South Korean president fires his economic policy chiefs, replacing them with insiders

Moon has replaced chief presidential policy aide Jang Ha-sung and finance minister Kim Dong-yeon, the two most senior policymakers in charge of running Asia’s fourth-largest economy. The move was widely seen as intended to reinforce his controversial policies. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has fired both his top economic policymakers and replaced them with people already in the government, his […]

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Scandals, jail sink Peru's Fujimori dynasty again

LIMA (Reuters) – Peru’s Fujimori family has been here before. When Alberto Fujimori fled graft allegations and resigned Peru’s presidency by fax from Japan in 2000, many thought the family name and the right-wing populist brand he built during his decade in power were ruined. But his daughter Keiko, a Columbia Business School graduate who once served as his first […]

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Judge tosses suit against Southwest Airlines on fingerprints

A Chicago federal judge has tossed a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging Southwest Airlines violated the law by requiring that certain employees use fingerprints to sign into and out of work. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports that Judge Marvin Aspen concluded a courtroom wasn't the proper venue to resolve what he deemed a relatively minor dispute between unionized workers and […]

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