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How Greece might switch back to the drachma

Jul 9, 2015

How Greece might switch back to the drachma

With each day, the likelihood is growing that Greece’s financial catastrophe will force it out of the euro currency alliance and compel it to restore its old currency, the drachma. It won’t be simple. Even in a computer age, issuing a new national currency ...

U.S. hinterlands woo Chinese firms

Jun 26, 2014

U.S. hinterlands woo Chinese firms

Burdened with Alabama’s highest unemployment rate, long abandoned by textile mills and furniture plants, Wilcox County desperately needs jobs. They are coming, and from a most unlikely place: Henan province, China. Henan’s Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group opened a plant in Pine Hill ...