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5 places the rich hide their money

Offshore wealth rose to $8.5 trillion in 2012, the latest year studied, according to a Boston Consulting Group report.
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Another Great Recession level fades as U.S. passes employment peak

Another Great Recession level fades as U.S. passes employment peak | The Future of Work and the middle class | Scoop.it
After six years, the U.S. economy has finally recaptured the total number of jobs lost due to the Great Recession.
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Half of Americans can’t afford their house

People are taking second jobs and deferring retirement savings to make mortgage and rent payments.
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Wait, did the poor actually get richer?

Wait, did the poor actually get richer? | The Future of Work and the middle class | Scoop.it
Call Thomas Piketty -- there's some breaking news on the income inequality front. The poor appear to have got richer, and the rich have got poorer.
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Is the American Century over? Amotz Asa-El's View from Jerusalem

China may soon be the largest economy in the world, but the United States is still No. 1 in innovation, writes Amotz Asa-El.
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The death of lunch

America has become a country that has turned lunchtime into errand or work time — and a rushed one at that.
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What was really behind the numbers in the jobs report Outside the Box

The workforce-participation rate is falling, and that’s a good thing, writes Tim Mullaney.
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Retirement: Why you’ll spend a ton on doctors and rent Robert Powell

New data illustrates how health-care and housing costs claim a growing share of your expenses as you age. Robert Powell explains how to keep those costs from undermining your retirement.
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Most jobs created in this recovery are low-wage, study finds

Deep into the recovery, job growth is still heavily concentrated in lower-wage industries, according to a report by the National Employment Law Project.
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America’s Most (and Least) Common Jobs

The Most Common Jobs 10. Janitors and cleaners > Total number of jobs: 2.1 million > Pct. change 2012 to 2022: 12.1% > Average annual income: $25,140 The number of janitors is expected to grow by 12% between 2012 and 2022, according to the BLS, roughly in line with the 10.8% projected growth rate for […]
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Puerto Rico woos rich with hefty tax breaks

Hedge fund titan John Paulson expected to invest $1 billion in island by 2015 as it transforms itself into a tax haven.
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Actually, Upshot, America does have the richest middle class in the world

The New York Times says Americans don't have the richest middle class in the world. Actually, they do.
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80 astuces pour Google Chrome à connaître

- Analyser son historique de navigation
Vous souhaitez avoir un rapport détaillé sur votre navigation sur Internet ou sur celle d'un tiers ? Avec l'extension History Trends Unlimited pour Google Chrome, vous allez pouvoir analyser votre historique et dresser de nombreux graphiques et rapports d'activité : noms de domaine les plus visités, temps passé sur Internet, jours et heures où vous avez le plus navigués, etc. Suite ... - Désactiver la prédiction des URL
Lorsque vous commencez à saisir une adresse ou des termes pour une recherche dans la barre d'adresses, le navigateur Chrome essaie de deviner le site que vous souhaitez visiter et vous propose une liste de suggestions. Pour certains utilisateurs, cela peut être pratique, mais pour d'autres, notamment pour des questions de respect de la vie privée, cela peut être gênant. Suite ...
- Désactiver le plugin Java
Même s'il est souvent mis à jour, le programme Java est régulièrement la cible d'attaque et de failles de sécurité. Si vous utilisez Java dans certains services Web, nous vous conseillons de le désactiver avec le navigateur Web que vous utilisez habituellement, Chrome par exemple. Vous pourrez alors l'utiliser dans un autre navigateur Web dédié aux services qui ont besoin de Java. Suite ... - Mettre en pause un téléchargement 
Lorsque vous lancez le téléchargement d'un fichier, un bouton vous présentant l'avancée du téléchargement s'affiche en bas de la fenêtre. Ce bouton vous permet également de suspendre momentanément le transfert, pour récupérer votre bande passante pour un autre téléchargement par exemple. Suite ...

 

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Fewer good jobs in the new economy

The U.S. may have regained all the jobs destroyed by the Great Recession, but the new jobs that replaced the old ones aren’t any better — and that helps explain why the five-year recovery has seemed so anemic thus far.
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The American Dream is out of reach, say hardship-hit families

A fresh poll shows most Americans think the 'dream' has become impossible to reach.
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How to invest if Piketty is right on growing inequality

How to invest if Piketty is right on growing inequality | The Future of Work and the middle class | Scoop.it
Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategists say Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" highlights the impact of the very rich on the global economy, and how important it is to analyze plutocrats when investing.
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Say goodbye to capitalism as we know it Keynote Speaker

Proactive consumers are creating a new, nearly free economic system, with profound implications for the future of capitalism, writes Jeremy Rifkin.
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When China will overtake the U.S., in one chart Asia Stocks to Watch

There’s been some excitement in recent days over World Bank estimates suggesting that China will overtake the U.S. later this year to become the world’s largest economy. But one HSBC economist isn’t buying it.
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Why India Will Soon Outpace China

On the face of it, the title of this article will seem absurd to many. While China's economic growth has slowed, it's still running at a brisk 7.4% annual rate. Moreover, the Chinese government seems to be successfully slowin
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Bakken’s billion: a step to U.S. oil independence? Commodities Corner

The Bakken field has reached production of 1 billion barrels of crude oil, a milestone that show just how far the U.S. has come, but also how much further it has to go, to reach the energy independence it’s been striving for.
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Why China matters to the world, in one chart Asia Stocks to Watch

Yes, China’s trade account has been shrinking recently, and yes, it’s economy has slowed compared to its growth in years past, but as a new chart from Bank of America notes, it’s presence on the world economic stage hasn’t dimmed.
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Job shortages, not unemployment, will be the biggest concern in a decade

The current debate in economic circles is just how much slack is available in the U.S. economy. But the chief concern in a decade's time will be the opposite -- labor shortages.
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Debate club: for and against Piketty’s ‘Capital’

Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Rex Nutting spar over Thomas Piketty’s best-selling ‘Capital in the 21st Century.’
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Piketty’s book on capitalism presents policy challenge Darrell Delamaide's Political Capital

Thomas Piketty’s critique of capitalism has diagnosed the problem of excessive accumulation of wealth, but his suggested cure — a progressive tax on wealth — seems impossible to achieve, Darrell Delamaide writes.
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Author of ‘oligarchy’ paper says the working class has lost

Martin Gilens, the Princeton University professor who co-authored the paper that basically argues that the U.S. is an oligarchy, said in an interview published Tuesday that he agreed with the idea that the class war is over -- and that the working class has lost.
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