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Digital Economy Act Critics Propose Plan B, Would Put Onus Back On ...

[CrunchGear] The UK is much further along with having adult discussions about Internet piracy. The result of those discussions may be controversial, such as .

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Five Signs That the Economy Is Improving

[WalletPop] Forget the Consumer Index and those ubiquitous spending reports. There are some very simple homespun ways to know when the economy is improving.

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February 26, 2011

Digital Economy Act Critics Propose Plan B, Would Put Onus Back On ...

[CrunchGear] The UK is much further along with having adult discussions about Internet piracy. The result of those discussions may be controversial, such as .

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Posted at 05:07 PM

Five Signs That the Economy Is Improving

[WalletPop] Forget the Consumer Index and those ubiquitous spending reports. There are some very simple homespun ways to know when the economy is improving.

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February 25, 2011

CPP ready to reconstruct Ghana's economy ”” The Ghanaian Journal

[The Ghanaian Journal] Addressing journalists yesterday, the party’s National Chairman, Ladi Nylander, assured Ghanaians that, the CPP when voted into power, would implement a unique development philosophy that will reconstruct Ghana’s economy and put it on a sound footing.

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International Political Economy Zone: Bad Timing: PM Cameron in ...

[International Political Economy Zone] To his critics, Mr Cameron replied: "A properly regulated trade in defence is nothing we should be ashamed of." Yet the presence of Gerald Howarth, a defence minister, at an arms fair in Abu Dhabi - where British companies sold tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets for the purposes of "crowd control" - was something to be ashamed of. Rather than delaying action until the moment governments open fire on their own people, as happened in Bahrain and Libya, ministers should declare an immediate arms embargo.

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February 23, 2011

Political economy: The markets watch the revolution, cont. | The ...

[Free exchange] American markets closed down around 2%. Perhaps more worryingly, American Treasury yields tumbled as a flight to safety resumed.

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No economy fears after quake | Stuff.co.nz

[Stuff.co.nz - Business] JP Morgan estimated the earthquake would cost US$12b, Reuters reported. This was much higher than the $US6b cost of the Christchurch September 4 earthquake and second only to the US$20.3b cost of the Northridge earthquake in the United States in 1994.

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February 22, 2011

House Prices and the Economy

[Business Insider] The main factor in the housing market is thee further deflation of the housing bubble. People who understand the housing market expect prices to continue to drop until the bubble is deflated.

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Libyan chaos could threaten Mediterranean economy | Analysis ...

[Reuters Breakingviews] The unrest in the oil-rich North African country, and the subsequent bloody reaction of its authoritarian regime, could soon present a serious strategic challenge for Western governments and corporate titans that recently embraced the long-pariah state.

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February 19, 2011

Economy makes Obama vulnerable, Gingrich says - Hawaii News ...

[Staradvertiser Headlines] &quot;And to the degree that he has accepted a kind of European model, where power comes from government, where the bureaucrats are decisive, where the rest of us ought to let Washington tell us what to do, I think he has a values challenge as well as a performance challenge.&quot;</p>

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United to expand Economy Plus | Chicago Breaking Business

[Chicago Breaking Business] It’s the largest product changed unveiled to date by the recently merged carrier, which will keep the United brand but plans to choose the best of features both airlines. United now offers free alcohol and Wi-Fi in its passenger lounges, popular Continental offerings, and plans to rename the lounges United Clubs.

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February 18, 2011

Speaking of the stimulus, taxes, and the economy, do you believe ...

[Hot Air » Top Picks] BACHMANN: You know, what I focus on today, George, is today’s the two-year anniversary of the stimulus program, where we spent a trillion dollars to make sure unemployment wouldn’t go above eight percent. That’s what I’m worried about, because the people in the 6th District of Minnesota are very concerned about job creation, and that’s a lot more important that dealing with –

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United Continental to expand Economy Plus seating to Continental ...

[Gadling] They don't have a neat touch-screen entertainment system, limited inflight WiFi and no live TV or radio. Thankfully, they do have two perks you don't find on any of the other domestic carriers - increased legroom in part of the cabin and the ability to listen in on cockpit communications.

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February 16, 2011

Retooling the U.S. Economy for Growth | Foreign Policy

[Foreign Policy] As the United States crawls out of recession, many commentators have wondered out loud whether the economy can ever get back on a path toward healthy growth. In the immediate term, there are concerns about when and from where the next .

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Analysts Say Hollywood Will Boost LA's Economy « CBS Los Angeles

[CBS Los Angeles] Hollywood would add more than two hundred thousand jobs and billions in revenue if California increased their incentives to match those of 44 other states that lure our productions to them. Battlefield Los Angeles was filmed in Louisiana and their crews, vendors, hotels, restaurants and studios were raking in the dough not ours.

