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  • How Tea Party tax cuts are turning Kansas into a smoking ruin

    Sam Brownback, the Republican governor of Kansas, doesn't just believe in whistling past the graveyard--he's willing to stroll past it in full-throated song. The graveyard is where the economy of Kansas has been buried since 2012, when Brownback and his...
  • Australia could take steps to reduce view banks too big to fail: report

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's main lenders are seen as too big to fail and policy options to reduce that perception include ringfencing critical banking activities and boosting capital requirements, according to a government-backed interim review. The...
  • Investors bet on equities as global economic outlook rises

    LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors betting on a pickup in economic growth in the second half of 2014 have driven equity overweight positions to three-year highs, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch,...
  • U.S. CBO forecasts 2039 public debt at 106 percent of GDP

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. public debt remains on an unsustainable path and will reach 106 percent of economic output in 25 years versus about 74 percent currently, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday, marking a slight increase from...
  • Modi's farm export curbs may ease India's June inflation

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's inflation probably eased marginally in June after the new government curbed farm exports, but a growing risk that drought will shrivel summer crops could encourage the central bank to keep interest rates on hold. Prime...
  • Italian textiles struggle to weave a new spell

    SERIANA VALLEY Italy (Reuters) - Italy has fallen behind two groups of rivals in recent years: high-tech, high-end competitors in countries such as Germany and the United States, and low-end producers in places like China, Bangladesh and Turkey. The best...
  • Special Report-How Italy became a submerging economy

    IVREA Italy (Reuters) - Economic decline takes many shapes. In the northern Italian town of Ivrea, it looks like the abandoned, overgrown tennis courts where the employees of electronics giant Olivetti SpA once played. In the 1980s, Ivrea was a...
  • Stephen Mihm: Rewind two centuries for worst Congress

    By some accounts, this Congress may be the least productive ever, passing the fewest laws on record. President Barack Obama is threatening to circumvent congressional gridlock by making policy via executive orders, taunting Republicans to "sue me" if they...
  • UK construction shrinks in May, dampens some second quarter growth hopes

    LONDON (Reuters) - British construction output suffered a steep fall in May, raising the prospect that overall economic growth may fall short of expectations in the second quarter. The surprise contraction adds to some signs that the pace of Britain's...
  • Big business finally learns that wellness is good business

    2014 has been the year when the discussion of well-being has migrated from health and wellness magazines to business magazines. Wellness, and how to integrate it into our work lives, has become the hottest topic in the business pages. And that should...
  • Takes Issue With Tax Reform Focus

    The July 8 op-ed "Time to Fix State's Rudderless Economy" demonstrates why Connecticut's economy sits near the bottom of all 50 states. The op-ed supports considering the impact on economic growth when evaluating changes in our state tax structure....