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Private organizations are doing important and innovative work to help connect Americans with jobs and to make the labor market work for all Americans.

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Before Democratic presidential candidates take the stage for their first primary debate, a panel of experts discuss America’s rapidly changing demography and implications for the 2016 election and beyond.

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An oil platform in Tromsø, Norway.

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, financed by oil revenues, is more than a piggy bank for a rainy day. It’s a tool to help spur economic growth in the face of declining energy revenues.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L, front), Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R, front), Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin (L, back) and other members of the delegation attend the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 28, 2015. Reuters

As Russian actions in Syria and Ukraine challenge US leadership around the globe, Vladimir Kara-Murza provides his vital perspective on the drivers of Putin’s foreign and domestic policy.

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Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (2nd L) talks with Brazil's Vice President Michel Temer during the swearing-in ceremony of new ministers after a cabinet reshuffle, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, October 5, 2015. REUTERS/Adriano Machado.

An economic downturn, low public approval ratings, and converging corruption scandals have imperiled the Rousseff administration in Brazil.

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Here’s my latest collection of interesting economic links, news, charts, videos, and more.

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AEI President Arthur Brooks discusses the prospects of an efficient federal government in 2015 and on — namely whether or not the House GOP can pick a speaker and govern.

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Demonstrators shout slogans as they carry placards during a protest against the killing of Mohammed Akhlaq, in Mumbai, India, October 6, 2015. The murder by a Hindu mob of Akhlaq, a Muslim man rumoured to have slaughtered a cow, has thrown a spotlight on the polarising agenda of some followers of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade - RTS39PF

As the undisputed leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mr. Modi needs to do a better job of setting the tone for his party.

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House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) adjusts his tie at a news conference on "Taxpayers Protection Alliance on Trade Promotion Authority" on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 10, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas.

Try as he might to rule himself out, Ryan is going to keep hearing calls for him to take a job he does not want.

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US House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (C) departs after his decision to pull out of a Republican caucus secret ballot vote to determine the nominee to replace retiring House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 8, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst .

The House Republicans are in full implosion mode, a reflection of the deep and unresolved — and maybe impossible to resolve — schism in the party between radicals and bedrock conservatives.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi, Russia, October 7, 2015. Shoigu told Putin during a televised meeting on Wednesday that four Russian warships in the Caspian Sea had launched 26 rockets at Islamic State in Syria. REUTERS/Aleksey Nikolskyi/RIA Novosti.

Putin appears to be sending a message to Obama: “We can fly anywhere we want, anytime we want. And there is nothing you can do to stop us.”

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New data released today by the College Board confirm an outcome that has persisted for generations – high school boys significantly outperform girls on the SAT math test.

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From all indications, we are now on the cusp of a major shift to hybrid and all-electric vehicles. If additional power plants aren’t built soon, there might not be enough base-load electricity to usher in a fundamentally new era.

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