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Inflation cuts value of money by 67% in 30 years - and prices on everyday goods like bread, eggs and beer rise far faster

Inflation cuts value of money by 67% in 30 years - and prices on everyday goods like bread, eggs and beer rise far faster | Unit 4 Economics | Scoop.it
Prices of some items have risen far quicker than average. Notably, the average price for a detached property has risen almost six-fold over the last 30 years, from £45,211 to £273,700, Lloyds found.
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British Gas pledges 1,000 green jobs to help tackle youth unemployment crisis

British Gas pledges 1,000 green jobs to help tackle youth unemployment crisis | Unit 4 Economics | Scoop.it
Utility joins with Accenture and Global Action Plan to train up to 1,400 young people and help them find green jobs (Liking the new youth unemployment strategies, from @BritishGas @Accenture @globalactplan http://t.co/8x71mq3DBX...
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Euro zone needs exchange rate policy, says Hollande

Euro zone needs exchange rate policy, says Hollande | Unit 4 Economics | Scoop.it
FRANCE - French President François Hollande called on the euro zone on Tuesday to develop an exchange rate policy to help protect the common currency from “irrational movements” (#CCI @FranceinSD: Euro zone needs exchange rate policy, says Hollande...
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Household water bills up by 3.5%

Household water bills up by 3.5% | Unit 4 Economics | Scoop.it
Water regulator Ofwat announces that bills in England and Wales will rise by 3.5% over the next year.
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The Politics of Global Recovery in 2013 - Project Syndicate

The Politics of Global Recovery in 2013 - Project Syndicate | Unit 4 Economics | Scoop.it
The Politics of Global Recovery in 2013 Project Syndicate In particular, to eliminate the uncertainty that continues to depress consumption and capital spending, they need to avoid “fiscal cliffs” (now and in the future), dangerous sequester...
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Global unemployment set to rise

Global unemployment set to rise | Unit 4 Economics | Scoop.it
The number of unemployed around the world increased by 4 million to 197 million last year, according to the International Labor Organization.
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How effective is fiscal policy: Guest post from Roger Farmer ...

With fiscal policy, it's pretty straight forward. Put people to work and they have money to spend. That doesn't take a lot of religion. Plus, with crumbling infrastructure it isn't terribly difficult to find worth-while projects all over the ...
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The Next Four Years of Fiscal Conservatism: What Must Be Done to Sustain the Nation | e21 - Economic Policies for the 21st Century

The Next Four Years of Fiscal Conservatism: What Must Be Done to Sustain the Nation | e21 - Economic Policies for the 21st Century | Unit 4 Economics | Scoop.it
Yesterday the nation paused to celebrate the second inauguration of President Obama and to listen to his second-term plans as laid out in his inaugura...
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Pound slides against euro after Moody's downgrade - live

Pound slides against euro after Moody's downgrade - live | Unit 4 Economics | Scoop.it
Sterling in focus after Moody's strips Britain of its prized triple-A credit rating (Up goes Petrol & interest rates to 10%...
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Inflation hits Glastonbury Festival lineup as entertainment goes up by 18%

Inflation hits Glastonbury Festival lineup as entertainment goes up by 18% | Unit 4 Economics | Scoop.it
Each year the greatest festival in the UK gets bigger and bigger, and this year is no exception (@hdris @glastowatch http://t.co/VDlQyJjKbw Have they seen the statistics?
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Argentina Freezes Supermarket Prices To Halt Soaring Inflation - Chaos To Follow

Argentina Freezes Supermarket Prices To Halt Soaring Inflation - Chaos To Follow | Unit 4 Economics | Scoop.it
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Bank of Japan adopts 2% inflation goal, to make asset buys open ...

Bank of Japan adopts 2% inflation goal, to make asset buys open ... | Unit 4 Economics | Scoop.it
Bank of Japan adopts 2% inflation goal, to make asset buys open-ended; yen dives - @MarketWatch.
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Minimum Wage Hikes Do Not Cause Inflation - Truth-Out

Minimum Wage Hikes Do Not Cause Inflation - Truth-Out | Unit 4 Economics | Scoop.it
Minimum Wage Hikes Do Not Cause Inflation
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At the start of 2013, ten states raised their minimum wage rates: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.
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Grim outlook for global unemployment - FT.com

Grim outlook for global unemployment - FT.com | Unit 4 Economics | Scoop.it
GENEVA, Jan 22 - The global jobless queue will stretch to more than 200m people this year, the International Labour Organization said in its annual report on Tuesday, repeating a warning it has made at the start of each of the last six years.
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Exchange Rates Outlook: Pound Euro Exchange Rate Slumps 9 1/2 Month Low ... - Exchange Rates UK

Exchange Rates Outlook: Pound Euro Exchange Rate Slumps 9 1/2 Month Low ... - Exchange Rates UK | Unit 4 Economics | Scoop.it
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Exchange Rates Outlook: Pound Euro Exchange Rate Slumps 9 1/2 Month Low ...
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BoJ follows Fed and ECB with new pledge - Financial Times

BoJ follows Fed and ECB with new pledge - Financial Times | Unit 4 Economics | Scoop.it
BoJ follows Fed and ECB with new pledge Financial Times The US central bank also said in December it would keep interest rates close to zero until the US unemployment rate falls below 6.5 per cent, from 7.7 per cent today, the first time a major...
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