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Alan B. Krueger, economic adviser to Clinton and Obama, dies at 58

Princeton University economist Alan Krueger, who served as chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and was one of the profession’s top experts on the labor market, died over the weekend. He was 58. The New Jersey school announced his death in a statement on its website Monday, without giving a cause. The university didn’t immediately respond to a request for additional information. Krueger, who had been a professor at Princeton since 1987, served in Obama’s White House ...
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Alan Krueger, noted economist who served Obama, has died

Princeton University says Professor Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking economist who served as a top adviser in two Democratic administrations, has died. Princeton did not disclose the cause of death. Krueger, 58, was an expert on the labor market and in particular on the impact of a minimum wage. His research concluded that a higher minimum […]
Tags: Business, News, Obama, Princeton, Princeton University, Krueger, Alan Krueger, Nation & World Politics


Brexit fears dampen spring property revival as asking prices fall

UK’s average asking price 0.8% lower than a year ago, says RightmoveBrexit anxiety has all but killed the traditional spring property revival, pushing down asking prices across the UK by 0.8% in the year to March, according to property website Rightmove.Inner London saw the sharpest falls, followed by boroughs across the rest of the capital and surrounding counties, as separate reports showed that Brexit uncertainty was also damaging UK exports and the broader economy. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Real Estate, Politics, UK, London, House Prices, European Union, UK News, World news, Housing Market, Foreign Policy, Rightmove, Brexit


UK bankers on standby as City readies no-deal contingency plans

JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs poised to move staff to EU offices by 29 MarchHundreds of UK bankers at JP Morgan and dozens from Goldman Sachs are on standby for relocation to EU offices by 29 March, regardless of Parliament’s vote to delay Brexit.The exodus is likely to be replicated across the Square Mile as investment banks, almost all of which are foreign-owned, put in place emergency measures to cope with a period of uncertainty that could stretch through to summer, depending on the outcome of...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, London, Bank Of America, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Banking, Financial Sector, Foreign Policy, Barclays, Hsbc, Royal Bank Of Scotland


Trump aide: Xi ‘afraid’ Trump may walk away from trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser says China’s president is “afraid” to sit down with Trump until their countries finalize a trade deal. Larry Kudlow, director of the White House’s National Economic Council, says Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) wants everything agreed to before meeting with Trump because “he’s afraid Trump might not […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, White House, China, Ap, Nation, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Trump, National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow


UK signs post-Brexit trade deal with Fiji and Papua New Guinea

Ministers rush to do deals with countries UK trades with under EU free trade arrangementsBritain has signed a post-Brexit trade deal with the Pacific islands of Fiji and Papua New Guinea, as the government rushes to sign as many agreements as possible before 29 March.The Department for International Trade said the agreement would maintain access to goods including sugar and fish imported from the islands 10,000 miles away. Total trade between Britain and the region is worth about £369m a year. C...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, International Trade, Economics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Papua New Guinea, Pacific, Fiji, Brexit


Officials to tout 2.25-mile LAX Automated People Mover at groundbreaking

LOS ANGELES — A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Thursday for the 2.25-mile Automated People Mover at Los Angeles International Airport, which aims to cut down on auto traffic traveling in and out of the facility, officials said. The project has a targeted opening date of 2023. The groundbreaking ceremony will include Mayor Eric Garcetti, members of the City Council, officials from Los Angeles World Airports and other leaders. The Automated People Mover train is seen above the terminal l...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Electric, Seattle, Eric Garcetti, Southern California, Lax, Los Angeles International Airport, People Mover, LAWA, Crenshaw LAX


MPs told to pass Brexit deal by next Wednesday or face long article 50 extension - as it happened

MPs vote by 321 to 278 to rule out no deal despite government whipping Tory MPs against motion, following 312-308 win for Spelman amendmentFull story: May’s final warning to Tory rebels: back me or lose BrexitHow did each MP vote?What were the no-deal amendments?Evening summary 1.57am GMT Folks, it’s time to wrap up the blog for the night. I’ll be back in a few hours to launch a new Politics live blog, bringing you all of Thursday’s Brexit and other political news. A reminder of what’s on th...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Salvador Dalí


‘Premium processing’ resumed for all eligible H-1B visa applications

The $1,410 fee for speedier handling of H-1B applications pays for processing within 15 days if submitted materials are in order.
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A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

'We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …' Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013 'We must create a level playing field for American companies and workers.' Donald Trump, inaugural address, 2017Meritocracy has become a leading social ideal. Politicians across the ideological spectrum continually return to the theme that the rewards of life – money, power, jobs, university admission – should be distri...
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Brexit: MPs told to pass deal by next Wednesday or face long article 50 extension - Politics live

