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Real Time Economics: The Fed’s Improving Outlook | Businesses Work Harder to Find Employees | Productivity Boost …

In today’s issue, the Fed’s economic outlook brightens, small businesses work harder to find employees, productivity may be about to perk up, companies expand parental leave, Amazon makes another conquest, and colleges learn about economic Darwinism. FED BULLISH ON ECONOMY Federal Reserve officials are giving the economy a ringing endorsement, …

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DIARY-Political and General News Events from Feb 22

Feb 22 (Reuters) – For other diaries, please see: U.S. Federal Reserve Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Top Economic Events ———————————————————– This Diary is filed daily. Indicates new events ———————————————————- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 TOKYO – Chile President Michelle Bachelet Jeria will pay an official working visit to Japan (to …

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Sustainability a matter of economics, JBS exec says

Agricultural sustainability is more than just taking care of the environment, according to an executive of the world‘s second-largest food company. Cameron Bruett, vice president of corporate affairs and sustainability for JBS, told the Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture Wednesday morning that ag sustainability is a “holistic effort.” Bruett was …

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There’s more to jobs and growth than a corporate tax cut

Posted February 22, 2018 13:42:03 Photo: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull left for Washington on Wednesday. (AAP: David Moir) Editor’s note: This analysis has been revised and updated by our chief economics correspondent. Passages that could be interpreted as opinion have been removed. Our editorial processes have also been reviewed. Emma …

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Priya Varrier, and economics of social media stardom

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University of Georgia study is disconnected from grid economics

A February 2018 report by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia grossly mischaracterizes the experience with competitive electricity markets and monopoly utility regulation. Although the report makes a few fair points, it’s a deeply biased and intellectually unsound research document overall. The paper misunderstands economic …

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European Economics Preview: Eurozone Flash PMI Data Due

BRUSSELS (Alliance News) – Flash Purchasing Managers’ survey from euro area and unemployment from the UK are due on Wednesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 3.00 am ET, IHS Markit releases France’s flash PMI data. The composite PMI is seen at 59.2 in February versus …

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