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Here's what might be in store for the nation’s two important benefit programs that serve older Americans, plus millions of children and disabled folks: Social Security and Medicare.
  #SocialSecurity   #medicare   #hillaryclinton   #donaldtrump  
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"Raising the minimum wage has not hurt anyone except the boogeyman in the imagination of the 1 percenters and their entourage."

#minimumwage   #economics   #economy   #wages  
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"Shareholder capitalism has become a means of extracting value from companies, not adding value to companies."
#capitalism   #shareholder   #economy   #stagnation   #business  
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"A victory it was — for those who reject the political and economic policies of recent years." — Economics correspondent Paul Solman reporting from Oxford

#economics #Brexit #britain #UK #eureferendum #EuropeanUnion #Europe #markets #pound
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Europe's bleak economic performance was not dictated by the gods. It was the result of the conscious decision by the EU leadership to turn towards austerity in 2010, writes economist Dean Baker.

#economy   #Europe   #europeanunion   #Brexit   #unitedkingdom   #austerity   #greatbritain  
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Labor advocates say the new overtime rules give workers a boost, but businesses say they will stunt economic growth.

#overtime   #labor   #departmentoflabor   #wages   #economy   #middleclass   #employees   #employers   #business  
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Scientists expect El Niño to die out over the next few months, but it will have lasting consequences in the form of higher commodity prices.

#elnino   #climatechange   #droughts   #wildfire   #environment   #tourism   #commodities   #prices  
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