MPs vote by 321 to 278 to rule out no deal despite government whipping Tory MPs against motion, following 312-308 win for Spelman amendmentHow did each MP vote?What were the no-deal amendments? 8.25pm GMT The division lists for tonight’s three votes should be on the Commons website here (although it has been crashing). 8.23pm GMT This is from Alasdair de Costa at the Institute for Government showing how cabinet ministers voted on the main motion.Five attending members of the Cabinet did ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Pmqs


Brexit: May suffers fresh defeat as MPs rule out no deal by majority of four – Politics live

MPs vote 312-308 for Spelman amendment after May’s withdrawal-deal defeatThe no-deal amendmentsMay to vote against no dealCivil service left floundering 7.23pm GMT MPs are now voting on the Green amendment (aka the Malthouse compromise one).This is what it says.At end, add “; notes the steps taken by the government, the EU and its member states to minimise any disruption that may occur should the UK leave the EU without an agreed withdrawal agreement and proposes that the government should b...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove


Chancellor offers £3bn fix for Britain's 'broken housing market'

Philip Hammond’s spring statement includes funding to build 30,000 affordable homesA new £3bn scheme will fund the building of 30,000 affordable homes, the chancellor has said, as he proclaimed that the government was on track to reach its target of 300,000 new homes a year in Britain.Philip Hammond’s spring statement also contained a patchwork of separate schemes to boost housebuilding, including £717m to “unlock up to 37,000 homes” in the Oxford-Cambridge arc, Cheshire and west London. Continu...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Politics, London, Housing, UK News, Housing Market, Homelessness, Britain, Social exclusion, Philip Hammond, Cheshire, Oxford Cambridge, Spring statement 2019


Brexit: MPs debate ruling out no-deal exit from EU – Politics live

MPs will hold fresh vote on nation’s future after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated on TuesdayWhat are the amendments to the motion to prevent no-deal Brexit?How did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?Civil service stressed and floundering amid Brexit paralysis 3.24pm GMT Gove says farmers would face “very, very challenging circumstances” in the event of a no-deal Brexit.He says many businesses have made the preparations they would need to be able to carry on trading with the EU ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, Philip Hammond, Dominic Grieve, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit: Hammond hints PM should back softer exit, saying MPs should 'map out consensus' – Politics live

MPs to have fresh vote on nation’s future after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated on TuesdayPhilip Hammond’s spring statement: follow live on our business blogHow did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?Civil service stressed and floundering amid Brexit paralysis 2.17pm GMT This is from Guy Verhofstadt, the European parliament’s lead Brexit spokesman, commenting on an Instagram post from Donald Tusk, the European council president.Sometimes it takes a child to put everything in pe...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Hammond


Brexit: May makes new free vote concession ahead of no-deal debate – Politics live

Fresh vote on nation’s future comes after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated in the Commons on TuesdayPhilip Hammond’s spring statement: follow live on our business blogHow did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?Civil service stressed and floundering amid Brexit paralysis 1.06pm GMT Hammond has also managed a Brexit joke. Announcing money for a new super-computer at Edinburgh University, five times faster than existing one, he says with the right algorithms, it might even be able ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Bbc, Theresa May, Labour, Edinburgh University, Philip Hammond, Tories, Article 50, Brexit


Spring statement 2019: the chancellor's key points at a glance

Philip Hammond has delivered his spring statement – here are the main points• Spring statement 2019 - live blog• Forecast of 1.2% growth for 2019. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, Economics, UK News, Inflation, Philip Hammond, Brexit, Spring statement 2019


PMQs: May faces Corbyn after new free vote concession to Brexiters ahead of no-deal debate – Politics live

Fresh vote on nation’s future comes after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated in the Commons on TuesdayFull story: MPs defeat May’s Brexit deal by 149 votesHow did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal? 12.12pm GMT Corbyn says Owen Paterson said during the referendum “Only a madman would leave the single market.” With May’s deal decisively rejected, what is May now for. Labour’s plan is the only credible show in town.May says Corbyn says he opposes no deal, but he votes to bring it cl...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Cbi, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, Owen Paterson, Article 50, Brexit


Schultz to preview his vision for an independent presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is set to provide more details on what an independent presidency could look like despite not yet deciding whether to enter the White House race himself. In a speech Wednesday at Miami Dade College in Florida, Schultz will further explain how a president elected outside the two-party […]
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Brexit: No-deal tariff plan would be 'sledgehammer' for economy, says CBI – Politics live

