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Here comes Markit services PMI ...

Markit Economics will release its preliminary report on the US services sector during October at 9:45 a.m. ET. The flash services purchasing manager's index (PMI) is forecast at 52.5, according to Bloomberg, up from 52.3 last month.Show More Summary

Make America Economically Great Again

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 22: A supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds up a 'Make America Great Again' sign as the candidate addresses supporters during a campaign stop at the International Exposition Center on October 22, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton continue [...]

Women and men won't reach economic equality until 2186, index says

32 minutes agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to close gender gaps in pay and workforce participation slowed so dramatically in the past year that men and women may not reach economic equality for another 170 years, the World Economic Forum said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Philippines' Duterte Blasts U.S. During Japan Visit

49 minutes agoNews : Huffington Post

TOKYO ? Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to assure Japan on Wednesday that his high-profile visit to China last week was about economics, not security, and vowed to stand on Tokyo’s side over the disputed South China Sea when...Show More Summary

Navajo tribe blazes new trail in the US with contract to grow industrial hemp

53 minutes agoLifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

The Navajo tribe recently signed their first contract to begin growing industrial hemp, a move that is expected to provide much-needed economic stimulus. Partnering with CannaNative, the tribe plans to sell hemp for rope, oil, and construction materials and shrink chronic unemployment and poverty rates. Show More Summary

Index: Gender wage gap will not close for 170 years

Revising 2015's estimate of 118 years, the World Economic Forum says progress in gender wage equality has decelerated.

World economic gender gap has widened — and will last until 2186: report

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The World Economic Forum’s annual report on gender disparity was released Tuesday, showing an increase in the gap between men and women in the United States. The annual Global Gender Gap Report found a decline in gender equality in the U.S. over the past year, with the country ranking 45th out of...

In Donald Trump’s America, Both Consumers and Manufacturers Are Losers

Trump’s trade policies are meant to help down-market workers claw back some economic power. They’d do just the opposite.

Global Stocks, US Futures Drop On Apple Disappointment, Sliding Crude

After economic optimism based on "soft" surveys and stronger than expected earnings lifted stocks around the globe in the first two days of the week, it was the turn of earnings to push them down again. European, Asian stocks and S&P...Show More Summary

How Does Diversity Affect Economic Growth? A Look at Data on Immigration, Tax Rates and Real GDP per Capita

Why Trump's tax policies and Clinton's immigration policies are both deficient in terms of their stated objective of promoting growth.

Russians willing to emigrate unchanged since 2011, poll shows

3 hours agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The proportion of Russians who want to leave their country for other nations has unchanged over the past five years according to a recent research, despite economic sanctions and political pressure applied from abroad. Read Full Article at

Gender Pay Equity Is Even Farther Than Originally Thought

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to close gender gaps in pay and workforce participation slowed so dramatically in the past year that men and women may not reach economic equality for another 170 years,...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

Evil is powerful, palpable, and very real. Rationalism would wish to reduce it to a poetic expression of something else - social, psychological or perhaps economic stresses and currents. In our age of postmodern cacophonies of competing voices, narratives and viewpoints, evil seems a leftover, a relic of an earlier, religious age. Show More Summary

How food affects political regimes

Apparently, a richer diet is associated with an increase in the middle class, which tends towards economic and political independence and democracy-fostering values, according to Andrey Shcherbak, senior research fellow at the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research of the Higher School of Economics.

Britain's Brexit plan to curb immigration will damage the economy

Migrants drive up economic growth and boost productivity in advanced economies, according to new research. The IMF report titled "Spillover: Impact of Migration on Income Levels of Advanced Economies" found that a 1% increase in migrant...Show More Summary

Trend Job Growth: Where’s Normal?

Trend Job Growth: Where’s Normal? Rhys Bidder, Tim Mahedy, and Rob Valletta FRBSF Economic Letter 2016-32 | October 24, 2016         With the U.S. labor market at or near maximum employment, assessing trend job growth has become increasingly important. Show More Summary

Why we're against gender parity

The World Economic Forum tells us that true gender parity is going to be some century and a half away. Something we think we're rather grateful for to be honest. For we strongly disagree with the definitions of parity being used here. Show More Summary

Philippine president assures Japan his visit to China was all about economics

TOKYO (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gave his assurances to Japan on Tuesday that his high-profile visit to rival power China last week was all about economics, but again suggested defense ties with longtime ally Washington may be overhauled.

‘Australia’s Second Chance’ by George Megalogenis

‘Australia’s Second Chance: What our history tells us about our future’ 2016, 292 When I did HSC Australian History back in 1973, one of the books we had to purchase was A.G.L. Shaw’s The Economic Development of Australia. With its … Continue reading ?

University of Maryland Academics Raise Questions About Income-based VMT Fees

The London School of Economics US Centre’s USAPP blog spotlights research by three University of Maryland academics on the impact of replacing gas taxes with income-based VMT fees. The researchers maintain, “VMT fees often raise equity...Show More Summary

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