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Litvinenko inquest close to collapse after coroner rules crucial evidence secret

The inquest into the death of Alexander Litvinenko is close to collapse after a coroner partially upheld an application by William Hague to keep …

Famed Race Driver Dick Trickle Dies, Suicide Suspected

Dick Trickle, a "short-track hero" in the '70s and '80s who moved to the NASCAR circuit later in his career, died Thursday.<p>According to <i>The Charlotte Observer</i>, the 71-year-old was killed by "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Lincoln County [N.C.] deputies said."<p>The <i>Observer</i> adds that "in …

The Unemployment Rate Is Much Higher Than They Tell You

The 7.5% US unemployment rate, at its lowest level since 2008, seems to be telling a story of slow-but-steady recovery after the Great Recession and Financial Crisis.<p>Unfortunately, the bulk of evidence suggests the "real" jobless rate is far higher. As the U-3 rate has fallen, so has the labor …

Economy

America’s Carriers Are Terrible. It’s Probably Your Fault.

A few days ago I landed in England and, expecting little, slipped an old UK SIM card into my phone. I’d bought it when living in London five years ago, and hadn’t used it in more than a year. But to my amazement it was still active — as was the money I’d added to its pay-as-you-go account 16 months …

Japan Is About To Prove Keynesian Economics Entirely Wrong

Or we could run the headline as “Japan is about to prove Keynesian economics entirely correct”. For we’ve that wonderful thing going on, that extreme rarity in economics, a natural experiment. One which will either prove or disprove the central tenet of popular Keynesian economics. Please note, I …

The College Bubble Is Finally Bursting

Some schools are seeing just 20% of the students they accepted enrolling, versus the usual rate of 33%. These schools have raised tuition discount rate — the price after grants and scholarships — to an all-time high of 45%.<p>Meanwhile, the median sticker price increased just 3.9% last fall, the …

College & University

Better Safety in Bangladesh Could Raise Clothing Prices by About 25 Cents

According to one rights group, safety enhancements in factories would barely raise prices.<p>There was some rare happy news out of Bangladesh today as Reshma Akhter, an 18-year-old seamstress, was dug out and rescued after 17 days of being trapped in the wreckage of a collapsed eight-story garment …

Venezuela inflation hits nearly 30%

Print this page<p>Some honeymoon. Barely a month into his presidential term, and the situation facing Nicolas Maduro is decidedly unenviable.<p>Try as he …