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The Economist
American CEOs earn 300 times as much as the average worker-up from 25 times in the '70s. A new book argues for change
60% of substandard housing lies in just ten countries, led by China, India and Nigeria
President Xi Jinping has quickly become the most powerful Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping
America's Supreme Court justices have been uncharacteristically silent of late, despite a rather busy October. Why?
"He talks like the emperor Napoleon." Is Barrack Obama a narcissist? The facts suggest not
View our Editor's weekly article picks, take this week's quiz and listen to Economist Radio via our Facebook tab
Winter hasn't always been the deadliest season. A taste for summer warfare killed many a noble
Remembering Ben Bradlee - the Washington Post editor who toppled President Richard Nixon
Is Number 10 prepared to gamble Britain's national interest on a policy shaped by populists?
Coffee break bulletin: our three minute round up of the week's business news
How much city-dwellers overpay for housing. View and interact with our #Dailychart via
What makes some conflicts so intractable? The Economist explains what defines a frozen conflict
Oscar Pistorius's case has raised questions about justice and equality in South Africa
The biggest threat to a future full of driverless cars? Cheap humans
Mobile-phone records are an invaluable tool to combat Ebola
China's debt is continuing to soar. To rein it in, it must be willing to let companies fail
Tracking the journey of a virus: our interactive map of the Ebola outbreak
China is developing clean sources of energy. The problem is getting them used
Shinzo Abe says he knows the right measure of carrot and stick to apply with North Korea. Not everyone is persuaded
An unexpected source of methane just keeps popping up and is turning out to be significant
Emerging markets were supposed to bail developed economies out of the financial crisis. What happened?
Nigeria and Senegal have contained Ebola. Can other countries learn from this success?
The risk of a new and painful global economic downturn, though still small, is growing
The barnyard battle for Iowa's Senate seat could decide who controls the Senate
Apple's new contactless-payment technology might truly change the way we pay for things when we go abroad
Without a carrot to dangle, Apple Pay may find fewer customers willing to bite
Protesters in New York claim an opera is anti-Semitic, inflammatory, and "justifies terrorism"
Who will win the battle for America's Senate? Keep up-to-date with our interactive map
Frieze Masters may well become the most important art fair of its kind in London
Tesco reports a fall in pre-tax profits of 92%. Investors should take heed; misstating accounts has a long tradition
One of the most sincere renderings of a collection of 20th century classics by a living artist
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Both of Britain's main residential property taxes are ripe for reform
Ebola in graphics - up to date with the latest figures
Christophe de Margerie, the boss of Total, died on October 20th. Our 2008 profile #econarchive
Victoria's secret: how much to bag a pair of Queen Victoria's knickers? A mere £6,200 ($9,900)
#Dailychart: Euro-zone debts are looking increasingly unsustainable. But how bad is it?
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The Economist explains why America has been slow to adopt modern credit-card technology
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Attacks on soldiers in Canada have stirred talk of global action against terror
Foreign direct investment into Myanmar tripled in three years to $2.6 billion in 2013
The Irish government plans to alter one of its more controversial tax policies
The level of China's poverty is a matter of some contention and confusion
The long debate in America over "net neutrality" is inching towards some form of compromise
Talk of changes to clubs and casinos suggests Japan is ready to loosen up a little
Pakistan's blasphemy law has particular resonance in the Republic of Ireland. Here's why:
Serbia is caught between its European ambitions and its prime minister's autocratic drift
The supermarket wars in Britain are likely to intensify as upstarts gobble up market share