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Business leaders grow more confident about world economy, despite politics

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Business leaders’ optimism over the worldwide economic environment for the next 12 months surges.        

Heavy snow humbles the global elite at Davos summit

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The global economy and geopolitical tensions are taking a back seat to a more immediate problem at this year's Davos summit of political and business leaders: heavy snow is burying the venue.

Ups and downs: Shutdown politics

UP: “Jello” DOWN: “The Art of the Deal” UP: Russian-Trump team contacts DOWN: “There is no collusion” UP: Women marching DOWN: President Trump tweeting that the marches are a compliment to him UP: Optimism about the economy DOWN: Trump’s favorability UP: Debt DOWN: Our ability to weather the next recession UP: New rules for handling […]

Mike's Blog Round Up

Gotta love the great signs this weekend. Pharyngula: The wisdom of Rick and Morty applied to Nazis. Tom Dispatch: Another good year for weapons makers is guaranteed. On the Economy: A few thoughts on the political economy of a government shutdown. The Bloggess: Eeyore love. This installment by Batocchio. E-mail tips to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.

China Is Leading International Clean Energy Investment According to IEEFA

While the western world is lingering in a limping economy and a chaotic political scene, China has used that advantage to invest in clean technologies around the world. Today it… China Is Leading International Clean Energy Investment According to IEEFA was originally posted on: PlanetSave. Show More Summary

The US government shutdown shenanigans pose a threat that investors are missing

Investors expect a fairly subdued short-run impact on markets and the economy from a possible US government shutdown, which now looks increasingly likely. The dysfunction of brinkmanship politics is further bruising America's already...Show More Summary

DealBook Briefing: Apple’s Political Tax Bet

The iPhone maker has won plaudits from President Trump, but how much will its repatriation of overseas cash actually boost the economy?

Political corruption scandals may be predicted by network science

According to the World Bank, corruption scandals siphon more than $2 trillion per year from the global economy, making corruption one of the major causes of slow economic growth and socioeconomic inequality. Now in a new study, researchers...Show More Summary

If These Countries Aren't Shitholes, Why Do Other Countries Have to Offer Aid and Refugee Status to Help People Escape Them?

Apparently economic migrants come from countries with great economies, and people seeking political asylum hail from well-functioning democracies. Let?s be clear about one thing here: Haiti is a shithole. I?ve been there twice. It has a cholera epidemic thanks to...

Trump administration offshore drilling move reeks of illegal political favoritism

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Zinke exempted Florida out of concern for its coastal economy. What about other states? This arbitrary decision-making will never stand up in court.        

Young workers’ perspectives on the economy, crisis, the labour market and politics

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Does the United States Have A "Poland Problem"?

It certainly looks like it.Again, for anybody not having seen one of these, a "Poland problem" involves an apparent disconnect between economics and politics, nations with reasonably well performing economies where the populace becomes...Show More Summary

Davos forum organizers: Trump visit to give US 'perspective'

GENEVA (AP) — Organizers of the World Economic Forum say U.S. President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to its annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, will allow participants "to get a direct perspective on U.S. political and economic...Show More Summary

Strong Economies Lift Presidents. Trump Seems an Exception.

His approval ratings reflect political weakness despite good news on several fronts.

WSJ Is Seeking A Moscow Bureau Chief: Oath To Russiagate Required, Russian Language Skills Are Not

Imagine if a major foreign newspaper - let's say based in Germany or Russia or somewhere in Europe - hired journalists to cover United States politics, culture, and the economy, and sent them to its bureau in Washington D.C., but they...Show More Summary

Merkel, Schulz vow 'new politics' for Germany in bid to form govt

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Social Democrat chief Martin Schulz on Sunday vowed a new style of politics for Germany, as they opened talks on renewing their coalition to shake Europe's biggest economy out of political paralysis after September's inconclusive elections. Show More Summary

Italy political forces begin election wheeling and dealing

Italy's main political forces began in earnest Sunday to plot strategies for the upcoming general election, as the country's finance minister raised a red flag over political uncertainty in the eurozone's third largest economy. The March...Show More Summary

Merkel in new bid to end political impasse

Chancellor Angela Merkel opens talks Sunday with Germany's second biggest party on renewing their alliance, in a new attempt at shaking Europe's biggest economy out of paralysis after September's inconclusive elections. The week of meetings...Show More Summary

The factions that will decide Iran's protest response

Recent unrest has highlighted the deep-seated frustration felt by many Iranians over the economy and their demands for reform, and attention now turns to how the political establishment will respond. Often seen in monolithic terms outside...Show More Summary

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