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SNCF Strike is Macron's biggest reform challenge yet

French President Emmanuel Macron's fight with public sector railway workers will show how serious he is with economic reforms. The unions promise to break for two days a week, unless the president gives up his plan to expose the network to a touch of economic reality. Macron should hold his own. A government-commissioned report released in February showed how much …

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Taxes on short-term rentals are one step closer to reality

Long-discussed rules for short-term rental in Massachusetts came one step closer to the passage on Wednesday when the Senate approved a bill that sets new taxes for the booming industry. The measure would increase the 5.7 percent state hotel tax short-term rental rates that have exploded in recent years, thanks to websites like Airbnb, and enable cities to raise their …

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Amazon and Bezos can not be hurt by Trump

Many of President Donald Trump's tweets can be considered foolhardy, but his series of recent rumors about Amazon.com Inc. was overblown. I'll leave the implications for democracy to others when a US president selects a company he wants to punish, but from a business perspective, his crusade is crazy. For Trump's wheezing and puffing, he can do little to inflict …

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US Tariff Targets at Technology China wants to dominate

The US proposed tariffs on a $ 1945 billion range of China-made products, with a focus on high-tech products from semiconductors to lithium batteries the estimated damage to the US economy and the elimination of China's harmful acts, policies and practices, the level is adequate, "said the US Trade Representative's office on Tuesday in a report listing about 1,300 tariff …

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Is Amazon Evil and am I mad for using it?

Illustration: Jim Cooke (Gizmodo) One-click ordering a massively reduced flat-screen TV, or seventy pounds of coarse-grained salt, it may be easy to forget or temporarily supersede all those stories I have about working conditions, for example read in the warehouses of Amazon, or about the continuation of the gig economy through wage labor. The same goes for Uber rides or …

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