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2014-01-28 12:26:11

LONDON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: United States Business Forecast Report Q1 2014 Core Views We remain positive on the growth trajectory for the US economyover the next several years, as we believe that many structural factorsare aligning for a period of sustained growth, underpinning ourforecast for real GDP growth to average 2.4% per year from 2013-2018, up from 0.8% per year from 2008-2012. The labour marketrecovery...

2010-09-28 18:23:34

Researchers from North Carolina State University have identified a "tipping point" for national debt "“ the point at which national debt levels begin to have an adverse effect on economic growth. The findings could influence economic policy discussions globally, and will be distributed at the upcoming meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group. "If a country's public debt reaches 77 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP), bad things start to happen," says...

2009-07-31 15:06:12

The International Monetary Fund warned South Korea Friday its government debt had reached levels that worried other countries. The IMF said government debt in South Korea would jump to 39.4 percent of gross domestic product by 2014, up nearly 10 percentage points from the pre-recession ratio of 29.6 percent, The Korea Times reported Friday. The outlook for public debt is more worrying in many countries, the IMF said. In particular, debt ratios in the advanced Group of 20 countries are...

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2009-06-03 14:25:00

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told the House Budget Committee Wednesday to expect difficult choices to control spending. In the end, the fundamental decision that the Congress, the Administration, and the American people must confront is how large a share of the nation's economic resources to devote to federal government programs, including entitlement programs, Bernanke said in a prepared statement. Crucially, whatever size of government is chosen, tax rates must ultimately be...


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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