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In a week where I've been slightly semi-detached from day-to-day politics, I can work out one thing from a little bit of a distance: yesterday's announcement on the closure of Remploy factories - 7 in Wales, 272 jobs under threat - will cause far more anger and debate than today's announcement (what do you mean, you hadn't spotted it) that the Green Investment Bank will be going - not to Cardiff but to Edinburgh.
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272 Foreclosures Filed Per Day In South Florida

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Money Game (5 years ago)

Even after all this time, the infamous South Florida condo market remains mired in a funk. But actually the numbers are improving, slightly. Here's the latest announcement from CondoVultures: Lenders filed an average of 272 foreclos... Read Post

The time the marijuana-growing, suicide-committing, cherry-factory-owner turned the local bees red.

US Politics / Conservative : Althouse (10 hours ago)

"When the sun is a bit down, they glow red in the evenings...They were slightly fluorescent. And it was beautiful," said one bee-keeper in the vicinity of the Dell's marachino-cherry factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn, back in 2010. [The... Read Post

News round up - Remploy plans factory closures and life with a 'bionic body'

Health / Disabilities : Ouch (3 years ago)

Dozens of factories which provide employment for disabled people are expected to close by the end of the year after the government withdrew funding. Remploy - which provides sheltered work for people with disabilities - is planning ... Read Post


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