EU Is Split Over Delaying Brexit By as Much as a Year, Diplomats Say

European Union governments disagree over how long they think the U.K. should delay Brexit, with some pushing for an extension of as much as a year, diplomats said. While some countries think the EU should offer Britain a generous period to negotiate a deal that will win the backing of Parliament, possibly after a second referendum, others oppose a postponement […]

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These are the US cities where employees are the happiest – and most miserable

Automation may eliminate as many as 25% of current jobs: Bain & Company’s Karen Harris Karen Harris, Bain & Company’s Macro Trends Group managing director, discusses how the growth of automation may eliminate 20-25% of current jobs. In one of the tightest labor markets in decades, employee happiness may be more important than ever for companies to retain good workers. […]

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Why the press praises Pelosi, hailing her 'badass' moves against Trump

Howard Kurtz: Journalists have been yearning for someone to pummel the president ‘MediaBuzz’ host Howard Kurtz weighs in on the media reaction to Nancy Pelosi asking President Trump to delay the State of the Union address until after the government shutdown ends. There's no question that Nancy Pelosi has been getting in the president's face in the two weeks since […]

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The airports hit hardest by the government shutdown

Economists warn that US growth could slow if shutdown continues University of Maryland professor Peter Morici discusses how the partial government shutdown is affecting U.S. economic growth. As the longest government shutdown in U.S. history inches toward its fifth week, airports across the country are taking a hit. Continue Reading Below Last week, more than 51,000 people employed by the […]

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The last presidential ‘unity ticket’ was in 1864. We need another bipartisan pair in 2020.

The longest government shutdown in American history is the latest sign of a bitterly polarized America. As we enter the 2020 presidential election campaign, we should heed Abraham Lincoln’s warning that “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” How we bridge the political divide should be the preeminent question of the next election, and candidates can answer it by making a […]

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Who will be the big sectoral gainers in 2019?

There are also signs that the private sector investment cycle is slowly coming back, as capacity utilisation figures across industry continue to slowly creep up. A pickup in investments will front load profitability, says Akash Prakash. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com One of the great frustrations of the past five years has been the abysmal performance of corporate earnings in India. Earnings […]

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Young American has the biggest win of his life at the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Frances Tiafoe rolled up his white shirt’s right sleeve, flexed his biceps and slapped the muscle five times. Then he pounded his chest and yelled, “Yeah! Let’s go! Let’s go! Come on!” Forgive the young American’s exuberance. This was, after all, the biggest victory of his nascent career. Down a set and 3-0 in the second, […]

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