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Midday Roundup: Congress agrees on debt relief for Puerto Rico

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Too big to fail? Congress is striking a deal with the White House to rescue Puerto Rico from $70 billion in debt. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and…

Midday Roundup: Migration debate forces Austrian chancellor from office

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Political exile. Austria’s chancellor resigned today after losing support from people who want the country to take a harder stance against the influx of…

Costa Rica’s silver anniversary not silvery

By Marvin Olasky
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Costa Rica | PUERTO LIMÓN, Costa Rica—Today is the 25th anniversary of the biggest recorded earthquake in the history of Costa Rica. The Limón earthquake, named…

Ireland’s economic comeback

By Cal Thomas
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Economy | DUBLIN—They called it the “Celtic Tiger,” a period of prosperity between 1995 and 2008, during which everything in Ireland appeared to come up…

‘Agrihoods’ put nature at the center of life

By Rob Holmes
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Lifestyle | Across the United States, “agrihoods” like Georgia’s Serenbe or Idaho’s Hidden Springs are satisfying a craving Americans have for feeling more…

Economists: New York’s paid family leave plan has shaky foundation

By Kiley Crossland
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Business | New York state passed the longest and most far-reaching family paid leave policy in the country last week. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it into law Monday as part…

Economists: $15 minimum wage will cripple California businesses

By Evan Wilt
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Business | California legislators approved the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage—$15 an hour—on Thursday, but critics say they forgot to do their homework…

Midday Roundup: Report shows U.S. job market flourishing

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Ready to work. U.S. employers added more jobs than expected in March as the unemployment rate ticked up slightly, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Midday Roundup: Presidential contest heads west

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Decision day. Voters in Arizona and Utah are weighing in on the presidential selection process tonight. Democrats in Idaho also are caucusing.

Trump’s big bet to pull the U.S. out of economic stagnation

By Jim Henry
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Campaign 2016 | The White House is celebrating seven years of policies that Democrats say saved the country from complete economic collapse. But Republicans in general and…

Notable Books

By David L. Bahnsen
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Books | Four books on business and economic policy

Not the America I knew

By Cal Thomas
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Campaign 2016 | Dictionary.com defines envy as “a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another’s advantages, success, possessions, etc.” That…

 
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