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Democrats Urged to Heed Payday Debt Problem in South Carolina

Democrats Urged to Heed Payday Debt Problem in South Carolina

In the 20 minutes it takes Reverend Brenda Lynn Kneece to drive from her home in Columbia, South Carolina to her church about 15 miles north, she passes by at least two dozen billboards and businesses
Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

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Why Spain Can’t Shake One of World’s Highest Unemployment Rates

Why Spain Can’t Shake One of World’s Highest Unemployment Rates

Spain’s vicious start-and-stop cycle of bad jobs has become one of Europe’s most chronic economic dilemmas, a problem unresolved by its post-crisis boom.
Tunisia Averts Crisis and Grudgingly Approves New Government

Tunisia Averts Crisis and Grudgingly Approves New Government

Tunisian lawmakers averted the possibility of early elections, approving a new government and breaking four months of political deadlock that’s delayed much-needed economic reforms in the Arab
India Divided Under Modi Faces Big Risks

India Divided Under Modi Faces Big Risks

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Trump Rips Obama's Failures at SOTU: World Now "Witness to America's Great Economic Success"

Trump Rips Obama's Failures at SOTU: World Now "Witness to America's Great Economic Success"

President Donald Trump ripped into former President Barack Obama's economic failures and touted his economic success during the 2020 State of the Union Address Tuesday evening.
In Sweden, Just One in Sixteen New Migrants Have a Job That Isn't Being Subsidised by Taxpayers

In Sweden, Just One in Sixteen New Migrants Have a Job That Isn't Being Subsidised by Taxpayers

The Swedish Employment service has revealed that just 6.1 per cent of new arrival migrants were able to find full-time work not subsidised by the government last year.
Cyril Ramaphosa Says Reforms Will Deliver South African Growth in Time

Cyril Ramaphosa Says Reforms Will Deliver South African Growth in Time

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa defended his track record on reform and said policy measures being implemented by the government will yield stronger economic growth in time.
India Refutes ‘Unfounded’ Criticism About Government’s GDP Data

India Refutes ‘Unfounded’ Criticism About Government’s GDP Data

India rejected a growing view among the global investment community and economic commentators that data measuring country’s gross domestic product growth was inflated.
South African Airways to Get $239 Million From State Bank

South African Airways to Get $239 Million From State Bank

South African Airways’s business-rescue team said it’s been given access to 3.5 billion rand ($239 million) from the state-owned Development Bank of Southern Africa to avert the airline’s collapse.
Modi’s Nationalism Masks a Bad Economy, Protesters Say

Modi’s Nationalism Masks a Bad Economy, Protesters Say

The contentious legislation on citizenship was effectively just a tipping point for the millennials who took to the streets.
Hong Kong Mustn’t Lose Faith in Youth, Finance Secretary Says

Hong Kong Mustn’t Lose Faith in Youth, Finance Secretary Says

Hong Kong must not give up on its youth and should invest in future generations, Finance Secretary Paul Chan said at a forum Saturday, Radio Television Hong Kong reported.

Jobs Report Pushes the Dow Above 29,000 For the First Time Ever—But Can’t Keep It There

On the whole, many investors are starting the new year with a sense of cautious bullishness.
Voters in Asia’s Brightest ‘Tiger’ Economy Face a Tricky Choice

Voters in Asia’s Brightest ‘Tiger’ Economy Face a Tricky Choice

Taiwan’s economic performance could act as a tiebreaker for undecided voters choosing a candidate in this weekend’s election, with the recent successes during President Tsai Ing-wen’s term offset by
Five Signs Black Americans Are ‘Awakening’ to a Break with the Democrat Party

Five Signs Black Americans Are ‘Awakening’ to a Break with the Democrat Party

A “tremendous awakening” is happening in the country as more black voters are abandoning the Democrat Party and turning to support Trump.
The great American labor paradox: Plentiful jobs, most of them bad

The great American labor paradox: Plentiful jobs, most of them bad

When you compare lived reality with the data, it's clear something big is getting lost in translation
Second Collective Suicide in Turkey in a Week Highlights Crisis

Second Collective Suicide in Turkey in a Week Highlights Crisis

A family of four was found dead in southern Turkey in what appears to be the second collective suicide in a week amid growing economic hardship.
Trump Courts 2020 Black Vote Betting Job Gains Draw Support

Trump Courts 2020 Black Vote Betting Job Gains Draw Support

Donald Trump has alienated large swathes of minority communities during his presidency, but he thinks he has an argument to win some of them over in the 2020 election: the economy.
Ramaphosa’s Challenge May Be Bigger Than That Faced by Mandela

Ramaphosa’s Challenge May Be Bigger Than That Faced by Mandela

When Nelson Mandela came to power in 1994, he faced the challenge of uniting a nation divided by apartheid and healing an economy shattered by sanctions and mismanagement.
No Labor Shortage: 11.5M Unemployed Americans Still Want Full-Time Jobs

No Labor Shortage: 11.5M Unemployed Americans Still Want Full-Time Jobs

Despite continued claims by the big business lobby and corporate interests that there are labor shortages in blue-collar and white-collar workforces, the latest federal employment data reveal that