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Fed's Brainard says global economy 'brighter,' less risk to Fed outlook
CNBC
"The global economy is brighter than it has been for the last few years," Brainard said at a panel at the Center for Global Development. Brainard has been among the chief Fed officials concerned about the impact weak global growth posed to the U.S. Her ...



Washington Examiner

Cohn: US economy is 'shining light' compared to others
Washington Examiner
Even though economic growth has disappointed in recent years and President Trump seeks to increase it, the U.S. is still a "shining light" compared to other advanced nations, his top economic adviser said Thursday. "The U.S. is the leading growth ...

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Recode

The gig economy workforce will double in four years
Recode
The number of on-demand workers in the U.S. is expected to nearly double in the next four years. That means 9.2 million Americans are expected to work in the gig economy by 2021, up from 3.8 million last year, according to combined research by Intuit ...



NPR

One Huge Problem With Trump's Promise To Grow The U.S. ... - NPR
NPR
The president has long looked to China and India as a model for galloping economic growth. Here's why it's unlikely that the U.S. could grow even half as fast.

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Ahead of budget, Pakistan finance minister touts expanding economy
Reuters
ISLAMABAD, May 25 Pakistan's economy is on track to expand 5.3 percent in the financial year 2016/2017, the fastest rate since 2007, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Thursday, a day before he announces a budget plan which is likely to focus on ...

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Bloomberg

U.K. Economy Weakens More Than Estimated, Growth Drops to 0.2%
Bloomberg
The U.K. economy slowed more sharply than initially estimated in the first quarter as shoppers flagged and trade dragged on growth. Gross domestic product rose 0.2 percent, less than the 0.3 percent published late last month and down from 0.7 percent ...
Brexit economy: workers face squeeze but firms remain upbeatThe Guardian
Is UK sick man of Europe? Not yet, even as economy slows sharplyReuters
UK economy grows more slowly than expected in first quarter 2017 ...The Independent
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Fed's Brainard: Risks to US economy lower due to 'brighter' global outlook
MarketWatch
Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard said Thursday there is now less risk to the U.S. economy due to a healthier global economy. "As I look out at the global economy today, it is brighter than it has been probably for the last few years ...



CNBC

Lack of workers, not work, weighs on the nation's economy
CNBC
After eight years of steady growth, the main economic concern in Utah and a growing number of other states is no longer a lack of jobs, but a lack of workers. The unemployment rate here fell to 3.1 percent in March, among the lowest figures in the nation.



CNNMoney

Intuit: Gig economy is 34% of US workforce
CNNMoney
"The gig economy...is now estimated to be about 34% of the workforce and expected to be 43% by the year 2020," Intuit (INTU) CEO Brad Smith said Wednesday on an earnings call. "We think self-employed [work] has a lot of opportunity for growth as we ...

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MarketWatch

Opinion: America's most successful companies are killing the economy
MarketWatch
Dominant U.S. companies have delivered amazing benefits to consumers and shareholders, but their success has also damaged our economy. The problem with winner-take-all capitalism is that the winners take it all and leave a mess for the rest of us to ...


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