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La OCDE aconseja a España superar los impuestos verdes, el IVA y mejorar las políticas de empleo
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La OCDE aconseja a España superar los impuestos verdes, el IVA y mejorar las políticas de empleo

Associated media - Connected media La Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico (OCDE) se suma al club de organizaciones que vaticinan que este año la economía española dará un buen ejemplo. Ante un aumento del Producto Interior Bruto (PIB) —que regresará 1,8% en 2024—, menos inflación y también una reducción del discurso. Sin embargo, la previsión de juventud publicada también contiene un pequeño catálogo de recomendaciones para que el país se sume al mandato de crecimiento sostenible y cumpla las nuevas reglas fiscales europeas. La institución multilateral con sede en París muestra su preocupación por el elevado nivel de consumo público en España, aunque destaca el trabajo realizado en los últimos años para contener el déficit. “La relación pública del PIB es alta ...
¡Prepárate para las alergias primaverales!
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¡Prepárate para las alergias primaverales!

Connected media - Associated media ¡Ya están aquí las alergias! Es posible que tanto los peques como los adultos hayan empezado a notar el lagrimeo, el picor de nariz, los estornudos, los moqueos u otros síntomas comunes de este tipo de enfermedades. Pero ¿estáis preparados para afrontar la estación primaveral? La Sociedad Española de Alergología e Inmunología Clínica ya ha adelantado que este año se espera una primavera muy intensa para los alérgicos. Las altas temperaturas que se presentaron a principios de año y las lluvias de las últimas semanas pueden propiciar que el polen permanezca más tiempo en el ambiente. Esto, además, puede provocar que los efectos alérgicos sean más persistentes. Por todo ello, la doctora Lourdes Pérez González, especialista en Alergología del Hospital U...
Antony Blinken Visits China – The New York Times
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Antony Blinken Visits China – The New York Times

Connected media - Related media Mr. Biden emphasized that the United States would continue to take necessary actions to prevent advanced American technologies from being used to undermine its own national security, without unduly limiting trade and investment, according to the White House. Mr. Xi said that putting new sanctions on China was not “de-risking,” but creating risks. If the United States was bent on “containing China’s hi-tech development and depriving China of its legitimate right to development, China is not going to sit back and watch,” he said, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. U.S. officials say their restrictions are necessary given China’s authoritarian government and statist economic model. But the moves have rankled Chinese leaders and pushed tensions ...
How a Pirate-Clad Pastor Helped Ignite Trump Media’s Market Frenzy
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How a Pirate-Clad Pastor Helped Ignite Trump Media’s Market Frenzy

Related media - Connected media Mr. Nedohin raised his arms in celebration. A few minutes later, he cut to a video of a rocket blasting into the sky, with Mr. Trump photoshopped onto it. “We are holding Trump stocks,” he declared. “We are now financial investors in him.” Mr. Nedohin is one of hundreds of thousands of amateur investors who own shares of Trump Media, convinced that its sole platform, Truth Social, will become one of the world’s most popular and profitable social media sites. In recent months, tens of thousands of Trump fans have tuned into Mr. Nedohin’s webcasts, where he exhorts viewers to invest in the company, arguing that “Trump always wins in the long run.” The enthusiasm from Mr. Nedohin and other Trump supporters has turned Trump Media into the latest “meme stoc...
Now Arriving at an Airport Lounge Near You: Peloton Bikes, Nap Pods and Caviar Service
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Now Arriving at an Airport Lounge Near You: Peloton Bikes, Nap Pods and Caviar Service

Linked media - Related media A handful of new lounges opened by credit card issuers, including Capital One and American Express, have recently landed in airports across the United States, promising posh spots of refuge for select travelers awaiting their flights. At La Guardia Airport, caviar service will be available for pre-order. At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, travelers can get complimentary massages, and at Denver International Airport, there are nap pods. In addition to amenities, the new lounges provide an ambience reminiscent of a luxury hotel lobby, both in interior design and scale, and fit several hundred people at a time. “Lounges have certainly gotten busier, so we’ve expanded our footprint,” said Audrey Hendley, president of American Express Travel,...
Is the Boom-and-Bust Business Cycle Dead?
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Is the Boom-and-Bust Business Cycle Dead?

