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China needs to step up economic pressure on North Korea

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The briefing comes a day after a U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea and envoys from the U.S., South Korea and Japan met in Tokyo as North Korea marked the anniversary of its military’s founding. The full Senate was briefed Wednesday on the threat posed by North Korea, and …

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first-quarter GDP growth has averaged just 1.1%

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it is often the case that growth sags in the first quarter of the year, despite recent efforts by statisticians to purge the economic data of seasonality. THE news that America’s GDP growth slowed to 0.7% on an annualised basis in the first quarter of 2017 is no real surprise, …

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Economic Growth has averaged 1.0 percent since 2010

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There’s some truth to this: first quarter growth has averaged 1.0 percent since 2010. GDP growth was terrible in the first quarter, rising at an annual rate of only 0.7 percent. The most common excuse for this miserable performance is that it’s for the first quarter, and first quarters are …

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IEDC, discuss federal economic growth policies in Washington

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wage increases remained modest, although businesses were being forced to offer bigger increases to workers with skills that are in short supply. In its latest survey of economic conditions nationwide, the central bank found that it’s 12 regional banks all depicted growth as either “modest or moderate” from mid-March through …

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Michigan added 300,000 new jobs and $13.5 billion in investment

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“As Alabama’s governor, I am focused on creating high-paying jobs and meaningful opportunity for the citizens of this state,” Ivey said. Following an extensive review of all active projects involving offers from the state with Canfield, Ivey gave her approval to potential new-facility and expansion deals now in the works. …

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China’s new economic zone higher the country’s economic growth

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China on Saturday approved a new special economic zone, described as “a thousand year project”, in the heavily polluted province of Hebei, to focus on building clusters of high-tech and innovative businesses and take over some “non-capital functions” from Beijing. ($1 = 6.8886 Chinese yuan renminbi) SHANGHAI: Chinese stocks rose …

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China has establishing special economic zone near Beijing

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China is establishing a new special economic zone in Hebei, a northern province that has been hit by massive job layoffs, in an effort to boost domestic growth. China has a long history of establishing special economic zones — with varying degrees of success. Another goal with the Hebei zone …

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