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Ordos, in China's Autonomous Region of Inner Mongolia (equivalent to a province) has received international notoriety as a "ghost city." I had already visited one other ghost city and found the reports considerably exaggerated (The Zhengzhou New Area...
From: New Geography | By: Wendell Cox | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Multiple outlets are now reporting this. From the New York Times: Hillary Clinton named Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia to be her running mate Friday, according to a senior campaign official, selecting a battleground state politician with working-class...
From: Daily Kos | By: David Nir | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Do I put pennies toward my empty, matched 401(k) or pennies toward my slowly accruing credit card debt?Hi all, I am eligible for a 50% employer match (up to 6%) to my 401(k). I have ~$4000 credit card debt at a 13.24% interest rate on one card. I live...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, July 22, 2016
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The Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan will acquire Banco Santander's stake in London-based Cubico Sustainable Investments Limited, an energy and water infrastructure company. No financial terms were disclosed....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, July 22, 2016
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We asked historians to tell us how the 2016 Republican National Convention stacks up.
From: Politico | By: POLITICO Magazine | Friday, July 22, 2016
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This is In Real Terms, a column analyzing the week in economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? Email me, or drop a note in the comments. This week’s Republican convention will probably be remembered for Melania Trump’s plagiarism,...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Ben Casselman | Friday, July 22, 2016
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* You graduated from law school with a Biglaw offer in hand, and you're as happy as can be. A few months later, you receive the worst news possible for a young lawyer. After all of your hard work, you failed the bar exam. What happens now? It really...
From: Above the Law | By: Staci Zaretsky | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Vikings' new stadium owes a debt to Dennis Green
From: ESPN | By: ESPN | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Lenders and some consumer advocates ask what borrowers will do if stricter regulations remove their main source of short-term financial aid.
From: New York Times | By: STACY COWLEY | Friday, July 22, 2016
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"We will be a country of law and order," Trump will reportedly say, and "I will be your voice!"
From: Salon.com | By: Scott Eric Kaufman | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Declaring that he alone has the leadership strength to secure the homeland and rejuvenate the economy, the billionaire real estate mogul offered himself as a “law and order” candidate and made a direct appeal to blue-collar Americans who have felt...
From: Denver Post | By: The Washington Post | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Donald Trump's proposed tax plan could add $11 trillion to federal debt over the next ten years with a revenue reduction that would be the largest in history....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, July 22, 2016
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The RNC was a disgusting spectacle which undermined the claim that American democracy is somehow “exceptional"
From: Salon.com | By: Chauncey DeVega | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Donald Trump's daughter promised Thursday that her father will fight for equal pay for women and affordable childcare for parents, issues the Republican nominee has rarely if ever addressed on the campaign trail.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Sometimes the ones from Virginia can surprise.“Once again, the Virginia Supreme Court has placed Virginia as an outlier in the struggle for civil and human rights. It is a disgrace that the Republican leadership of Virginia would file a lawsuit to...
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday, promising to restore “law and order” to the United States and the world. “We will be a country of generosity and warmth,” he said. “But we will also be a country of law...
From: Time | By: Ryan Teague Beckwith | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Research on the long-term impact.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Erik Meyersson | Friday, July 22, 2016
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The GOP presidential nominee had only one solution to every problem: Give him more power.
From: Reason | By: Peter Suderman | Friday, July 22, 2016
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And don’t forget that massive wage increase coming!
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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This post This “Market” Discounts Nothing Except Monetary Cocaine appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Fundamentals… Who needs fundamentals? David Stockman shows you why the latest stock rally is because of the Fed’s latest batch of “monetary...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: David Stockman | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Trump's former rival says Clinton is too dishonest to be president, but Trump has said stuff conservatives like.
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Friday, July 22, 2016
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She wonders if new boyfriend still owes money he borred before they started dating.
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Photo credit: Kristina Zuidima, CC BY 2.0.Like many young(-ish) adults, I’ve never been that great at saving. Raised in a consumer-driven world, the opportunity to spend has never been easier than it is now, with ever-faster payment methods and new...
From: The Billfold | By: Rose Mayo | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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If you find yourself carrying a credit card balance for the first time, now's the time to sit down and reevaluate your expenses so you can pay off your debt as soon as possible....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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"Ultimately, I decided I'd do whatever it took to get back to New York City. And that's when I borrowed money from the loan shark."
