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Raising Wages to Help Workers Could Actually Help Robots Replace Them

Unions and pro-labor groups around the world campaign for higher minimum wages and stronger job-protection laws. Last year, seven U.S. states …

Income Inequality

Amount of debt Canadian farmers carried relative to asset value increased in 2016

The amount of debt Canadian farmers collectively carried relative to the value of their assets increased in 2016 for the first time since 2009, putting operators at heightened risk of going out of business should the next two or three years treat them poorly.<p>Further, roughly 70 per cent of farm …

Business (Canada)

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A …

Disaster economics

Natural disasters create a great deal of human suffering. A growing global population and climate change place more of the world's population at risk …

Two years on, the Kuiper Belt is in sight

ON SEPTEMBER 11th, nearly 6bn kilometres from Earth, beyond the orbit of Neptune, a spacecraft emerged from hibernation. The primary task of <i>New</i> …

U.S. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Decline in August

© Reuters. U.S. retail sales drop 0.2% in August, core sales increase 0.5%<p>Investing.com – Retail sales unexpectedly fell in August, underlining …

As electric motors improve, more things are being electrified

HENRY FORD may have brought motoring to the masses in 1908 with the Model T, but his wife, Clara, preferred to drive an electric car. Combustion …

China declares itself a global power

IN RECENT days government employees across China, from postal officials in the north-east to tax auditors in the south-west, have been corralled into …

China

The digital economy is making us poorer - but that can't be right

Use of WhatsApp as an example of productivity growth and economic measures tells us we're worse off. Are we therefore measuring the numbers wrongly?

Housing crisis could hold back economic growth, warns Deloitte

Consultancy says crisis could limit Ireland’s ability to attract post-Brexit investment<p>Fri, Sep 15, 2017, 05:45 Updated: Fri, Sep 15, 2017, 12:12<p>Left …

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IN THE early hours of September 7th air-launched missiles struck a set of buildings near the town of Masyaf in western Syria. None of the governments …