Las Vegas in final mix as host for 2016 GOP convention – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas Review-JournalThe event would be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center if the city wins the right to host, under the proposal offered by the Las Vegas Host…

Policy Makers Devise Plans to Provide Money to Kiev – New York Times

Policy Makers Devise Plans to Provide Money to KievNew York TimesWASHINGTON — With a financial catastrophe unfurling alongside its political transition, Ukraine is in desperate need of billions of dollars…

Shadow banking not so dark [Commentary] – Baltimore Sun

Shadow banking not so dark [Commentary]Baltimore SunThe World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland gave us an excellent window into the concerns that world leaders have about the global economy —…

A Silver Lining to Australia’s Fashion Crisis? – The Business of Fashion

The Business of FashionSYDNEY, Australia — Although Australia is the only advanced economy that did not enter a deep recession as a result of the global financial crisis, today, the…

Italy’s economy: The mountain Matteo Renzi must climb – BBC News

BBC NewsFor the new Italian government, led by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the big task will be to breathe new life into the Italian patient. It is the third largest…

More conventions coming to Los Angeles as economy gains strength – Los Angeles Times

More conventions coming to Los Angeles as economy gains strengthLos Angeles TimesTeen volleyball players, firefighters and female engineers are among the Los Angeles visitors who are expected to make 2014…

Climate change and circular economy take centre stage at Davos – The Guardian

The GuardianComing down the mountain from Davos, William McDonough was reminded that striving together, everybody wins. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/REUTERS. Recognising global warming as “one of the most serious and complex…

Mia Farrow, Amazon Watch Ecuador’s Fool; Chevron China’s Cover

Mia Farrow and Amazon Watch have been revealed as Ecuador’s fools, while the country led by President Rafael Correa has, and continues to do oil deals and oil production that…

Renzi poised to form Italian government, promises rapid change – Reuters

ReutersROME (Reuters) – Italian centre-left leader Matteo Renzi received a mandate on Monday to form a new government, promising rapid tax, labor and institutional reforms to revive a deeply troubled…

Consumer outlook brightens for Nashville shoppers – The Tennessean

Consumer outlook brightens for Nashville shoppersThe TennesseanA new report shows that Middle Tennessee shoppers are more optimistic about the economy that they were last fall. / AP. Written by. Jamie…

Suspected Egyptian militants raise stakes in insurgency – Reuters

ReutersCAIRO (Reuters) – The bombing of a tourist bus in Egypt by suspected Muslim militants marks a strategic shift to soft targets that could devastate an economy already reeling from…

Thai PM under siege, lengthy protests take toll on economy – Reuters

ReutersBANGKOK (Reuters) – Protesters seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra surrounded Thai government headquarters on Monday in response to police efforts to clear them from the streets, as farmers…

Diverse economy is fueling Atlanta’s improved job growth – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Diverse economy is fueling Atlanta’s improved job growthAtlanta Business ChronicleThe (preliminary) data reveals Atlanta added 58,400 jobs in 2013, an increase over 2012’s total of 55,000. Atlanta’s employment base has…

Seattle 1-percenter a leader in push for $15 minimum wage – The Seattle Times

Seattle 1-percenter a leader in push for $15 minimum wageThe Seattle TimesKnow him or not, in 2014, Seattle venture capitalist Nick Hanauer’s politics are sure to be in your face…

Matteo Renzi faces first delays in forming Italy’s next government – Financial Times

Financial TimesEfforts to install Italy’s next coalition government as quickly as possible have run into their first setback after Matteo Renzi, leader of the centre-left Democratic party, faced demands by…

Italy’s Renzi must reform troubled economy with awkward alliance – Reuters

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Kerry presses China to ease Internet controls – The News International

The News InternationalBEIJING: US Secretary of State John Kerry said he urged Chinese leaders to support Press freedom and a free Internet. Speaking on Saturday after talks with Chinese leaders,…

The Davos Apocalypse – Mareeg Media

The Davos ApocalypseMareeg MediaGlobal warming is a long-term problem. Most models indicate that the cost toward the end of the century will be 1-5% of world GDP. This is not…

Corruption across EU ‘breathtaking’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe extent of corruption in Europe is “breathtaking” and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission says. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia…

Corruption Costs European Union 120 Billion Euros a Year, Study Finds – New York Times

New York TimesCecilia Malmstrom, the European commissioner for home affairs, said corruption “hurts the European economy and deprives states of much-needed tax revenue.” Yves Logghe/Associated Press. PARIS — Despite its…

Corruption In Europe “breathtaking,” Costs EU Economy EUR120 Bln – RTT News

RTT NewsThe European Commission’s first ever EU Anti-Corruption Report, published on Monday, says that the extent of corruption in the 28-nation bloc is “breathtaking,” which costs its economy about EUR120…

Bennett clarifies: I did not apologize to Netanyahu – Haaretz

HaaretzPM issues ultimatum to economy minister: Apologize by Sunday or you’re fired; Bennett says regrets if Netanyahu was hurt; Likud officials: We didn’t expect our threat to work so quickly.…

2014 State of the Union Address Full Speech Text

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery State of the Union Address Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Washington, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice…

Ukrainian prime minister offers to resign – Reuters

ReutersKIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of…

Japan to give Indians 3-yr multiple-entry visas – Indian Express

Indian ExpressIndians can now get a “three-year” visa with “multiple” entries to visit Japan, a senior official in the Shinzo Abe administration said here Sunday. As Abe participated in the…

After fall, Japan yen in sweet spot for economy, but US watching – Reuters

ReutersTOKYO Jan 27 (Reuters) – After falling by almost a fifth since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power just over a year ago, the yen is in a…

Davos 2014: Eurozone deflation ‘way below target’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that deflation remains a real risk to economic recovery in the eurozone. Despite signs of recovery across the world,…

Strong jobs report for Miami-Dade as unemployment dips to 7.5 percent – MiamiHerald.com

Strong jobs report for Miami-Dade as unemployment dips to 7.5 [email protected] Miami-Dade County received its best hiring scorecard in since the summer of 2012 on Friday, with the year-end employment…