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Brexit means eggs sit: Ferrero warns of stale Easter chocolate | Politics | The Guardian

Brexit means eggs sit: Ferrero warns of stale Easter chocolate | Politics | The Guardian | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Thorntons owner says leaving single market and customs union could cause shortages and delays
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Why there is a worldwide shortage of vanilla - The Economist explains

Why there is a worldwide shortage of vanilla - The Economist explains | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
VANILLA is one of the world’s most popular spices and an important ingredient in products ranging from chocolate to perfume. But it is getting harder to find. Vanilla-rich foods like ice cream have been removed from shelves or become pricier. Chefs are making what they have go further.
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African leaders sign continental free-trade agreement | News | Al Jazeera

African leaders sign continental free-trade agreement | News | Al Jazeera | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
African Continental Free Trade Area set up in hope of boosting regional business ties.
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Trump – why is he really putting tariffs on steel and aluminum?

Trump – why is he really putting tariffs on steel and aluminum? | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Donald Trump announced on 2nd March that the US will impose a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff and aluminum imports. A tariff protects domestic firms against overseas competition and raises revenue for the government. A tariff is a tax placed (or levied) on imports that raises the price of imported goods…
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Trump's tariff move shows he flunked economics (opinion)

Trump's tariff move shows he flunked economics (opinion) | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
The President is making primitive and damaging errors because he hasn't a clue as to how the world economy works and how to deliver on his promises to raise US living standards, writes Jeffrey Sachs.
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Yes, bacon really is killing us | News | The Guardian

Yes, bacon really is killing us | News | The Guardian | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
The long read: Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe?
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India GDP: GDP Growth Seen Gaining Pace In The Third Quarter

India GDP: GDP Growth Seen Gaining Pace In The Third Quarter | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
The Indian economy is expected to have picked up pace in the October-December quarter due to stronger growth across services and industry. Government data due to be released on Wednesday is likely to show a pick up in gross value added growth to 6.7 percent in the third quarter of the current fiscal, according to a Bloomberg survey.
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The Economy Is Getting Hotter. Is a Productivity Boom Next? - The New York Times

The Economy Is Getting Hotter. Is a Productivity Boom Next? - The New York Times | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
New research from McKinsey suggests that for the economy to become more productive, demand matters.
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Carlos Rafael, who ruled New Bedford’s fishing of cod and haddock, was caught lying about his catches. Now the piers have grown quiet.

Carlos Rafael, who ruled New Bedford’s fishing of cod and haddock, was caught lying about his catches. Now the piers have grown quiet. | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Carlos Rafael, who ruled New Bedford’s fishing of cod and haddock, was caught lying about his catches. Now the piers have grown quiet.
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Apple sells fewer phones but profits rise

Apple sells fewer phones but profits rise | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
The price of the iPhone X compensates for a dip in handset sales during the last three months of 2017.
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Forget GDP: There's a better way to measure a country's economic health

Forget GDP: There's a better way to measure a country's economic health | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Is gross domestic product a sufficient measure of an economy's health? Many argue that GDP, which counts the sum of the goods and services produced by a nation, fails to reflect a population's wellbeing, because it accounts for neither distribution of income nor extractive effects such as pollution. This week, the World Bank publishe
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Creativity and freedom | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

Creativity and freedom | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Creativity is often highly concentrated in time and space, and across different domains. In the 15th century, Florence was home to an amazing number of ground-breaking innovators in literature, painting, sculpture, philosophy, and science. At the turn of the 19th century, Vienna hosted pioneers in painting, medicine, biology, psychology, philosophy, music, who all interacted with one another.
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BBC - Travel - Poland’s surprisingly beautiful cheese

BBC - Travel - Poland’s surprisingly beautiful cheese | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Oscypek, a golden-hued, spindle-shaped cheese, is as delicious as it is beautiful. But authentic versions are getting increasingly hard to find.
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BBC - Capital - Clever people spark greater cooperation

BBC - Capital - Clever people spark greater cooperation | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
The more generous and cooperative members of society work in the best interest of others - and themselves
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Fed announces US rate increase

Fed announces US rate increase | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
The US central bank signals growing confidence that US tax cuts and spending will boost the economy.
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Paul Krugman Explains Trade and Tariffs - The New York Times

Paul Krugman Explains Trade and Tariffs - The New York Times | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Pennsylvania, China, steel and illusions. Here are his answers to some of your questions.
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'Corporations Are People' Is Built on a 19th-Century Lie

'Corporations Are People' Is Built on a 19th-Century Lie | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
How a farcical series of events in the 1880s produced an enduring and controversial legal precedent
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McDonald’s Big Mac record holder on pace to eat 30,000 by May

McDonald’s Big Mac record holder on pace to eat 30,000 by May | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3wi1Ka4tgY MILWAUKEE -- Big Mac eating record-holder Don Gorske is on pace to eat 30,000 of the McDonald's burgers by May, FOX Business reports. Gorske was recognized by the Guinness World Records book in 2016 when ate his 28,788th Big Mac.
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Fed sees economy past full employment but with only 'moderate' wage gains

Fed sees economy past full employment but with only 'moderate' wage gains | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Fed policymakers see an economy that may be past full employment, market prices that are high and overall growth that continues to gather steam.
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Why speaking more than one language can boost economic growth

Why speaking more than one language can boost economic growth | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Being multilingual has been linked to higher exports, higher incomes and a healthier workforce. Proving it's never too soon to introduce more languages to your life.
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UK considers customs union deal

Theresa May's Brexit advisers are secretly considering whether Britain could strike an agreement that would restrict the loss of EU trade but would als
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Rich or poor, Swiss are big fans of organic food

Rich or poor, Swiss are big fans of organic food | Econ Macro | Scoop.it
Why is Swiss meat among the most expensive in the world? Farmers, consumer groups and industry experts all have their opinions.
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