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Greece is running out of cash

Greece is running out of cash | #Communication | Scoop.it
Greece's government has about a month's cash left.
That's according to sources inside the government that spoke to Bloomberg.
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Greece's large debt repayments, which are due in March, now look extremely weighty...

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A Plain-English Explanation Of 'QE' And Why It's The Most Important Thing On The Planet Right Now

A Plain-English Explanation Of 'QE' And Why It's The Most Important Thing On The Planet Right Now | #Communication | Scoop.it
How to print money when you don't want to actually print money.
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We're just about to head into the eighth year of massive, worldwide "quantitative easing"...

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America's Leadership Crisis--And Its Economic Implications - Forbes

America's Leadership Crisis--And Its Economic Implications - Forbes | #Communication | Scoop.it
BY JOHN ALLISON - One of the underlying causes of the Great Recession and its abnormally slow recovery is a failure of leadership.
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Excessive government interference distorts the economy...

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Excessive government interference distorts the economy...

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How To Deal With The Growing U.S. Talent Mismatch

How To Deal With The Growing U.S. Talent Mismatch | #Communication | Scoop.it
There is a growing talent mismatch in the US. But the glimmer of light is that big data can help you find people with the skills you need.
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How is it that some companies are struggling to find people for some jobs while we have persistently high unemployment?...

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How can Isis afford its own currency?

How can Isis afford its own currency? | #Communication | Scoop.it
The terrorist group is going to mint its own money to free its followers from satanic usury Continue reading...
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Currencies/politics/countries/religions/values = based on collective faith...not nature/reality...

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Vikram Pandit: Why I Like Virtual Currencies - YouTube

Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Vikram Pandit, chairman of TGG Group and former CEO of Citigroup, explains why he is optimistic about the prospects for virtual curren...
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Banker's currency = countries/political/value systems = based on faith/emotions...not science...

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Jobless Rate Drops, But Wage Growth Is Tepid

Jobless Rate Drops, But Wage Growth Is Tepid | #Communication | Scoop.it
The economy generated 214,000 non-farm jobs in October, but wage growth remained sluggish
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Average hourly earnings rose only three cents last month...Global Challenge...

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The cost of China’s dependence on coal – 670,000 deaths a year

The cost of China’s dependence on coal – 670,000 deaths a year | #Communication | Scoop.it
Study urges Beijing to raise taxes on coal-burning by up to 10 times.
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Over 70% of China’s 1.4 billion population are exposed to pollution levels above national regulatory norms

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Bill Gates explains how he thinks about tech’s biggest problem: inequality (in 4 quotes)

Bill Gates explains how he thinks about tech’s biggest problem: inequality (in 4 quotes) | #Communication | Scoop.it
America is becoming a very unequal place, with the top 1 percent of earners controlling more than one-third of the wealth.
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As usual...1%...

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Clinton tries to clarify claim that businesses don't create jobs, takes GOP heat

Clinton tries to clarify claim that businesses don't create jobs, takes GOP heat | #Communication | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton says she “short-handed” her message when recently suggesting that U.S. businesses and corporations don’t create jobs, but Washington Republicans and other skeptics remain unconvinced.
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What Hillary did when saying small businesses and corporations don’t create jobs wasn’t shorthand, it was something she wishes she hadn’t said...

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Wish to Do More in Ebola Fight Meets Reality in Liberia

Wish to Do More in Ebola Fight Meets Reality in Liberia | #Communication | Scoop.it
Health workers in Liberia and elsewhere in West Africa are finding they have to ration care, operating under constraints they often find frustrating.
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What level of care is possible for a disease with no cure being treated in wooden huts in the middle of a forest?...

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Ebola outbreak prompts food scarcity and threat of social conflict | Clar Ni Chonghaile

Ebola outbreak prompts food scarcity and threat of social conflict | Clar Ni Chonghaile | #Communication | Scoop.it
Fears are rising that the economic impact of the Ebola crisis could lead to unrest and political crises in west African countriesFarmers in Liberia are too frightened to work together in their fields, fertilisers and seeds are stuck on the other...
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It’s a devastating chain reaction sparked by an unprecedented outbreak of disease in one of the world’s poorest countries...

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