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Dealing With Fallen Trees On Your Roof

Trees are beautiful, as long as they remain where they should be — at the yard, rooted in the ground. The moment trees get old, or during calamities where it gets hit by severe lightning or wind, trees can get dislodged and some of its partscould get dangerously unattached, like the limb or branches; and if the tree is big enough, these parts could accidentally land in your house's roof and that would be messy and costy. 278 more words

America's labour market: The economy doesn’t matter

AMERICA’S labour-force participation rate—the proportion of the population available to work—has been falling for years. The figure is now just 62.7%, the lowest level since 1977. The decline really sped up during the Great Recession, falling much faster than government wonks had predicted before the financial crisis hit (see first chart). 202 more words

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Podcasting

When I think of Podcasts, I think of that annoying folder on my iPod mini (back in the day) that you couldn’t delete. Turns out, podcasts are a lot cooler than they seem and they are more than just an annoying folder on your ipod. 369 more words

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Reform in China: The quiet revolution

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Dynasties

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Reform in China

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A slowing economy commands headlines, but the real story is reform

WITH China, the received wisdom belongs to the pessimists. 161 more words

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Australia's economy: Unlucky country

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Australia's economy

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The country suffers from plummeting iron-ore prices as China’s economic growth slows

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SYDNEY

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The World Economic Outlook: The pendulum swings

THE International Monetary Fund has just released its World Economic Outlook, a biannual health-check on the world economy. Americans will not be delighted with what they see. 224 more words

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The Economist explains: Why American wage growth is so lousy

AMERICA’S unemployment rate is 5.5%. By historical standards, that is low. It is also falling rapidly: unemployment is down more than a percentage point from a year ago. 217 more words

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