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As advanced economies grow, emerging ones struggle

PARIS (AP) — Developed economies are staging a comeback after years of lagging growth, but a slowdown in emerging countries will keep global growth low this year, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Tuesday. In its interim assessment, the organization was more upbeat than it has been in …

Moment of Truthiness – NYTimes.com

We all know how democracy is supposed to work. Politicians are supposed to campaign on the issues, and an informed public is supposed to cast its votes based on those issues, with some allowance for the politicians’ perceived character and competence. We also all know that the reality falls far …

Sale of Onassis island in doubt – Telegraph

The sale of an idyllic Greek island owned for decades by the Onassis family has been thrown into doubt amid concerns that it contravenes the wishes of the late shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. Skorpios, a forested island surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea, was sold last …