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British doctors seek jobs abroad amid discontent over NHS pay

Feb 19, 2024
As doctors prepare for another strike to protest their salaries and working conditions, some weigh opportunities in the U.S. and Canada.
Junior doctors plan to go on strike Saturday, another in a series of work stoppages.
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In Taiwan's election, young voters focus on inflation, wages and war

Jan 12, 2024
The U.S. and China loom large over Taiwan's presidential and legislative elections on Jan. 13, but so do domestic bread-and-butter issues.
A man wearing a Team Taiwan jacket from the governing DPP party takes a photo of a group of supporters at a political rally in central Taipei.
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In "American Ramble," a 26-day walk reveals a "profoundly different" nation

Mar 28, 2023
Neil King Jr. reflects on his history-rich journey from Washington, D.C., to New York City.
On his journey from Washington, D.C., to New York, Neil King Jr. passed through Pennsylvania farmland and absorbed impressions of American history.
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Did the enhanced child tax credit really reduce household poverty?

Early studies find that the enhanced credit reduced childhood poverty and food insufficiency.
"The expanded child tax credit did not have a negative short-term employment effect that offset its documented reductions in poverty and hardship," said Chris Farrell, Marketplace senior economics contributor.
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As summer begins, ban on U.S. travel to EU nations is an economic blow

Jul 1, 2020
The transatlantic market is profitable for airlines, and it's a boon to other travel-related businesses.
EU nations will not open their borders to U.S. travelers. What does that mean for the American travel industry?
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U.S. companies want more than China's free market gestures

Nov 28, 2018
Ahead of the G-20 summit, both the United States and China are signaling a potential agreement to back off the budding trade war. President Donald Trump reportedly may delay scheduled tariffs on Chinese goods, and Beijing has provided more market access to international insurance companies. But there are many issues that still need to be […]

Canada grapples with refugee influx from U.S.

Nov 28, 2018
Refugees seeking asylum are leaving the U.S. for Canada, where authorities scramble to house them.
Beds in an emergency respite opened in Toronto in mid-November to relieve pressure on its stressed shelter system.
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Why some people are worried about drug patent protections in the new NAFTA

Oct 2, 2018
The trade agreement reached over the weekend between the U.S., Canada and Mexico includes longer intellectual property protection periods for the expensive class of drugs known as biologics.
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U.S. companies are bringing cash home, but not as much as President Trump predicted

Sep 19, 2018
The trillions that have been earned abroad aren't just sitting in a vault.
President Donald Trump expects more than $4 trillion in overseas corporate profits to flow back to the U.S. soon. Some experts say that's an unrealistic amount.
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Hundreds testify on impact of looming tariffs

Aug 23, 2018
The U.S. Trade Representative is holding hearings on $200 billion in proposed tariffs.
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