nothing. “Louder!” someone shouts...

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Beware – the Equifax Scams Are Coming

OK, this had to happen. It’s not a surprise. It’s just a fact of life. We live in a world of scammers, and when there is a crisis, for them, here’s opportunity. There are scams and...

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Africa is rich in diamonds but still poor

For months now, Africa’s rough diamonds have been increasing in value but the sale proceeds do not reach the people. Instead, they benefit metropolitan elites and the mine companies, which are usually foreign-owned. Last week Tanzanian...

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Dollar Losses Accelerate, Adjustment not Over

The US dollar had one of its worst weeks of the year, as its interest rate support eroded. Despite prospects for a further upward revision in Q2 US GDP above 3.0% and continued above trend...

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Daimler at the IAA: Present tense, but future perfect

Daimler’s Media Night presentation at the IAA in Frankfurt was a showy affair, meant to present the Mercedes Benz maker’s speeding into the future. But first it has to get through the present, says Janelle...

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Brick & Mortar Meltdown: Toys R Us Hires Bankruptcy Law Firm

Brick-and-mortar retail meltdown strikes again – this time, Toys R Us. In what is a classic sign, the company has hired mega law firm Kirkland & Ellis, whose bankruptcy-and-restructuring practice is considered a leader in the now...

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Solar power helps transform LA gang members

A former prison inmate and gang member is among hundreds in Los Angeles to find a place in the sun – and a second chance – via a solar industry re-entry program. During his stretch...

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BRICS leaders meet in China to forge new path

An annual BRICS summit in China has kicked off with the emerging market bloc in need of direction. The five members are divided as they face political and economic troubles. Chinese President Xi Jinping on...

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US Tax Reform and the Fed

Yesterday US President Trump formally launched his campaign for tax reform. The Big Six (Mnuchin and Cohn for the administration, McConnell, and Hatch from the Senate and Ryan and Brady from the House) had been...

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Nobel laureates ponder the scientific mind and the art of optimism

More than 350 economists under 35 are gathered on Germany’s southernmost edge to listen to 17 Nobel laureates in economics. The Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings aren’t quite Davos, but close. The Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting is a...

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UK’s Brexit Strategy

The next round of UK-EU negotiations on the pending amputation will be held next week. The UK has issued a flurry of position papers that stake out its wish list. Last month, the EU told...

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US Gross National Debt to Spike by $800 Billion in October?

“There is zero chance, no chance we won’t raise the debt ceiling,” swore Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) at an event in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday. He who couldn’t get his Republican ducks...