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Why the Trump administration has enraged flyers across America

FOR a president elected on a populist campaign message, Donald Trump is not doing .....»»

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When politicians and executives get caught out

POLITICIANS and executive.....»»

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Roy Moore is defeated in Alabama’s Senate election

INITIALLY the mood at Doug Jones’s election-night party was genial but uneasy. Guests knew Mr Jones was closer to winning one of Alabama’s Senate seats than.....»»

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The Supreme Court takes up a second gerrymandering case

SUPREME COURT observers scratched their heads on the evening of December 8th when the justices announced they were taking on a second major challenge to gerrymandering this term. The justices have yet to resolve Gill v Whit.....»»

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Alabama’s Senate race is too close to call

“I DIDN’T even come out of the closet a.....»»

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British Airways’ franchisee in South Africa throws off two black passengers

IN THE latest—and possibly most alarming—in a recent string of allegations of racism against airlines, two black.....»»

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Lawmakers sabotage a bipartisan push to improve gun safety

THE slaughter of 58 people at a country-mus.....»»

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Putting a price on Bitcoin

SCENE: A pet shop with a bored looking proprietor. A customer approachesCUSTOMER: I’d like to buy a parrot.OWNER: Certainly, sir. How about this one? It’s a Norwegian Blue. Beautiful plumage.CUSTOM.....»»

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The rise and fall of Al Franken

AFTER several women alleged that that he ha.....»»

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China takes on the EU at the WTO

NOT all trade tension is made in America. China is suing the European Union at the World Trade O.....»»

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Contraception does even more good in poor countries than thought

Happier familiesFEW tasks in developing countries are as tricky—or as important—as convincing parents to keep their daughters in school longer. One way of doing so is to make contraceptives available, concl.....»»

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Are digital distractions harming labour productivity?

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As WTO members meet in Argentina, the organisation is in trouble

“EVERYBODY meets in Buenos Aires,” said Cecilia Malmstrom, the European Union’s trade commissioner, days before heading there for the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) biennial gathering of ministers, which opens on December 10th. S.....»»

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A full-scale Venezuelan default could push up oil prices

Who believes in Nicolás?ON NOVEMBER 30th, as oil tsars from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia met in Vienna, Venezuela’s former oil minister, Eulogio del Pin.....»»

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Europe is seeing more collective lawsuits from shareholders

LIKE the ghosts that haunted Ebenezer Scrooge, the scandals of years past—summoned up by angry shareholders—will not let companies rest. In Britain this year, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) paid £900m ($1.2bn) to settle a.....»»

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The markets believe in Goldilocks

ANOTHER week, another record. The repeated surge of share prices on Wall Street is getting monotonous. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has passed another milestone—24,000—and the more statistically robust S&P 500 index is up by 17% s.....»»

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African countries are building a giant free-trade area

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Rio Tinto puts its faith in driverless trucks, trains and drilling rigs

Data-mine oreFOR millennia, man has broken rocks. Whether with pickaxe or dynamite, their own or animal muscle, in a digger or a diesel truck, thick-necked miners have been at the centre of an industry that supplies the raw.....»»

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Video games could fall foul of anti-gambling laws

Four-sided banditA DECADE ago the idea of paying real money for virtual items was strange and exotic. These days many video-game publishers build their business models around it. Some of the world’s biggest games, such as .....»»

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The beast of Bentonville battles Amazon, the king of the e-commerce jungle

A BOA constrictor swallowing capitalism. A cyclone dragging the economy into its vortex. If you look back at how people described Walmart a decade ago, it is eerily similar to how Amazon is viewed now. The supermarket chain has “a scale of economic pow.....»»

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