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    Apple has been slowly laying the foundation to become the leader of e-commerce and mobile payments, and all the pieces are just about in place.

  • The New Economy Fed is powerful, but not free of mistakes

    The Federal Reserve, which on Wednesday decided to continue with its tapering program by withdrawing $10 billion of monthly stimulus money, directs US monetary policy with a combination of data and anecdote, quantitative analysis and horse sense. But sometimes the world's most powerful bank gets it wrong, as a new book points out. 

  • The New Economy Unemployment rate falls, but teens get left behind

    Unemployment rate plunged to 6.3 percent in April, but teen employment still lags behind pre-recession levels. Why the high teen unemployment rate? Fewer teens want to work, and the ones who do face increased competition from immigrants, retirement-age workers, and even college and high school graduates. 

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July 27, 2014

Photos of the weekend

Participants warm up before The Sumo Run in Battersea Park, London, Sunday. The runners, wearing inflatable costumes, take part in the 5km run with the aim of raising money for a charity to help educate children in Africa.

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