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A new study has suggested that improvements in ‘leisure luxuries’, namely video games, are keeping young men from entering the labour force
Obamacare replacement bill sinks as senators withdraw support
Donald Trump is pushing for Obamacare to be repealed with no replacement as divisions in the Republican Party have quashed the latest effort at a replacement bill
Record 43-day strike in Chile ends in no deal
Work will resume for miners at Escondida, the world’s largest copper mine, after drawn-out talks with BHP Billiton ended inconclusively
Could Trump take the US back to the Great Depression?
Donald Trump has been quite vocal about trade with China. What effect would his leadership have on US-China relations should he make the White House?
The US-China trade war explained
Relations between China and the US have been steadying over the decades, but different ideologies on trade and commerce are still an obstacle
Blackberry is alive, but where does it go from here?
Blackberry – once the must have device in business, but now its almost become a dinosaur in the modern-touch screen landscape. How did this happen?
Could Trumpanomics make it to the White House?
Sensational comments from Donald Trump have led the headlines of late, but what’s going on behind the scenes in the run up to the US presidential election? And what is the knock on effect for the world’s leading economy?
Sliding oil prices and the war on terror: the impact on the US economy
How much is the war on terror, oil prices and shale impacting the US economy?
Yellen’s benign rate rise
The Fed rate rise has been one of the most speculated about events of the year. Now with a hike of 0.25%, how will this impact the US economy and beyond?
Social progress in Latin America stalls
Social gains made in Latin America during the commodities boom are at risk of being lost in the long term
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