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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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December 9th, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Who’s hiring and who isn’t hiring

Who has been hiring and hasn’t?

After the start of the worst six months for the U.S. labor market since the Great Depression five years ago, we learned last week that 203,000 new jobs were created in November and the unemployment rate dropped to 7%. Discussion in the immediate aftermath of the news centered on whether the report marked more of the ho-hum same or a sign that, after three years of puttering along, the economy might finally be preparing for a return to something approaching prosperity.

 

 

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November 29th, 2013 at 9:36 am

Global comparison of household internet speeds

U.S. comes in 31st place on internet speed.

How fast we can access the internet is very important. There is evidence that internet bandwidth is a key driver of economic growth and online participation, and there is plenty of other research to point to its role in social value creation.

 

 

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November 21st, 2013 at 10:00 am

The decline of driving in the U.S.

Americans began taking their foot off the gas pedal well before the recession.

Energy an urban-planning nerds have been pondering a very interesting question these days – has the U.S. passed peak car?  Ever since the recession, Americans have been driving less, getting fewer licenses, and using less gas. But is that just the work of the recession, or something more permanent?

 

 

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