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North American cities seen breaking unions amid financial woes

“What is happening in Wisconsin clearly shows a disconnection with reality in an economy that has forced many private-sector workers into lower wages and reduced benefits, if they were lucky enough to keep their jobs at all. The outcome of this battle could impact other states where cuts are looming,[…]

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Why investment diversification is bunk

Just because investment banks and stock brokerages say you should diversify doesn’t make it true. For the knowledgeable investor, diversification for its own sake merely reduces profits. So, if you’re an independent thinker, what are your alternatives? Talk with an investment advisor, and what’s the first piece of advice you[…]

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Bolivia cancels fuel price decree after riots

“The fuel price hike – which protesters were calling the “gasolinazo” – caused the cost of transport to soar, and pushed all food prices up.” — BBC News Bolivian President Evo Morales has rescinded a decree which raised fuel prices by more than 70% and sparked civil unrest. Mr Morales[…]

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Bolivia nationalizes pensions, lowers retirement ages as lure

“The government is preparing a banquet for 300,000 people, but inviting 3 million to partake,” said pensions expert Alberto Bonadona. “It will collapse.” Jacob Funk Kierkegaard, an economist at the Peterson Institute in Washington, says he knows of no other country lowering its retirement age at a time when higher[…]

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United Kingdom implements harsh austerity

Outlining the £81bn cuts package, Mr Osborne vowed to restore “sanity to our public finances and stability to our economy”. He told MPs: “Today is the day when Britain steps back from the brink, when we confront the bills from a decade of debt. “It is a hard road, but[…]

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US Unemployment rises to 9.6 per cent

“The small amount of job gains during the past few months not only reflects the response to slow output growth, but also a lack of confidence going forward,” said Bart van Ark, chief economist at the Conference Board, a business research group based in New York. “The economy as a[…]

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Is Obama the next Mugabe of Zimbabwe?

“America, Britain, Japan, Germany, France, Sweden, Holland, Norway, Canada and Australia make up the Fishmongers Group and their meeting on Tuesday will deliberate on the state of the inclusive government, debt relief, public finance administration and the controversial economic indigenisation regulations. “Zimbabwe has no elected government. The coalition government has[…]

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OECD sees explosion in youth unemployment ahead; a lost generation

“spells of unemployment while young often create permanent scars through its harmful effects on a number of outcomes — happiness, job satisfaction, wages and health — many years later. Moreover, spells of unemployment tend to be particularly harmful to the individual — and to society — when the most disadvantaged[…]

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More than 1 Million Jobless lose benefits March 1 2010

“Right now, the 1.2 million workers who will lose benefits in March are being held hostage by partisan attempts to delay and block this critical legislation,” said Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project. Jobless benefits start ending on Sunday NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Depending on extended[…]

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New World Order by 2012!

A very old New World Order warning.. open your eyes.. now. The CFR is the creator of the United Nations and as such it dictates and influences United Nations policy. The United Nations is destined to be the guard and keeper of the New World Order.. a term used by[…]

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UAE oil economy up in smoke; solution to economic crisis?

“There was a time when investment in this country meant to borrow money to increase manufacturing capacity, research and development. Now investment funds are used for mergers and acquisitions that create no wealth.” As long as there is a financial gain associated with a function that should fall under the[…]

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