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July 11, 2019
Empowering Government to Regulate Speech Would Harm Americans' First Amendment Rights This afternoon, the White House is convening a group of elected officials, public policy organizations, and private citizens for a “Social Media Summit.”  CEI research fellow Patrick Hedger said: “Issues surrounding social media and speech have become more contentious and complicated in recent years,...
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Americans Should Adopt Unilateral Free Trade Given the ongoing destruction of liberty and prosperity from President Trump’s trade wars, tariffs, sanctions, and embargoes, it’s time to think at a higher level, one that goes beyond mere criticism of Trump’s trade antics. It’s time to think in terms of individual liberty, free markets, and limited government,...
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Going Around Trump and Xi to Save U.S.-China Relations Doug Bandow For the seventh time now, I am spending a week in July at a Chinese university with several other Americans to speak about economics to Chinese students. And every visit, I learn more about the growing communist giant across the Pacific. However, these experiences...
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Banking on Brexit? Fewer jobs have moved elsewhere in EU than first expected Why hasn’t France won more Brexit business from London? We take the temperature of the French financial industry. Also in this programme: as Greece’s creditors warn its new prime minister not to step out of line, what are his chances of reviving...
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France, US in spat over future 'Gafa' tax on top tech firms The French finance ministry has slammed a US call for an inquiry into France’s “Gafa” bill which would impose a full rate of tax on leading tech firms Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. The treasury in Paris is outraged at the US hinting...
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Feeding People With Science: Plant Researchers Brace for Population Explosion By 2050, the world will require nearly twice as much food as today. But producing it without consuming any extra resources — so as not to exacerbate climate change — will be tricky. Three scientists explain how this agricultural feat may be possible. Posted: July...
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Egypt shifts education focus to improving quality A program currently under implementation in primary schools in Southern Egyptian provinces is building up the capacity of teachers, advancing literacy and engaging the community in education. Posted: July 11, 2019 8:29 am
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What is France's digital tax? The United States is launching an investigation into France’s new digital tax, which targets some of the biggest American technology companies. Our Business Editor Stephen Carroll looks at what the tax entails, and why France is the only country implementing it. Posted: July 11, 2019 8:13 am by France 24
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DP World markets new dollar sukuk, taps existing bond Port operator DP World started marketing 10-year U.S. dollar-denominated sukuk, or Islamic bonds, with an initial price guidance of around 230 basis points over mid-swaps, a document issued by one of the banks leading the deal showed. Posted: July 11, 2019 6:05 am
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US launches investigation into France’s plan to tax tech companies US launches investigation into France’s plan to tax tech companies Posted: July 11, 2019 5:23 am by France 24
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