Developed Countries

Tax plan to hit squeezed middle for extra €250

Workers facing PRSI increase to boost welfare payments pot<p>Department of Social Protection papers argue that Irish workers pay one of the lowest rates …

Self-employment

Britain’s slum landlords are the best in the world says MinisterNewsBiscuit | NewsBiscuit

In response to a number of negative reports compiled by Shelter and other charities the Government’s Communities Secretary today defended Britain’s …

Housing

Fistula complications still rife in Africa

JOHANNESBURG - The discovery of caesarean section in the 19th century virtually eradicated Fistula in developed countries.<p>But the condition still …

Africa

Seminole tax collector on Facebook: How do Muslims benefit society? Asking for a friend

Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg touched off a firestorm Saturday with a Facebook post that asked for examples of how Muslims have …

Religion

OK Google speaker shootout. And the winner is?

Over the past couple of weeks, we have reviewed ten of the available Google Assistant speakers.<p>It does show that there are distinct Google Assistant …

Google Home

Big Data: 95,767 participants

<b>95,767:</b> That’s how many participants in 369 communities were assessed for blood pressure, as part of an effort to understand how much salt is …

World Health Organization

Let's Talk Turkey And Emerging Markets

The markets throughout the world have been under significant pressure due to significant currency devaluations in the emerging markets. Turkey was …

Business

Sony LF-S50G OK Google speaker (updated review)

The Sony LF-S50G is a step up from Google’s Home and Mini options. It offers the typical Sony easy listening sound. But how does it compare to the …

Google Home

Value to be Had With Asia ETFs

<i>This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com.</i><p>Developed Asia and some related single-country ETFs, including the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSEArca: EWJ), the largest Japan-related ETF on the market, are currently offering compelling discounts relative to other major developed markets. “As …

ETFs

Scientists Restore Vision in Blind Mice Using Retinal Stem Cell Technique

The research conducted on congenitally blind mice saw the effective transformation of supportive eye cells into photoreceptors. It is the first of …

Fish

Here's How 'External Dollar Debt' Produces An 'Emerging Market Crisis'

Emerging market currencies are collapsing pretty much everywhere these days. But it's safe to assume that most people don't understand exactly what's …

Business

Global equity market shrinks as buybacks surge | Financial Times

The global equity market is shrinking at the fastest pace in at least two decades, as a wave of corporate share buybacks swamps the overall volume of …

Markets

How Does Climate Change Affect The Air We Breathe Indoors?

<i>How is climate change ruining our indoor air? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Michael Barnard, Low-carbon Innovation Strategist, on Quora:</b><p><b>How is climate change ruining our indoor air?</b><p>…

Quora

Amazon was rumored to be opening an Israeli warehouse. A new survey hints the rumors may be correct.

Parcels being processed and prepared for dispatch at the Amazon.com fulfillment centre in Castel San Giovanni, Italy, Nov. 17, 2017. (Emanuele …

Jewish Culture

French press review 16 August 2018

The Genoa bridge disaster continues to dominate the French front pages, as the search for survivors continues.<p>The French papers continue to focus on …

France

America Leapfrogged Other Countries in Tax Reform, and Economic Growth Is the Result

In February 2017, U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady remarked at a conference on international tax competition, “Our blueprint …

Economics

The Great American Con: Why Giving False Hope To Coal Country Is The Cruelest Hoax Of All

But the reality couldn’t be any different — that coal is no longer the linchpin of the American economy and that there are now cleaner and cheaper …

U.S. Economy

Asia On Sale

<i>As Russ notes, in a world with few bargains, one stands out: Asia.</i><p>While not enjoying 2017-like returns, stocks are having a decent year. Developed …

Investing

Governance woes behind US trade war

Illustration: Peter C. Espina/GT<p>For now, there is still no end in sight to the brewing trade war between the world's two economic heavy hitters. …

Economics

GSK sees positive signs from trials of reduced HIV treatment | Financial Times

GlaxoSmithKline’s HIV division has welcomed the results of a trial that could see the drug regime of patients cut from a daily dose of three drugs to …

Administrative Law

New Zealand restricts home sales to foreign buyers | Financial Times

New Zealand’s parliament passed a law on Wednesday restricting foreigners from buying residential property, delivering a victory for the government …

New Zealand

A traumatic brain injury may increase the risk of suicide, study says

Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in young adults in the developed world. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. Though the reasons for any particular suicide are often inscrutable, research published Tuesday in the Journal of …

The Brain

Against Identity Politics

Beginning a few decades ago, world politics started to experience a dramatic transformation. From the early 1970s to the first decade of this …

Economics

Riches to rags castaway is now grieving for his only companion after snake bite

<b>A real-life Castaway who spends his days on a tiny island off Australia is mourning the death of his only companion, a wild dog.</b><p>Polly the dingo, who …

Grieving

The World's Weirdest Banknotes

Cash, it would seem, is on its way out. From practically universal credit card acceptance in developed countries (most notably in Scandinavia), to …

Travel

The Wrong Way to Do Paid Family Leave

Senator Marco Rubio just made a small bit of history: He became the first of his party to put forward a national paid family leave program. On Aug. …

United States

It’s time for an honest debate on the economics of retirement

A population roughly the size of London – that is the number of additional people aged 65 and over estimated to be living in the UK by 2066, bringing …

Business (UK)

Frontier Markets - Diversification At A Cheap Price

This article will primarily look into the details of the iShares MSCI Frontier 100 ETF (FM), which is the larger and more liquid frontier market ETF …

Investing

Automation may require as many as 375 million people to find new occupations by 2030

375 million<p>Between 400 million and 800 million workers around the world could lose their jobs due to automation by 2030, and 375 million could have to switch fields entirely, according to a report published by consultancy firm McKinsey.<p>Published November 29, 2017 | Photo by Reuters/Petr Josek …

Salaries & Wages

An Ethical Guide To The Much-Hated All-Inclusive Resort

Ah, the American vacation. That rare beast. That glimmering oasis. That ray of hope in the storm of late-stage capitalism. Believe it or not, Americans are taking more vacation time than ever. Employees who receive paid time off from work are clocking in at an average of 17.2 vacation days per …

Local Economies