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Marketing Agricultural Commodities on Global Markets

The worldwide outbreak of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy), also known as “mad cow” disease, suggests that world agriculture faces many issues in relation to marketing agricultural products and food safety. In May 2003, the discovery of the first domestically-originating North American BSE case, found in Canada, dominated discussions concerning the ...
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A survey finds support for both globalisation and import tariffs

IN JANUARY 2000, George W. Bush, then a presidential candidate, said: “If the terriers and bariffs are torn down, this economy will grow.” His eloquence did little for the cause of free trade. Tariffs have consistently retained broad global support despite the spoonerism. GlobeScan, a consultancy, has regularly conducted surveys ...
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Student Loan Servicers’ Frequent Mistakes Went Unpunished, Audit Finds

An audit released by the Education Department on Thursday described its slipshod oversight of federal student loan servicers that were regularly let off the hook for mistakes, driving up costs for taxpayers and for borrowers already owing more than $1 trillion in debt. The department failed to track many mistakes ...
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