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Has Jubilee’s Sh5 trillion expenditure helped economy? :: Kenya

A view of the outer ring road overpass highway that links Thika road and Mombasa Road under construction on December 20, 2016 (Photo: David Gichuru/Standard) SUMMARY Numerous roads were constructed across the country to open up Kenya, with the country forking out about Sh290 billion between 2013 and 2016 on …

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Tax reform plan is pipe dream, stocks to plunge 40-70%

At the height of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, the S&P 500 Index plummeted as much as 58 percent. It happened in March 2009. “This market at 24 times GAAP earnings, 21 times operating earnings, 100 months into a business expansion with the kind of troubles you have in Washington, central …

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Marshall gets $854k grant for behavioral health training

Marshall University has landed a federal grant of more than $854,000 to provide behavioral health training. The Herald-Dispatch reports that the award comes from the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration and its Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program. Marshall will receive more than $213,000 annually over four years. …

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Manitoba farmers’ market takes stand against Ontario vendors caught lying to consumers – Manitoba

A Manitoba farmers market says they take steps to make sure produce labelled as “local,” was not grown by mass-market manufacturers — unlike some markets in a neighbouring province.  On Friday, a CBC Marketplace investigation in Ontario exposed several instances where farmers market vendors in that province mislead shoppers about where their produce came from. Some …

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Spain shuts down Catalonia independence vote technology as tensions rise

People wave Spanish flags while demonstrating against Catalonia’s planned referendum on secession in front of a building decorated with pro-independence banners in Barcelona Saturday  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Spain’s foreign minister vowed Saturday that a planned independence referendum in Catalonia would not take place as the Madrid government sought to dismantle …

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