Fresh vote on nation’s future comes after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated in the Commons on TuesdayFull story: MPs defeat May’s Brexit deal by 149 votesHow did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal? 9.19am GMT This is from the former Ukip leader Nigel Farage.Have just come out of a meeting with Barnier and he is scared of a no deal WTO Brexit. There is also huge pressure on Mrs May, if she demands an extension, to give a firm reason why. There will be no blank cheque for it. I’ll ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Cbi, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, Nigel Farage, Ukip, Boris Johnson, Iain Duncan Smith, Article 50


Chance of no-deal Brexit has 'significantly increased', says EU – as it happened

Statement from Donald Tusk’s spokesman comes after Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffers second heavy defeatFull story: MPs defeat May’s Brexit deal by 149 votesHow did your MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?What happens next? 12.24am GMT We’re going to close down this live blog now, so here’s a summary of the day’s events: Related: MPs ignore May’s pleas and defeat her Brexit deal by 149 votes 12.01am GMT The UK is moving closer to crashing out of the European Union without a deal, the German...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Law, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons


Wells Fargo CEO draws bipartisan rebuke at tough House hearing

As CEO Tim Sloan laid out his efforts to clean up the mess left from the bank’s scandals, lawmakers suggested regulators and other authorities should be harder on the firm, potentially forcing out more executives or bringing criminal charges.
Tags: Business, News, House, Wells Fargo, Nation & World Politics, Tim Sloan


Chance of no-deal Brexit has 'significantly increased', says EU – Politics live

Statement from Donald Tusk’s spokesman comes after Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffers second heavy defeatFull story: MPs defeat May’s Brexit deal by 149 votesHow did your MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?What happens next? 10.20pm GMT An interesting line – unconfirmed, of course – from ITV News’ Robert Peston:I am hearing that @theresa_may and most - but not all - cabinet will vote to cancel no deal on 29 March. Interestingly ministers think former Remainer @Jeremy_Hunt will vote in other directi...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Law, Eu, Spain, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland


If properly enforced, GDPR can solve social media’s biggest problems

From concerns about data sharing to the hosting of harmful content, every week seems to bring more clamour for new laws to regulate the technology giants and make the internet “safer”. But what if our existing data protection laws, at least in Europe, could achieve most of the job? Germany has already started introducing new legislation, enacting a law in 2018 that forces social media firms to remove hateful content. In the UK, the government has proposed a code of practice for social media comp...
Tags: Security, Startups, Facebook, Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Germany, Social Media, World, Matt Hancock, Syndication


Wells Fargo CEO heads to Congress amid claims that reforms are slipping

As the chief executive of Wells Fargo & Co. gets set to tell lawmakers that the bank is moving past its history of consumer abuses, a new report contends the embattled San Francisco financial institution is backsliding.
Tags: Business, News, Congress, San Francisco, Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo Co, Nation & World Politics


Trump defends ‘Tim Apple’ comment, says he was saving time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he didn’t slip up when he referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as “Tim Apple” at a White House meeting. Trump tweeted Monday: “I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time & words. The Fake News was disparagingly all over […]
Tags: Apple, Business, Technology, News, Washington, White House, Ap, Tim Cook, Donald Trump, Trump, Nation & World Politics, Tim Apple


Kudlow: No reason to ‘obsess’ about budget deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s top economist is brushing off concerns about rising budget deficits and slowing economic growth in advance of the release of the president’s 2020 budget. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says Trump’s budget “points a steady glide path” toward lower federal spending and federal borrowing as a share of […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, Larry Kudlow, Kudlow


SDF Podcast 26: To regulate, or not to regulate, that is the question…

“We can have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both.“ So the famous US Supreme Court Justice and ‘crusader for social justice’ and breaker-upper of Gilded Age monopolies, Louis D. Brandeis is said to have said, perhaps sometime in the early 1930s. Today, perhaps the best-known neo-Brandeisian anti-trust advocate is Tim Wu, Columbia law professor, ‘father of net neutrality’ and author of a series of books likening ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Technology, London, Social Networks, France, Germany, US, Communication, Public Relations, Eu


Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveils plan to break up Amazon, Facebook and Google

The proposal marks the most ambitious and aggressive effort targeting the tech industry offered by any Democratic contender for the White House, and it could put pressure on other presidential aspirants to offer similar plans for more aggressive tech oversight.
Tags: Google, Amazon, Business, Technology, News, White House, World, Nation, Retail, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Amazon Facebook, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


U.S. pauses review of T-Mobile-Sprint deal to examine new arguments

The $26.5 billion merger has been under review for more than eight months.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Nation & World Politics, T Mobile Sprint



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