Africa: For Africa, Good Policies Bring Good Prospects

IMFOnce again, the latest review of growth prospects for sub-Saharan Africa shows that the region’s economy is in strong health. Growth in the region is set to pick up to 5½ percent in 2014 compared to 4.9 percent last year (see Chart 1). My view is that this growth momentum will continue over the medium term if countries rise to new challenges and manage their economies as dexterously as they have over the past decade or

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Positive: Britain’s budget gap narrowest since financial crisis

Britain’s hefty budget deficit has fallen to its lowest since the financial crisis, official data showed on Wednesday. The deficit in the 2013-14 tax year fell to 6.6 per cent of gross domestic product from 7.4 per cent in 2012-13 — in line with recent government plans.

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Veterans Are Dying While They’re Waiting Months To Get Health Care From The Government

CREDIT: Shutterstock Dozens of veterans have died after being forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a months-long investigation conducted by CNN. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which is plagued with long waiting lists and inefficient systems, is failing to adequately connect former military service members with the health care they need.

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Thousands displaced following renewed fighting in South Kordofan and Blue Nile

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Chad, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan HIGHLIGHTS • HAC reports that close to 6,700 people fled their homes in eastern South Kordofan over the past week following clashes between Government security forces and SPLM-N.

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The Antidote To Capitalism’s Abuse: Massive Organizing

Looking back to the defeat of the labor movement since the early 1980s, three lessons seem especially important. First, any gains made under capitalism are temporary; they can be reversed.

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The Koch Brothers and the Puppets They Control: The Koch brothers for decades op…
The Koch Brothers and the Puppets They Control: The Koch brothers for decades op… The Koch Brothers and the Puppets They Control: The Koch brothers for decades op…

The Koch Brothers and the Puppets They Control: The Koch brothers for decades operated in the shadows of American public life while pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into front groups promoting what Sen. Bernie Sanders has called the “billionaire agenda.” Now Republicans are trying to silence Koch brother critics like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. So what are the Republicans trying to hide?

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The Koch Brothers and the Puppets They Control: The Koch brothers for decades o…
The Koch Brothers and the Puppets They Control: The Koch brothers for decades o… The Koch Brothers and the Puppets They Control: The Koch brothers for decades o…

The Koch Brothers and the Puppets They Control: The Koch brothers for decades operated in the shadows of American public life while pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into front groups promoting what Sen. Bernie Sanders has called the “billionaire agenda.” Now Republicans are trying to silence Koch brother critics like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. So what are the Republicans trying to hide?

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How Taxpayers Subsidize the Multi-Million Dollar Salaries of Restaurant CEOs

As the fight to raise the minimum wage has gained momentum, the restaurant industry has emerged as the biggest opponent. This is no surprise, since the industry claims the highest percentage of low-wage workers—60 percent—of any other business sector

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Germany Helped Prep Russia for War

Over the past few years, NATO countries have helped Russia revolutionize its armed forces.

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Google Asked to Censor Two Million Pirate Bay URLs
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In an effort to make it difficult for the public to find pirated content, copyright holders send millions of takedown notices to Google every week. One of the top domains listed in these notices is thepiratebay.se. Since the notorious torrent site doesn’t accept takedown requests itself, copyright holders have to turn to Google to do something about the appearance of their work on the infamous torrent site

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