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IMF cuts US growth forecast for 2014; Eurasia democracy in decline; Amazon may launch smartphone; Where are our girls?

1 IMF cuts US growth forecast for 2014 (BBC) The International Monetary Fund  has slashed its US growth forecast, urged policy makers to keep interest rates low and raise the minimum wage to strengthen its recovery. The crisis lender said … Continue reading

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Japan’s growth fastest in two years; Sony annual loss triples; A mini Boko Haram in every Muslim society; Mark Zuckerberg v/s Bill Gates at 30

1 Japan’s growth fastest in two years (BBC) Japan’s economy grew at the fastest pace in nearly three years in the first quarter due to increased spending ahead of a sales tax increase on 1 April. Official data showed GDP … Continue reading

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Apple tops Nasdaq 100 value; A US county falls off financial cliff; Cultish belief of India elite in progress; Africa’s religious divide

1 Apple tops Nasdaq 100 value (San Francisco Chronicle) 16.4%. That’s how much market value in the Nasdaq 100 index is represented by just one company: Apple. The iPhone maker’s weighting fell 8.2 percentage points at the end of April, … Continue reading

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