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Inflation-stricken Venezuela launches a digital currency, the petro

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Venezuela on Tuesday is becoming the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move it hopes will provide a much-needed boost to its credit-stricken economy...
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SAfrica brewer cheers new leader as budget looms

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South Africa's finance ministry is set to spell out “tough decisions” in its 2018 budget on Wednesday to plug a revenue gap and narrow the deficit, providing an early look at...
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Mom.life launches a digital economy to empower over 1 million moms

Mom.life launches a digital economy to empower over 1 million moms

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EXCLUSIVE: The tech world seems to be turning to blockchain and cryptocurrency to create economies where they didn't exist before and fund projects in new and exciting ways...
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Spain's de Guindos faces ECB litmus test

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Widely credited with steering Spain through its worst recession in decades, its outgoing Economy Minister Luis de Guindos will hope to bring pragmatism and tenacity to the ECB...
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The Economy Can Grow Faster

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Could the U.S. economy grow faster? How much growth your company should plan for depends critically on how much the economy grows. I'm not forecasting a much stronger economy...
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Jeremy Corbyn doubles down on attacks against the 'pernicious' and 'destructive' City of London

Jeremy Corbyn doubles down on attacks against the 'pernicious' and 'destructive' City of London

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attacks the "destructive," "pernicious and undemocratic" City of London in a speech. Corbyn wants a "fundamental rethink of whom finance should...
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More Energy Giants Moving Towards A Renewable Energy Future

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EDF's recent earnings announcement indicated the company is planning a massive push into solar. This echoes moves by many of the energy giants who see the writing on the wall...
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Portugal in a new context of capital flows

Portugal in a new context of capital flows

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This article was also published by Público. Free movement of capital can be growth-enhancing if it channels savings towards productive use. However, excessive reliance on...
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Why Portugal Is A Top Choice For Foreign Investors

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Investors are looking more and more to Portugal as recent tax reforms and a stable economy make it an attractive country to live. And that's before you take the lifestyle into...
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Why steel and aluminum tariffs matter to the U.S. economy

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Steel and aluminum tariffs might be good news for some U.S. mills and smelters. But it could hit other U.S. manufacturers who now depend on imports.
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Trump Administration Wants To Let Insurers Offer Plans With Fewer Benefits

Trump Administration Wants To Let Insurers Offer Plans With Fewer Benefits

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Marvel's Black Panther attracted huge crowds over President's Day weekend, resulting in a record-setting box-office haul. But the film also brought out the worst in a number of... Read more ...

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The US and North Korea look like they'll get right back into a nuclear...

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Business News: Albertsons agrees to buy Rite Aid

Business News: Albertsons agrees to buy Rite Aid

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NHL Trade Deadline: Defensemen off the market as Gudbranson signs, Holden dealt

NHL Trade Deadline: Defensemen off the market as Gudbranson signs, Holden dealt

The market for available defensemen before the NHL trade deadline dwindled Tuesday as one target signed contract extension and another was dealt. Read more ...

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Some of Trump's most fervent supporters have started to attack a school shooting survivor who has made a flurry of media appearances

Some on the far-right are going after a school shooting survivor who has made multiple media appearances in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida school shooting. The student... Read more ...

Banks are mulling a creative way to enforce gun control even if the...

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A New York Times columnist floated the idea of having banks and credit card companies cut business ties with retailers that sell assault weapons and accessories. Some finance... Read more ...

There's a specific reason why Trump leveled an unprecedented level of...

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This past weekend, President Donald Trump fired off 14 tweets following the latest charges in the Russia investigation. Trump alternated between declaring his innocence... Read more ...

A Columbine survivor-turned-lawmaker is pushing the opposite of what many...

A Columbine survivor-turned-lawmaker is pushing the opposite of what many people think is the solution to end school shootings

Patrick Neville, a Columbine shooting survivor and now a state legislator in Colorado, has reintroduced a bill that would make it legal to carry concealed weapons in... Read more ...