Trump must convert surging US confidence into real growth | Mohamed El-Erian

The exuberant market reaction to his win has not been translated into progress he must work with Congress to deliver Financial markets seem convinced that the recent surge in business and consumer confidence in the US economy will soon be reflected in hard data, such as GDP growth, business investment, consumption, and wages. But economists…

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Green energy in a coal state: the struggle to bring solar jobs to West Virginia

Local entrepreneurs want to replace disappearing coal jobs with employment in solar but thats a tough move in a state that lacks the solar-friendly regulations of places like California If solar energy were Dan Conants only passion, the West Virginia native could have stayed in Vermont, working for a fast-growing startup in a state friendly…

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Take Notice, Hollywood. Latinos Are Part Of The New Mainstream.

Watching the Golden Globes last Sunday night, I recalled the story Diego Luna shared on Twitter of an older Hispanic man who cried after watching Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and for the first time being able to relate to a hero (Luna) in a blockbuster movie, a character who looked and sounded like…

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Meet Dina Powell, Ivanka Trump’s woman in the White House

Washington (CNN)Goldman Sachs executive Dina Habib Powell is joining the Trump administration in a senior role focused on entrepreneurship, economic growth and the empowerment of women. President-elect Donald Trump’s transition Team announced the position for Powell, 43, who previously served in the Bush White House and State Department, confirmed the new position to CNN Wednesday,…

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‘We’ve shown that we can’: Obama’s last letter to the American people full text

The outgoing US president reflects on the state of the nation after eight years of progress while looking ahead to what can be accomplished in the future A letter from Barack Obama to the American people, written to accompany sharing them with you. And I hope youll share them with others, and do your part…

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The business of free: How to boost your chance of getting a freebie – BBC News

It is a deliberate move by the company to target the so-called trendsetters and influencers, in the hope that they will speak positively about the product, giving it a word-of-mouth buzz. Image copyright Helen Soteriou Image caption Lipton said it wanted to create a “clearly different brand experience” This is not simply because of the…

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The wonderful football freestyling world of Indi Cowie

The 22-year-old from Boca Raton is one of the worlds top women in freestyle soccer. Luis Miguel Echegaray meets her and watches open-mouthed One of the first things that comes to mind, sitting across from Indi Cowie, whos dressed in her familiar colorful soccer attire, is how mature and focused she is. Then again, maybe…

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Pittsburgh’s thriving tech sector brings new life to post-industrial city

Academic and healthcare hubs eds and meds have helped attract technology companies such as Uber and Google, as showcased by the Thrival festival When Uber chose to test its robot-driven taxis in Pittsburgh, some may have wondered why the tech company had chosen Americas former capital of steel for its road test into the future.…

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A free market in tax is a groteseque reality | Nick Cohen

Donald Trumps tax affairs are as nothing compared to those of the great global corporations Donald Trump is offering himself as president of a country whose federal income taxes he gives every appearance of dodging. He says he is fit to be commander in chief, after avoiding giving a cent more than he could towards…

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The loudest sound in Birmingham was of doors being slammed shut | Andrew Rawnsley

The Tories are hurtling towards a hard Brexit and a riven Labour party is no position to stop them Seeking sustenance in a Brummie cafe to get me through the Tory conference, I heard myself request a full English Brexit. Thats what it does to your head: several days of close confinement with Conservatives salivating…

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