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The Latest: First candidates cast vote in French election 23.4.2017 Washington Post: World
The Latest on the first round of France’s presidential election (all times local):
France is about to hold a crucial election. Here's everything you need to know 23.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Who are the candidates in Sunday's French election? A look at the top candidates in this crucial vote
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Security tight as France prepares for presidential vote 23.4.2017 Washington Post
Early voting began overseas in France’s most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country’s next president silenced their campaigns as required to give voters a period of reflection.
Coal Miners’ Futures in Renewable Energy 23.4.2017
Exclusive: President Trump has scored political points by touting coal-mining jobs, but he could create more real jobs in coal country by recognizing the potential for renewable-energy jobs, says Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall If President Trump wants to earn…Read more →
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The Latest: French campaigns halt prior to presidential vote 23.4.2017 Washington Post: World
The Latest on France’s presidential race (all times local):
France kicks off presidential vote; security tight 23.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Paris • Polling stations opened Saturday in France’s far-flung overseas territories for the country’s unpredictable presidential election as the 11 candidates in the race observed a ban on campaigning. With voting beginning Sunday on the French mainland, the government has mobilized more than 50,000 police and gendarmes to protect 70,000 polling stations, with an additional 7,000 soldiers on patrol. France’s 10 percent unemployment and its lackluster economy top voters’ concerns as first-round b...
Is a “robot tax” really an “innovation penalty”? 22.4.2017 techCrunch
 When Bill Gates recently suggested robots should pay income tax like any other employee, I didn’t immediately disagree. I applaud Gates’ bold thinking to help solve one of society’s biggest upcoming challenges: embracing automation in a way that “lifts all boats” instead of leaving large swaths of society behind. A robot tax would help offset the reduced… Read ...
Tribune Op-ed: Modern society demands excellence in education 22.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Our Schools Now has created a buzz in Utah not just about education funding, but also tax policy. Regrettably, some have become focused on tax structure while overlooking the overwhelming evidence that calls for additional investment in education. As this initiative moves forward, we cannot afford to forget what’s at stake. First, student achievement in Utah currently falls short. By multiple measures, thousands of students are not receiving the education necessary to be successful in the 21st c... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Marine Le Pen, Donald Trump and the Emergence of New Right-Wing Movements 22.4.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Globalization's contradictions have changed the political and ideological landscape of capitalist societies, introducing a new right-wing radicalism that has adopted the "antiglobalization" rhetoric of the left, says political economist C.J. Polychroniou. In this context, the left needs to rethink strategies for a new globalized economy, as a return to the old nation-state is not plausible. Marine Le Pen, a frontrunner in the coming French presidential election, at a rally in Monswiller, France, April 5, 2017. (Pascal Bastien / The New York Times) Want to see more original stories like this? Make a tax-deductible donation to support the independent investigative reporting and analysis at Truthout! Brexit, the rise of Donald Trump and the emergence of a new right-wing radicalism in both Europe and the United States signify fundamental developments in the political and ideological landscape of Western societies, while at the same time, there is a resurgence of extreme nationalism and authoritarian politics ...
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Saudi Arabia plans a future beyond oil 22.4.2017 Washington Post
Faced with a crash in crude oil prices that began in 2014, the world’s premier petro-state has a vision for economic reinvention that includes selling a chunk of its crown jewel, the state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco.
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Colorado’s historically low unemployment squeezes labor market 22.4.2017 Denver Post: Business
Colorado's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2.6 percent in March from 2.9 percent in February. That is the lowest of any state in the country and the lowest ever in Colorado in records going back to 1976.
Unemployment in California falls to 4.9%, lowest since 2006 22.4.2017 LA Times: Business
California piled on 19,300 jobs in March, and unemployment dropped to 4.9%. It was the first time the state's jobless rate fell below 5% since December 2006.
Global finance officials argue benefits of free trade 22.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The world’s major economies are united in their belief that free trade delivers healthy economic growth. But they also agree that more needs to be done for those left behind, and the new Trump administration is letting it be known that it intends to make sure that America’s trade deals are fair for U.S. workers. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told reporters Friday that if more isn’t done “we will see more protectionism and countries retreating from globalization.” Schaeu...
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Protectionism will sink the economy and the markets 21.4.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Protectionism will sink the economy and the markets
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11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes race 21.4.2017 Washington Post: World
From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France’s presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism’s global appeal. The traditional left-right contenders are joined — and often have been overshadowed during the campaign — by rivals pledging to scrap long-held expectations, such as France’s participation in the European Union and NATO.
Report: Voyageurs visitors add $24 million to local economy 21.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The park service says nearly 242,000 people visited Voyageurs last year, spending nearly $20 million in communities near the park.
U.S. home sales shoot up to 10-year high 21.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Americans purchased homes in March at the fastest pace in over a decade, a strong start to the traditional spring buying season. Sales of existing homes climbed 4.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.71 million, the National Association of Realtors said Friday. This was the fastest sales rate since February 2007. The U.S. housing market faces something of a split personality: A stable economy has intensified demand from would-be buyers, but the number of pr...
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Utah's job growth in March was steady 3.2 percent 21.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah’s economy sailed along in March, supporting 45,700 more jobs than it did a year earlier, a solid 3.2 percent year-over-year growth rate. The state’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.1 percent, among the nation’s best, the Utah Department of Workforce Services reported Friday. About 47,700 unemployed Utahns are actively seeking work, said Carrie Mayne, the department’s chief economist, while the state’s employment total climbed to 1,455,600. “Job growth continues at a firm pace, providing ...
As Mideast looks past oil, spotlight shines on entrepreneurs 21.4.2017 AP Business
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A mobile app to track school buses, Arabic cooking videos on YouTube and even a portable bidet are finding support from governments in the Gulf as a slide in oil prices forces states to cull cushy public sector jobs and look to entrepreneurs to plug the gap....
100 Days of Trump—bans, bombs, and chocolate cake 21.4.2017 Daily Kos
x No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2017 The idea of the “first 100 days” as a measure of presidential accomplishment emerged during FDR’s first term. Faced with an economy in collapse, soaring unemployment, and institutions failing on all fronts, Roosevelt began his term with incredible vigor . He gathered his cabinet together on the afternoon following the inauguration and began work that day.  In that 100 days that followed, FDR picked up the fallen country, put it on its feet, and aimed it in a new direction. He signed 15 major pieces of legislation. Within a week of the inauguration, the Emergency Banking Act reopened banks. The government then stepped in to help farmers. Then school kids. Then to begin the massive infrastructure projects many of which survive to this day—a last physical legacy of a furious burst of political activity.  The ...
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