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What is an oligarch?

With the impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump under way, several American diplomats and ambassadors have testified about the influence of oligarchs on the Trump administration.

Why saying ‘OK boomer’ at work is considered age discrimination – but millennial put-downs  aren’t

The phrase “OK boomer” has become a catch-all put-down that Generation Zers and young millennials have been using to dismiss retrograde arguments made by baby boomers, the generation of Americans who are currently 55 to 73 years old.

Half a billion on Halloween pet costumes is latest sign of America’s out-of -control consumerism

Halloween spending is out of control.Americans are expected to spend US$8.8 billion on candy, costumes and decorations this year – or $86 for every person who plans to celebrate. That includes a half a billion dollars on costumes that Americans are buying for their pets, which is double the amount they spent a decade ago. Pumpkins and hot dogs are the favorites.

An economist’s guide to watching the Atlanta 2020 presidential debate: 3 essential reads

The top candidates vying to be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020 will soon take the stage in Atlanta for their fifth televised debate.

What a boycott that never happened can reveal about blame, consumer psychology and the free-market  system

Imagine that a passenger is asked to leave an overbooked flight. When the passenger refuses, saying he is needed for important work, he is physically assaulted and dragged off the flight.

Democrats debate health care, farmers and minimum wage: 4 essential reads – and a chart

The top candidates vying to be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020 took the stage in Atlanta for their fifth televised debate on Nov. 20.

Why the Fed has no choice but to keep cutting interest rates – if it wants to avoid a financial crisis

The U.S. Federal Reserve is stuck between an apparently booming economy and a financial crisis that might be right around the corner.

Democratic debate: Candidates discuss their plans to help families

The last two democratic presidential debates featured no questions about the gender pay gap, paid parental leave or other economic issues that disproportionately affect women and children.