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Marissa Mayer ends Yahoo's work-from-home policy

Marissa Mayer ends Yahoo's work-from-home policy | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Marissa Mayer brought free food and new iPhones to Yahoo. She's laying down a more serious policy to revamp the culture: Yahoos can no longer work from home.
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Microchip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) says it will create more jobs in the US as the firm posted record profits

Microchip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) says it will create more jobs in the US as the firm posted record profits | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Microchip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) says it will create more jobs in the United States as the firm posted record profits.
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EIA Sees Lower 48 NatGas, Oil Output Rising Through 2018 - Fueladdicts

EIA Sees Lower 48 NatGas, Oil Output Rising Through 2018 - Fueladdicts | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects Lower 48 natural gas and crude oil production to trend higher this year than in 2016, in tandem with rising commodity prices.
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Sessions defends his civil rights record as protesters disrupt confirmation hearing

Sessions defends his civil rights record as protesters disrupt confirmation hearing | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Sessions, a 70-year-old Alabama Republican, has faced criticism from Democrats and civil rights groups ahead of his hearing.
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Authorities reveal the surprising way the Ft. Lauderdale shooter got a gun in an airport

Authorities reveal the surprising way the Ft. Lauderdale shooter got a gun in an airport | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Authorities now say the gunman …
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Five Natural Gas Charts For The New Year

Five Natural Gas Charts For The New Year | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Happy New Year 2017! For the new year, let's take a look at a few charts for natural gas. And why not? Gas is our fastest growing major fuel, and will be leaned on most to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also backing up intermittent wind and solar power. Gas prices have [...]
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Attack on Berlin is bound to change Germany 

Attack on Berlin is bound to change Germany  | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Germany's long-held fears have become reality, but it doesn't end here. The attack in Berlin is bound to change the country, says DW editor in chief Alexander Kudascheff.
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2017 will be the 4th year in a row of capex reductions for Chevron

2017 will be the 4th year in a row of capex reductions for Chevron | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Chevron has announced its capital expenditure program for 2017, which will see the company spend US$19.8 billion next year, 24 percent lower than the figure for 2016
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Donald Trump calls Taiwan's president, Tsai Ing-wen, risking major diplomatic dispute with China

Donald Trump calls Taiwan's president, Tsai Ing-wen, risking major diplomatic dispute with China | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Donald Trump spoke with the president of Taiwan on Friday in move that risked a diplomatic row with China and was a major departure from decades of US policy in Asia.
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OPEC Focuses on Shrinking Stockpiles to Pave the Way for $60 Oil

OPEC Focuses on Shrinking Stockpiles to Pave the Way for $60 Oil | EconMatters | Scoop.it
OPEC’s first production cuts in eight years are intended to shrink the world’s bloated oil stockpiles back to a normal level, paving the way for prices to rise to more than $60 a barrel.
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Trump, Obama Meet at White House After Years of Tension

Trump, Obama Meet at White House After Years of Tension | EconMatters | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama on Thursday met face-to-face with Donald Trump, who spent years questioning the eligibility of the first black U.S. president and now will succeed him.
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Silicon Valley Braces for Uncertainty After Donald Trump’s Victory

Silicon Valley Braces for Uncertainty After Donald Trump’s Victory | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Donald Trump’s election victory is seen as a blow to Silicon Valley, putting the presidency in the hands of a vocal critic of several big technology companies and an advocate of policies executives have said could hurt the industry’s development.
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In first press meet after election, Trump assails ‘fake news’ dossier

In first press meet after election, Trump assails ‘fake news’ dossier | EconMatters | Scoop.it
called BuzzFeed “a failing pile of garbage” and refused to allow the CNN reporter a question.
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Texas governor meets with Tsai, commits cultural faux pas | Taiwan News

Texas governor meets with Tsai, commits cultural faux pas  | Taiwan News | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Gift gaffe did not mar Tsai's meeting with Texas governor to discuss trade ties.During a meeting between Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen and Texas governor Greg Abbot to discuss trade relations, the well-intentioned Abbot inadvertently gave Tsai a clock, which is a bad omen in Chinese culture.
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VW executive charged with fraud in connection to emissions cheating

VW executive charged with fraud in connection to emissions cheating | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Oliver Schmidt, Volkswagen’s former US head of compliance, would have been in charge of the company’s adherence to emissions regulations during the scandal
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Slick Gains: Speculative Money Fueling Oil Rally

Slick Gains: Speculative Money Fueling Oil Rally | EconMatters | Scoop.it
OPEC’s recent agreement to limit crude production is unleashing a tide of speculative bets on rising oil prices, raising the prospect that the oil market could reverse suddenly if the cartel fails to deliver.
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US crude settles at $52.33, down 2.6%, hitting two-week low on strong dollar

US crude settles at $52.33, down 2.6%, hitting two-week low on strong dollar | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Oil prices turned sharply lower as the U.S. dollar strengthened, making greenback-denominated commodities like crude more expensive to some buyers.
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Trump says U.S. not necessarily bound by 'one China' policy

Trump says U.S. not necessarily bound by 'one China' policy | EconMatters | Scoop.it
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said the United States did not necessarily have to stick to its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of "one China," questioning nearly four decades of policy in a move likely to antagonize Beijing.
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Nerves enough to send oil prices higher

Nerves enough to send oil prices higher | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Anticipation building over a weekend meeting between OPEC members and other producers helped lift oil prices in early trading Friday, though doubts remain.
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Oil falls on production cut skepticism, OPEC and Russia output rise

Oil falls on production cut skepticism, OPEC and Russia output rise | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Oil prices on Tuesday fell for the first session since OPEC agreed to cut output last week after data showed crude production rose in most major export regions and on growing skepticism that the cartel would be able to reduce production.
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The Labor Department says unemployment is at 4.6% — but here's the bigger picture

The Labor Department says unemployment is at 4.6% — but here's the bigger picture | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Relying on that one headline number as an indicator of the economy's direction ignores a lot of important information just below the surface.
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Oil Soars 9% as OPEC Agrees to Cut Output

Oil Soars 9% as OPEC Agrees to Cut Output | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Oil prices surged to one-month highs after OPEC agreed to reduce its output by more than 1 million barrels a day, a cut that many market participants say could be significant enough to push oil supplies below demand levels sooner than expected.
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Americans really did crash the Canadian immigration site on Election Day

Americans really did crash the Canadian immigration site on Election Day | EconMatters | Scoop.it
Traffic to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website surged more than ten-fold.
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America’s Dazzling Tech Boom Has a Downside: Not Enough Jobs

America’s Dazzling Tech Boom Has a Downside: Not Enough Jobs | EconMatters | Scoop.it
The discontent driving Donald Trump’s campaign stems in part from the dashed employment promises of the late 1990s. Technology companies moved manufacturing jobs outside the U.S., the newest giants need fewer workers and the number of startups fizzled.
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