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The Economist: Free Exchange

Is it working yet?

ALL work and low pay makes Uncle Sam a dull boy. Today's new job-market figures will not lift his spirits. Although new data published by the Bureau of Labour Statistics showed that lots of ne...

Capital punishment

ALTHOUGH Greece's banks are closed this week due to the country's brinkmanship with its creditors, there is at least some good news to be found in the European Union's other Greek-speaking member s...

Changing direction

WITH Greece teetering on the brink of exiting the euro area, the timing of the Bank of England’s twice-yearly update on financial stability was not ideal. As of two weeks ago, the outlook in the ...

Only God and Merkel

AS CAPITAL controls take hold in Greece and a referendum is set, the mood grows increasingly anxious in Athens

Can Mr Obama really help?

WHAT’S the easiest way to boost America's sluggish wage growth? President Barack Obama thinks that expanding overtime pay may be the answer. On June 30th details emerged of a new scheme in which ...

Panic!

ON OCTOBER 4th 1582 the Julian calendar was replaced by the Gregorian in many European countries. The following day was October 15th 1582. The change provoked chaos, as landlords demanded a full mo...

On the frontline with tourists

AS THEY boarded the 5:45am flight from London's Gatwick Airport to Athens in Greece this morning, holidaymakers were weighed down by more than just the usual excess luggage. With Greece's euro...

Nowhere to get money

DAY by day the folly of the unexpected decision by Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister and leader of the radical-left Syriza party, to call a referendum on the proposals made by Greece’s cre...

A little love from central mama

CHINESE investors jokingly call the central bank "central mama". They thanked her for dispensing a bit of love over the weekend by trimming interest rates and reducing some lenders’ required rese...

Raising the stakes

DESPITE twists and turns, there appeared to be the makings of a deal between Greece and its international creditors—euro-zone governments and the IMF—in further negotiations on Friday, which wo...