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Washinton Post /
Wedding flutes, a 1979 Jeep, a tiny bomber jacket: What people are selling to pay bills during the shutdown

In the weeks since the federal government was paralyzed by a partial shutdown, furloughed workers and their families have offered treasured pieces of their pasts for sale. Heirlooms, passion projects and memorabilia are suddenly a means to an end, a way to feed the kids or scrape together a mortgage payment.

ABC /
For the NFL and all of football, a new threat: an evaporating insurance market

From the NFL to rec leagues, football is facing a stark, new threat: an evaporating insurance market that is fundamentally altering the economics of the sport, squeezing and even killing off programs faced with higher costs and a scarcity of available coverage, an Outside the Lines investigation has found. The NFL no ...

ESPN /
OTL: Football facing growing insurance issue

From the NFL to rec leagues, football is facing a stark new threat: An evaporating insurance market that is fundamentally altering the sport's ...

CBC /
Brexit warning to Canadians that manufacturing political division has economic consequences: Don Pittis

Brexit offers an economic warning to Canadians trying to benefit by stoking anger and division. ...

CBC /
A Brexit lesson in economics for Canadians hoping to profit from anger: Don Pittis

Brexit offers an economic warning to Canadians trying to benefit by stoking anger and division. ...

VoA /
John Bogle, Founder of Vanguard, Dies at 89 

John C. Bogle, who simplified investing for the masses by launching the first index mutual fund and founded Vanguard Group, died Wednesday, the ...

NBC /
U.S. fertility rate continues 7-year decline

Government researchers did not offer an explanation, but experts cited factors including changing economics and fewer teen pregnancies.

VoA /
Building Boom Turning to Bust as Turkey's Economy Slows

Deep in a provincial region of northwestern Turkey, it looks like a mirage — hundreds of luxury houses built in neat rows, their pointed towers somewhere between French chateau and Disney castle. Meant to provide luxurious accommodations for foreign buyers, the houses are however standing empty in what is anything but a fairy tale for their ...

VoA /
Elvis Presley's Jewelry, Clothing Sold at Graceland Auction

Jewelry, clothing and other Elvis Presley-related memorabilia have been sold at auction in Tennessee. Elvis Presley Enterprises says the auction at The Guest House Graceland netted more than $600,000 Tuesday on what would have been his 84th birthday. The Guest House is a hotel located steps from the Graceland home, where the singer lived in ...

VoA /
US Commerce Secretary: US, China Can Reach Trade Deal 'We Can Live With'

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross predicted on Monday that Beijing and Washington could reach a trade deal that "we can live with" as officials ...

NY Times /
The Economics of Soaking the Rich

What does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know about tax policy? A lot.

The Guardian /
US economy smashes jobs expectations – as it happened

Growth in UK and US in focus after new year fears rattle markets 3.17pm GMT Nobody was expecting that. After a shortened week of trading marked by volatility and large sell-offs in household name stocks, led by Apple, US jobs data has given ...

VoA /
China Says US Envoys Due in Beijing for Talks on Trade Fight

American envoys are due in Beijing for talks Monday in a tariff battle over Chinese technology ambitions that threatens to hobble global economic growth. The two days of meetings are aimed at carrying out the Dec. 1 truce by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping that postponed additional tariff hikes, the Ministry of Commerce announced Friday. ...

NBC /
Trump claims credit for cheap gas. Experts say it's not so simple.

Experts said Trump can take some credit for the increased supply of gas that has driven prices lower, but that fuel economics is a hugely complex subject, impacted by many variables.

CNN /
Elections, economics and the world's biggest pilgrimage: India in 2019

This year brought big changes to Indian society. The Supreme Court decriminalized gay sex and scrapped an outdated adultery law, both relics of the colonial past, while the #MeToo movement finally arrived in a country notorious for sexual violence ...

NY Times /
Bad Faith, Pathos and G.O.P. Economics

On professionals who sold their integrity, and got nothing in return.

CBC /
Missing B.C. professor Ramazan Gencay found dead in Colombia

A British Columbia professor who went missing in Colombia earlier this month has been found dead. ...

The Guardian /
The best way to scupper Putin and Trump? Scrap Brexit | Natalie Nougayrède

The autocratic Russian and US presidents see the UK leaving the EU as a vindication of their worldviewLast week I was browsing through Henry Kissinger’s 2014 book, World Order, when the news broke that Jim Mattis, the US defence secretary, had resigned, sending a shockwave of new uncertainties across Europe. It made these lines from Kissinger all ...

USA Today /
Q&A: Does the stock market sell-off mean a recession is coming?

Is the stock market's recent plunge signaling a recession in 2019? Economics reporter Paul Davidson breaks it down.        

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