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Why the 5.5 percent unemployment rate, a 7-year low, doesn't look as good as it used to

Why the 5.5 percent unemployment rate, a 7-year low, doesn't look as good as it used to | MVECON | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Unemployment in the U
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US states banned from exporting their trash to China are drowning in plastic

Being green is getting a lot harder for eco-friendly states in the US, thanks to the country's dependency on overrun Chinese recycling facilities. Recycling centers in Oregon recently stopped accepting clear plastic "clamshell" containers used for berries, plastic hospital gowns and plastic bags, as the Ashland Daily Tidings reports. Yogurt and butter tubs are probably next. In Olympia,...
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Dairy industry braces for a bust after 2014 boom; some farmers asked to pour out surplus milk

Dairy industry braces for a bust after 2014 boom; some farmers asked to pour out surplus milk | MVECON | Scoop.it
MADISON, Wis
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Here's how much you need to make to be in the top 1% in your state

Here's how much you need to make to be in the top 1% in your state | MVECON | Scoop.it
We estimated what income a household would need to earn in order to be in the top 1% of the income distribution in each state.
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38 maps that explain the global economy

38 maps that explain the global economy | MVECON | Scoop.it
Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there's no better way to depict those interactions than some maps.
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New Rules Force Big Banks To Keep A Bigger Cushion

New Rules Force Big Banks To Keep A Bigger Cushion | MVECON | Scoop.it
Banking regulators at the FDIC and the Fed are voting on whether to impose tougher rules on big banks. Analysts think that the new regulations, which are expected to pass, will hurt growth prospects.
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How China’s appetite for raw materials is transforming the world

How China’s appetite for raw materials is transforming the world | MVECON | Scoop.it
A new book about China's "resource quest" looks at the country's search for raw materials overseas � and how that's upending the global economy.
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Co-ops boosting retail on Central Avenue in northeast Minneapolis

Co-ops boosting retail on Central Avenue in northeast Minneapolis | MVECON | Scoop.it
The hipster trifecta of bikes, artisanal bread and beer is headed for Central Avenue in northeast Minneapolis, all thanks to a long-nurtured co-op movement that’s gaining momentum
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Some States Have Decided That People Living On The Edge Might Not Be Such A Great Idea

Some States Have Decided That People Living On The Edge Might Not Be Such A Great Idea | MVECON | Scoop.it
If you're living in one of these states, it's a little easier to simply live.
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Jennifer Aniston's Love Life As A Positive Metaphor For U.S. Unemployment

Jennifer Aniston's Love Life As A Positive Metaphor For U.S. Unemployment | MVECON | Scoop.it
It turns out that Us is right. Stars are just like us!
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Oil Prices Are Plunging. Here’s Who Wins and Who Loses.

Oil Prices Are Plunging. Here’s Who Wins and Who Loses. | MVECON | Scoop.it
OPEC’s decision not to cut back production helps drivers and airline passengers, and will have ripple effects throughout the world economy.
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Instead of QE, the Fed Could Have Given $56,000 to Every Household in America

Instead of QE, the Fed Could Have Given $56,000 to Every Household in America | MVECON | Scoop.it
The Federal Reserve has been conducting a grand experiment since the U.S. economy tumbled into the Great Recession. After the housing market collapsed in 2008, the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates ...
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U.S. workers demand tariffs on below-cost, imported steel

U.S. workers demand tariffs on below-cost, imported steel | MVECON | Scoop.it
Millions of tons of cheap, imported steel could threaten the nation’s iron and steel companies, particularly on Minnesota’s Iron Range, where there are several mines and factories making taconite
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Progress Is 'Unequal And Fragmented' For Women: UN Report

Progress Is 'Unequal And Fragmented' For Women: UN Report | MVECON | Scoop.it
Though fewer women are dying during childbirth and access to education has increased in the past 20 years, many of these gains are not reaching women living in the world’s poorest communities, a new U.N. report concluded.

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Yellen to Be Named Fed Chairman, First Female Chief

Yellen to Be Named Fed Chairman, First Female Chief | MVECON | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama will nominate Janet Yellen as chairman of the Federal Reserve, which would put the world’s most powerful central bank in the hands of a key architect of its unprecedented stimulus program and the first female leader in its...
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US unemployment rate falls to 5-year low of 7 percent as employers add 203,000 jobs

US unemployment rate falls to 5-year low of 7 percent as employers add 203,000 jobs | MVECON | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The U
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A Scientist And A Farmer Fell In Love. This Is What Happened.

A Scientist And A Farmer Fell In Love. This Is What Happened. | MVECON | Scoop.it
The most romantic story about agriculture you’ll ever see.
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Americans can give thanks that the cost of Thanksgiving dinner stays steady for another year

Americans can give thanks that the cost of Thanksgiving dinner stays steady for another year | MVECON | Scoop.it
Here's another reason to be thankful this holiday season — the cost of putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table is down slightly from last year
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