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America Inc and the rage against Beijing
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ONE of the naughty secrets about America’s trade war with China is that it has the tacit support of much of America’s business establishment. For the past 20 years big firms’ default mode has been Sino-infatuation. Schumpeter attended a dinner in 2016 between the captains of USA Inc and Li Keqiang, China’s premier, and you […]

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The number of new banks in America has fallen off a cliff
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THE single-storey main branch of the Texas Hill Country Bank, in Kerrville, sits at the back of a tired shopping centre, in the shade of a six-storey Wells Fargo building. When Roy Thompson, the chief executive, was hired (from Wells) in 2012, three years after it opened, he ran a radio ad campaign to alert […]

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Capital is on its way to America, but for bad reasons
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ACCORDING to President Donald Trump, money is pouring into America from abroad. The tax reform he signed into law in December means American firms can no longer defer paying taxes on profits left sitting in foreign subsidiaries. The change has led to some uplifting headlines. Apple said that it would make a one-off tax payment […]

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Recent tax reforms in America will hurt charities
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DESPITE its oft-professed pro-market orthodoxy, America has always had an unusually large non-profit sector. Americans gave $390bn to charity in 2016, with the bulk of contributions coming from individual donors. Historically, revenues at non-profits tend to track GDP growth. The recent tax reforms imply that despite strong economic growth, charitable contributions in America are poised […]

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Here Are the 50 Best Jobs In America, According to Glassdoor
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It’s based on salary, job satisfaction, and sheer number of positions available. Is your job on the list?

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Dial-Up Internet is a Still Thing in Rural America. Why That's a Problem (For Everyone)
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More than 30% of rural Americans lack access to high-speed internet. That’s holding back economic development, and helping create di

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America holds the World Trade Organisation hostage
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EIGHT months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the rules-based system of global trade remains intact. Threats to impose broad tariffs have come to nothing. Some ominous investigations into whether imports into America are a national-security threat are on hold. Mr Trump looks less a hard man than a boy crying wolf. All the same, supporters of […]

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Shark Week meets Worst Cooks in America
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Another fat bundle FORGET your subscription to Netflix. Would you pay $5 a month for a collection of TV channels that gave you programmes such as “90 Day Fiancé”, “Pit Bulls and Parolees”, “My Cat from Hell”, “Worst Cooks in America” and “Shark Week”? Irresistible as this may seem, it is not yet on offer. […]

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These Are the 10 States With the Rudest Drivers in America (They're Not the Ones You Think)
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How did New Jersey, Florida, and Massachusetts fail to make the list?

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Worries mount about car finance in America and Britain
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THOUSANDS of second-hand cars, ranging from dented clunkers to Bentleys, glisten under the evening floodlights at Major World, a car dealership in Queens, a borough of New York. “Business has been good,” says a crisply-dressed salesman, scurrying between prospective customers. Almost everyone who wants to buy a car at Major World can get approved for […]

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