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Terrorists Do Us Harm by Killing People But They Win Only If They Kill Our Ideals. – by  Michael Josephson 

“America is great because America is good. If America ever stops being good she will stop being great.” – Alexis De Tocqueville ————– Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, if you are following the news I hope you share my dismay and concern about fear-mongering demagogic rhetoric which has been embraced by millions of Americans desperately seeking to feel safe. … Read More

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Terrorists Do Us Harm by Killing People But They Win Only If They Kill Our Ideals. – by  Michael Josephson 

Japan turns to entrepreneurs to get its economic mojo back

For years, Japan has been searching for a way to get its economic mojo back, and increasingly it's looking to people like 17-year-old high school dropout Yoichiro Mikami as the answer.

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Citi Cut CEO Pay by 10% to $13.1M in 2014

Citigroup Inc cut Chief Executive Michael Corbat's pay by about 10 percent in 2014, a year in which the bank's profit nearly halved due to higher legal costs and a slump in bond trading.

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Citi Cut CEO Pay by 10% to $13.1M in 2014

WB cuts 2015 global growth forecast

WASHINGTON – The World Bank, citing stagnation in Europe and Japan and a slowdown in China, downgraded its forecast for the global economy this year. It also reported that world economic growth came in below expectations in 2014.The bank predicts the world economy will expand 3 percent this year, up from 2.6 percent in 2014. Last June, World Bank economists had forecast 3.4 percent global …

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World Bank cuts 2015 forecast for global economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank, citing stagnation in Europe and Japan and a slowdown in China, downgraded its forecast for the global economy this year. It also reported that world economic growth came in below expectations in 2014.

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World Bank cuts 2015 forecast for global economy

Biggest Pension Fund Raises Pay for Top Executive by 64%

Takahiro Mitani, president of the Government Pension Investment Fund, is expected to step down when his five-year term finishes in March. Close Takahiro Mitani, president of the Government Pension Investment Fund, is expected to…

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Biggest Pension Fund Raises Pay for Top Executive by 64%

Is Europe cursed by hard times?

LISBON — The European Union’s leaders may not be as Scrooge-like as their critics allege, but just like Dickens’s miser, they’re finding themselves spooked by a triple haunting — from the ghosts of economic crises past, present and yet to come. read more

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Summers Sticks With Secular Stagnation Warning After Jobs Data

Lawrence Summers, former U.S. Treasury secretary. Close Lawrence Summers, former U.S. Treasury secretary. Lawrence Summers, former U.S. Treasury secretary.

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Joe Firestone: Elizabeth Warren – Better, But Not There Yet

Yves here. As Elizabeth Warren inches to the left on overall economic policy, one wonders if she's actually shifting her views or responding to Hillary Clinton trying to rebrand herself as a populist. In fairness to Warren, it's difficult not to be deeply inculcated in flawed economic thinking and thus hostage to false ideas like "We depend on China and Japan to finance our federal spending." I …

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OECD warns of euro weakness

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OECD warns of euro weakness