As Big Firms Get Bigger, Rate Cuts May Pack Less Punch: Study

As Big Firms Get Bigger, Rate Cuts May Pack Less Punch: Study

Low interest rates may do less to boost business spending in today’s economy than in years past because the big companies that now dominate many industries tend to use their money on intangibles that do not get cheaper as borrowing costs fall.

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Rolling Summer Blackouts Weigh on Libya’s Struggling Traders

Lengthy power outages have left tradesmen and small businesses in Libya struggling to survive in an economy already crippled by a liquidity crisis and high inflation.

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Developing Countries May Need Their Own Strategies to Cope With Job-Taking Robots

Developing Countries May Need Their Own Strategies to Cope With Job-Taking Robots

Proposals for dealing with the impact of automation have been developed in the West, and may not translate effectively to poorer countries.

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Australians Are the World’s Biggest Gambling Losers, and Some Seek Action

The average Australian adult loses around $900 to gambling each year — more than double the rate of Americans — and electronic gaming machines are getting the blame.

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G.E. Makes a Sharp ‘Pivot’ on Digital

G.E. Makes a Sharp ‘Pivot’ on Digital

The industrial giant plunged into internet-era software with gusto. But it has trimmed back after finding that becoming a tech player is daunting and costly.

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In Puerto Rico, Waiting for Power, for Tourists, for the Flowers

Months after Hurricane Maria, the island is struggling to regain its balance. The flora tell a melancholy story.

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As Big Firms Get Bigger, Rate Cuts May Pack Less Punch: Study

As Big Firms Get Bigger, Rate Cuts May Pack Less Punch: Study

Low interest rates may do less to boost business spending in today’s economy than in years past because the big companies that now dominate many industries tend to use their money on intangibles that do not get cheaper as borrowing costs fall.

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New Jersey Woman on Oxygen Dies After Electric Company Shuts Off Her Power

Public Service Electric and Gas Company said it tried multiple times to contact someone at the Newark home before power was turned off on Thursday.

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The Things They Loved: Richard Benson’s Milling Machine

The Things They Loved: Richard Benson’s Milling Machine

A selection of beloved objects from those we lost.

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Rolling Summer Blackouts Weigh on Libya’s Struggling Traders

Lengthy power outages have left tradesmen and small businesses in Libya struggling to survive in an economy already crippled by a liquidity crisis and high inflation.

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Puerto Rican Government Acknowledges Hurricane Death Toll of 1,427

Puerto Rican Government Acknowledges Hurricane Death Toll of 1,427

In a draft report to Congress requesting recovery funds, the government acknowledged that 1,427 people probably died in Hurricane Maria. The official death toll is 64.

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Breast Biopsy – Ultrasound

A breast biopsy is the removal of breast tissue to examine it for signs of breast cancer or other disorders. There are several different types of breast biopsies, including stereotactic, open, and lumpectomy. This article focuses on needle-based, …

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As Death Toll on Indonesia's Lombok Tops 100, Thousands Wait for Aid

As Death Toll on Indonesia’s Lombok Tops 100, Thousands Wait for Aid

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia’s tourist island of Lombok topped 100 on Tuesday as rescuers found victims under wrecked buildings, while thousands left homeless in the worst-affected areas waited for aid to arrive.

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Breast Biopsy – Stereotactic

A breast biopsy is the removal of breast tissue to examine it for signs of breast cancer or other disorders. Different types of biopsy may be done. One type called stereotactic breast biopsy uses mammography to help pinpoint the spot in the breast…

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600 Miles in a Coffin-Shaped Bus, Campaigning Against Death Itself

600 Miles in a Coffin-Shaped Bus, Campaigning Against Death Itself

Zoltan Istvan ran for president with a modest goal in mind: human immortality.

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Recount Shows Iraq’s Sadr Retains Election Victory, No Major Changes

Populist Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr retained his lead in Iraq’s May parliamentary election, results of a nationwide recount of votes showed on Friday, positioning him to play a central role in forming the country’s next government.

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An Ancient River in Syria Sections Off a Modern War

An Ancient River in Syria Sections Off a Modern War

A trip along the Euphrates reveals damaged and depopulated towns, and an uneasy front held by a tenuous American presence.

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As ‘Death to America’ Chants Lose Power, Iran Retools Propaganda With Rap Videos

Forced to adapt or fizzle out, the country’s propaganda machine has embraced the latest trends and technologies to appeal to the sensibilities of young Iranians. Watch some of the most popular.

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