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Op-Ed: Houston has a golden opportunity to come back as a 'smart city'

Houston - Before Hurricane Harvey hit the southeast coast of Texas, the U.S. had already been through nine weather and climate disaster events that saw losses exceeding $1 billion each, according to NOAA. The big question — Will Houston be smart when it rebuilds?

Athens shopkeepers ask public transport workers to suspend strike

Athens - Retail businesses in Athens face a bleak Christmas as industrial action in the transport sector is set to strike another nail in their coffin. Constant protests in the city disrupt businesses already under strain.

Poll: More Americans would opt for a business job than government

New York - If you had the option, would you rather work for a private company or the government? A new poll suggests that an overwhelming number of Americans would choose to be employed for a business than for a bureaucracy.

Malaysia introduces first minimum wage for private sector workers

Kuala Lumpur - In a televised speech, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the nation's first minimum wage for private sector employees. Razak called it a "special present" from the government and noted it would benefit three million low-income workers.

Should the private sector be the one to deliver Canada's mail?

Calgary - Why is the government delivering Canada's mail? Should the free market deliver mail to millions of Canadians instead? These are the questions being posed by two professors at The School of Public Policy.

Highest drop in UK unemployment for over a decade

Chris Grayling, United Kingdom employment minister, has made clear his happiness surrounding an encouraging drop in unemployment.

Obama tells nation economic recovery 'going to take time'

Washington - In his weekly address on Saturday, President Barack Obama told Americans “it’s going to take time” to fix the economic problems they currently face in their struggles to get “within reach” of the American dream.

IMF says African economy recovering faster due to private sector

Nairobi - The International Monetary Fund has announced that the African economy is recovering much quicker than a lot of other regions of the world and they believe the private sector was a key attributing factor to the recovery.

Mock lunar landers to go head to head in X Prize Cup

Spaceshipone showed us private companies can put us in space and now the private sector is going after the next "X Prize" with Moon Landers... I see our Space Program going through alot of changes in the next 10 years and hopefully all for the better...

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