Linked media - Linked media The rise of international trade, Mr. Kelly added, can often offset slowing domestic demand since businesses, enabled by the internet, can find customers throughout the globe. And the service sector’s growth, he concluded, has “made the economy more stable and, importantly, less sensitive to interest rates.” Across the economics profession, many are not feeling as reassured. When weighing recession risks, Thomas Herndon, a professor of economics at John Jay College of the City University of New York, doesn’t take much long-term solace in the growing sophistication of big business. There are, he said, “many, many, many causes” for downturns — some of which are not directly linked to financial instability. Mr. Herndon noted the work of the 20th-century Polish...
Soft Landing or No Landing? Fed’s Economic Picture Gets Complicated.
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Soft Landing or No Landing? Fed’s Economic Picture Gets Complicated.

Linked media - Connected media Mr. Biden said on Wednesday that he stood by his prediction that the Fed would lower interest rates this year — an unusual comment from a president who usually avoids talking about Fed policy out of respect for the central bank’s independence from the White House. “This may delay it a month or so — I’m not sure of that,” Mr. Biden said. Many Fed watchers think today’s high rates could persist for considerably longer. Many economists and investors previously expected rate cuts to start in June or July. After this week’s inflation report, investors increasingly see rate cuts starting in September or later. Blerina Uruci, chief U.S. economist at T. Rowe Price, noted that the longer inflation flatlined, the more it could delay rate cuts: Officials are likel...
The Worst Part of a Wall Street Career May Be Coming to an End
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The Worst Part of a Wall Street Career May Be Coming to an End

Associated media - Connected media If they persevere, they move up the ranks to associate, then director and managing director; a handful end up running divisions. Although grueling, the life of a senior banker can be glamorous, involving traveling around the globe to pitch clients and working on big-money corporate merger deals. Many who get through the two-year analyst program have gone on to become business titans — the billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Stephen Schwarzman began their careers in investment banking — but a majority will leave before or after their two years are up, bank representatives said. There are jokes among junior bankers that the most common tasks of the job involve dragging icons from one side of a document to another, only to be asked to replace the icon o...
March’s Hot Inflation Report is a Political Blow to Biden
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March’s Hot Inflation Report is a Political Blow to Biden

Related media - Linked media The unexpected re-acceleration in price growth across the economy is at least a temporary setback for President Biden, who has been banking on cooling inflation to lift his re-election prospects. Mr. Biden and his aides have publicly cheered the retreat of annual inflation rates over the last year, after watching the fastest price growth in 40 years dent the president’s approval ratings earlier in his tenure. They have been anxious for inflation to fall even further, in order give relief to consumers and to potentially spur the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates — a move that would help to drive down borrowing costs for mortgages, car loans and other consumer credit. Mr. Biden has been particularly focused on home buyers, including young voters who are...
Ohtani’s Former Interpreter Is Said to Be Negotiating a Guilty Plea
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Ohtani’s Former Interpreter Is Said to Be Negotiating a Guilty Plea

Associated media - Linked media A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office declined to comment. Matthew Hiltzik, a spokesman for Ohtani, referred to the player’s detailed explanation he gave to the media two weeks ago, when Ohtani said Mizuhara had stolen from him and he promised to cooperate fully with the federal and Major League Baseball investigations. “I never bet on baseball or any other sports or never have asked somebody to do that on my behalf,” Ohtani said. “And I have never went through a bookmaker to bet on sports. Up until a couple days ago, I didn’t know this was happening.” The allegations about the theft surfaced when the Dodgers were in Seoul to open the season with games against the San Diego Padres. Interest in the team has been intense since it signed Ohtani to a ...