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  • U.S. Economic Recovery? Sign's Of What's Ahead

    10/08/2012 2:43:19 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies
    TMO ^ | 10=8-2012 | EWI
    U.S. Economic Recovery? Sign's Of What's Ahead Economics / US EconomyOct 08, 2012 - 01:38 AM By: EWI Several signs suggest economic contraction instead of expansion. The first was recent front-page news: 8.1% August jobless rate. The number would have been higher, but it excludes people who gave up the job search. The second is summed up by this Sept. 4 Bloomberg headline: Food-Stamp Use Climbs to Record Nearly one in seven Americans use food stamps. Before the downturn it was one in 10. You can find the third sign at the other end of the income scale. The chart...
  • US-Russia relations deteriorating sharply, experts warn

    06/06/2006 11:22:15 PM PDT · by vertolet · 113 replies · 1,379+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | June 7 2006 03:00 | Guy Dinmore
    Relations between the US and Russia are deteriorating badly and there is a danger of conflict in the flashpoints of the south Caucasus, according to senior former officials and corporate leaders advising the EastWest Institute (EWI). EWI board members at the think-tank's annual meeting in Charleston were almost unanimous in calling for moves to prevent what one called an emerging "cold peace" between the US and Russia. John Mroz, founder and president of EWI, called the deterioration worrisome. He placed the trend in the context of growing distrust between the major powers, including China, with the world in a state...