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August 19th, 2014 at 11:21 am

Why America’s economy stinks: Because business owners are greedier than ever

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The is growth of the U.S. economy still so slow and weak? One reason is that average American consumers account for the vast majority of the spending in the economy and they are still strapped.

 

 

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August 19th, 2014 at 9:41 am

Workers find freedom and uncertainty in the sharing economy

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Piecemeal labor has taken on a shinier veneer under new rubrics: the sharing economy, the peer economy, the collaborative economy, the gig economy.

Jennifer Guidry was in the driveway of her rental apartment just after 4 a.m. on a Friday while most of the neighbors in her leafy Boston suburb were still asleep. Her blond hair pulled back in a tidy French braid she was vacuuming the inside of her car.  A Navy veteran and former accountant, Ms. Guidry uses the early time to mitigate the uncertainty of working in what’s known as the sharing economy.

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August 13th, 2014 at 8:23 am

The decline of startups and America’s aging economy: Study

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“Can Google ever be beat?”  That question was really less about Google and more about the potential of startups to disrupt the largest companies in our economy. Do we have the talent and capital needed for these companies to grow and compete against mature companies?

 

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July 15th, 2014 at 8:53 am

Abandoned luxury cars become a big problem in Dubai

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Thousands of luxury cars are being abandoned every year since Dubai’s financial meltdown.

Dubai over the last several years has been facing an unusual problem of high end sports cars being abandoned and left to gather thick layers of dust at airport parking lots and on the roadside across the city. If you’ve ever been to Dubai or anywhere in the United Arab Emirates, you will have noticed they have a serious car culture out there, with a particular preference for the latest and greatest in high-end super cars. (Pics)

 

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May 2nd, 2014 at 9:49 am

China will become the world’s largest economy by the end of 2014

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China was the world’s largest economy until 1890 before America surpassed it. By the end of 2014 China is on track to reclaim its crown.

 

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April 30th, 2014 at 7:56 am

Fewer high school graduates enroll in college after graduation

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Just 65.9 percent of students who graduated from high school in spring 2013 had enrolled in college by last October.

The proportion of high school students in the U.S. who go on to college rose regularly for decades but now appears to be declining.

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April 24th, 2014 at 9:24 am

More middle-aged moving back in with parents

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Older people are quietly moving in with their parents at twice the rate of their younger counterparts.

Debbie Rohr, her husband, and twin teenage sons live in a well-tended three-bedroom home in Salinas. The ranch-style house has a spacious kitchen that looks out on a yard filled with rosebushes. It’s a modest but comfortable house, the type that Rohr, 52, pictured for herself at this stage of life.

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March 6th, 2014 at 10:23 am

Sharing is the new buying: Insights into the Collaborative Economy

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A new report, Sharing is the New Buying, offers important insight for big brands who are grappling with the emergence of the Collaborative Economy, and for the startups that are driving this growth. The collaborative economy is a powerful movement in which people are getting the things from each other, it’s a combination of trends like the sharing economy, maker movement, and co-innovation. (Infographic)

 

 

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January 23rd, 2014 at 11:33 am

Is China’s credit bubble about to burst?

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China’s shadow banks have increased credit from 120 to 190 percent of GDP.

A historic credit boom, unregulated lenders promising high, “risk-free” returns, and surging property prices making it all go – is this the U.S. in 2004, or China in 2014?

 

 

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December 27th, 2013 at 10:47 am

What Qatar will look like in 2050

Welcome to Doha at its 21st century ‘knowledge economy’ zenith.

By 2050 what will Qatar look like?  A semi-fictional vision presented by Barry Mansfield shows likely changes in cultural and economic life brought about by a ‘rise of the machines’ – and how Qataris may blend the traditional and high technology in a way that is agreeable to them.

 

 

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