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February 15, 2011

Ireland ETF Bounces Back; Economy, Not So Much | ETF Trends

[ETF Trends] According to Belfast Telegraph, the Irish can't bank on the Olympics to give much of a boost to their economy. The financial benefits of the 2012 London Games have been overexaggerated: No international teams have said they will be .

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China overtakes Japan as world's second-biggest economy | EUTimes.net

[The European Union Times - World News, Breaking News] Exports were flooding out and China was given the title of "the world's factory". Taking advantage of its huge population, China began to move up in the rankings of the world's top economies.

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February 12, 2011

21 Signs That The Once Great U.S. Economy Is Being Gutted ...

[The Economic Collapse] It can be more than a bit difficult to find things that are actually made inside the United States anymore.  In fact, there are quite a few industries that have completely and totally left the United States.  For certain product categories it is now literally impossible to buy something made in America.

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Posted at 05:08 PM

Poll: Unemployment trumps the economy - CNN Political Ticker - CNN ...

[CNN Political Ticker] According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey conducted last month, 63 percent of the public said that the economy was extremely important for the president and Congress to deal with, followed by unemployment at 54 percent, and health care reform and the country's massive deficit, each at 52 percent.

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February 11, 2011

Economy: From Egypt to America | The Big Picture

[The Big Picture] Does the Egyptian chaos have any impact on the U.S. stock market and the economy? Insight with Barry Ritholtz, Fusion IQ;

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US economy

[Reviews about Websites A2Z] China also affects the US economy according to US economist the china trade US products and sell them in low cost that is also the reason of US economy decline. The economist predicts that coming economy of US decline because America has large trade and current deficits is because of the expansion of its money supply without the corresponding expansion of its productivity.

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February 09, 2011

Resetting Egypt's economy | Analysis & Opinion |

[The Great Debate] Bottom: Anti-government protesters carry a big Egyptian flag after Friday prayers at Tahrir Square in Cairo February 4, 2011. Tens of thousands of Egyptians prayed in Cairo’s Tahrir (Liberation) Square on Friday for an immediate end to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule, hoping a million more would join them in what they called the “Day of Departure”

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Surprise! Bush economy led to accelerated growth of black-owned ...

[Hot Air » Top Picks] extended by Obama — allowed for greater investment in small businesses, and black entrepreneurs benefited substantially more than the general population.  That mirrors what happened across the economy as a whole, putting more people in control of their own economic future.

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February 08, 2011

Delta Unveils Economy Comfort - Things in the Sky

[Things in the Sky] I’ve thought that it will survive in one form or another, but I’m sure Delta’s announcement will factor into that decision. It is worth noting that Delta’s Economy Comfort seats will only be on internationally-equipped aircraft, while Economy Plus is found on allpre-merger United mainline aircraft and larger regional jets.

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The Economy and the Super Bowl - NYTimes.com

[Economix] The economy ”” and the need to generate and protect American jobs”” was a heavy theme of the hoopla surrounding last night’s game, what with some pointed advertisements and Will.i.am’s shoutout to President Obama to “get these kids educated / Create jobs so the country stays stimulated,” during the halftime show by the Black Eyed Peas.

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February 05, 2011

Mubarak Moves to Jumpstart Economy | FrumForum

[FrumForum] Mr Mubarak has said he will not stand for re-election in September but insists he must stay until then to prevent chaos in the country. Protesters demand that he goes immediately.

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Obama: Businesses have responsibility to help economy grow ...

[News] Obama resounded his push to “win the future” in his Saturday speech, saying that the country needs to “out-educate, out-innovate, and out-build the rest of the world.” The president lauded students and scientists at Penn State University for their research in the field of clean energy, as well as a Maryland window company and a North Carolina lighting company for making profits off of environmentally friendly products.

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February 04, 2011

Why Does Ben Bernanke Think Inflation Is Good for the Economy ...

[The Curious Capitalist] I don't know what the classification of T-bonds is.) When the Treasury creates T-bonds out of thin air, it is creating money.

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Robust political economy

[The Adam Smith Institute Blog] Books like Robust Political Economy are a cornerstone of this push, because they attack socialism’s intellectual foundations. As Hayek knew, intellectuals were the key drivers behind the birth of socialism, and I think they’re the key to its demise as well.

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February 02, 2011

Egypt's Revolution: Coming to an Economy Near You - Umair Haque ...

[HBR.org] Bogus prosperity's like magma, filling the volcanic chamber of a society: you can bottle it up for only so long before it erupts, and spectacularly. Today, the world's gaze is fixed on the pyroclastic flow: never-ending demonstrations, protests, people self-organizing in a state that has shut down the internet, mobile networks, and public transport.

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Posted at 07:05 PM

Greg Mankiw's Blog: Fix the Economy, Win $15000

[Greg Mankiw's Blog] Wednesday, February 02, 2011. Fix the Economy, Win $15000. The Hamilton Project is running a contest for good economic policy ideas. permanent link ·

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