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The idea that finance is an arm of the state is back — and global banking is likely to be reshaped by it.
Europe’s haven for Big Tech isn’t as prosperous as the data suggests.
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Such provisions would put a greater number of people at risk of losing their benefits. There are better ways to strengthen this safety net.
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Dingy old office complexes are hogging valuable land and holding back needed new development in high-growth areas outside city centers.
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