From: Business Insider | By: Libby Kane | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Fact: offering customers more choices kills conversion rates. A scientific study proved it. Fact: you can prime customers to behave in certain ways with certain phrases, images or ideas. Researchers have shown it’s true. Fact: if you give potential...
From: ConversionXL | By: Rob Marsh | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Ardian has acquired a minority stake in France-based utility comparison service Jechange. No financial terms were disclosed.
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Even Bernie Sanders got in on the live-tweeting action
From: Salon.com | By: Michael Garofalo | Friday, July 22, 2016
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A reader writes: We hired an external contractor to join our team two years ago. Before we interviewed him, he sent me an email asking to confirm that insurance was available because his family’s insurance was through him. Knowing it was available,...
From: Ask a Manager | By: Ask a Manager | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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by Ansel Herz "We’re willing to not only run for dog catcher but also go to the mat for a ballot position to do it." Green Party Dan Savage, the other day: Where are the Green Party candidates for city councils? For county councils? For state...
From: The Stranger | By: Ansel Herz | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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While presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton live-tweeted Donald Trump's RNC speech and her campaign sent a blizzard of oppo emails Thursday night, Independent Vermont Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders...
From: Mediaite | By: Tommy Christopher | Friday, July 22, 2016
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The Republican nominee cast global security in doubt, Brazilian police arrested members of a terrorist plot, Twitter struggled to stop harassment, and more.
From: The Atlantic | By: Rosa Inocencio Smith | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Despite promising “the truth, and nothing else” in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of previously debunked claims and some new ones Thursday night — about the U.S. tax burden, the perils facing police, Hillary...
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Friday, July 22, 2016
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In accepting the Republican party’s nomination for president last night, Donald J. Trump made history in more ways than one.The business mogul and reality TV star gave one of the most polished speeches of his career that was short on specifics but...
From: Boston Herald | By: Mark Perigard | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Republican nominee to America: 'I'm with you, I will fight for you, and I will win for you.' The post Transcript: Donald Trump’s speech to the Republican convention appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Here's what you need to know first.The post Here is How Donald Trump’s Nomination Acceptance Speech Went Down and What You Need to Know appeared first on RedState....
From: Red State | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Donald Trump's daughter promised Thursday that her father will fight for equal pay The post Ivanka Trump: ‘The greatest asset Donald Trump has’ appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Donald Trump officially accepted the GOP nomination for president on Thursday at the Republican National Convention. Watch full video of his speech here.
From: Gossip Cop | By: Shari Weiss | Friday, July 22, 2016
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After more than 13 months of campaigning, real estate billionaire and reality television star Donald Trump officially accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president. “I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of...
From: The Wrap | By: Itay Hod | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Take Heed Millennials it Could be a Bumpy (But Exciting) Ride It’s summer and, therefore, about 3 million students in America have graduated high school and are making plans for what to do next with their lives. In my…...
From: Recruiting Blogs | By: Jason S. Capps, Ph.D. | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Patricia Howard's first hint that something was wrong came when one of her credit cards was cancelled. Then the debt collectors started calling her.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | By: Liam Mannix | Friday, July 22, 2016
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In one lurid, scandalous month in 1990 he learned a lesson that helped forge his whole candidacy.
From: Politico | By: Michael Kruse | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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For years, the GOP has lambasted the left for not valuing American exceptionalism. But the real challenge to American exceptionalism has been brewing on the right.
From: The Atlantic | By: Peter Beinart | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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First Reserve has agreed to acquire UK-based Morrison Utility Services, a provider of utility infrastructure services. No financial terms were disclosed. The sellers are Bregal Capital and Motion Equity Partners. The transaction is expected to be completed...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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I’m sitting on the rooftop deck at Dream Heaven, a funky lakefront hotel in Udaipur, India. Across the lake, the opulent City Palace is lit up against the night sky, casting a medieval reflection on the waters of Lake Pichola. Air conditioners are...
From: Greentech Media | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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More than half of used cars and a full 86.3% of new cars were purchased with a loan in the first quarter of 2016, according to Experian. The average new car buyer borrowed $30,032 for 68 months for their new ride, while the average used car buyer borrowed...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Holly Johnson | Saturday, July 23, 2016
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The Republican convention has been a festival of Trump-fuelled American exceptionalism. Problem is, he doesn't believe in it—nor should he. The post Let’s talk about American exceptionalism appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Amanda Shendruk | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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The sad afterlife of abandoned stadiums.
From: Reason | By: Jim Pagels | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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