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Iceland becomes the first country in the world to make employers prove they offer equal pay:


Iceland will be the first country in the world to make employers prove they offer equal pay regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality, the Nordic nation's government said Wednesday -- ...


North Vancouver Skips Past 'Secondary Suites,' Allows a Third 'Coach House' on Every Lot:


While some cities debate secondary units and parking controversies, the city of North Vancouver is allowing three units on every single-family lot in the city--parking requirements not included. "The ...


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What Other Countries Can Learn From Iceland's Tourism Boom:


Less than ten years after its worst economic crash ever, Iceland's tourism is now booming. So just how did it turn around? BY JULES SUZDALTSEV Video: http://www.seeker.com/what-other-countries-can-learn-from-icelands-tourism-boom-2278061597.html *** 2017 ...


Leading a Small Business Revolution: Red Wing, MN is a Top Five Finalist:


Red Wing, MN has been working diligently to share their small business business growth vision. This vision recently earned Red Wing a top-five finalist position with the Deluxe Small Business Revolution ...


State of the States 2017: The Future is Automation:


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Inova launches investment fund to find personalize medicine innovators:


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California unveils new laws aimed at dealing with housing shortage:


Local and state officials on Friday highlighted a set of new laws aimed at helping ease California's affordable housing crisis, including legislation that will allow owners of single-family homes to convert ...


It's time for Californian independence.:


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How an economic developer is bringing factory jobs back to Mississippi:


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7 Interesting Facts That Prove That the Netherlands Is the Country of the Future:


The Netherlands has always been famous for its ambitious projects that amaze and impress people all around the world. We at Bright Side think that every country should follow the example of the Netherlands ...


In Life After Coal, Appalachia Attempts to Reinvent Itself:


The decline of the mining industry started long before the Obama administration and will likely continue even with Trump in the White House. That's why local leaders are starting to diversify their ...


Austin Will Use Virtual Reality to Attract Foreign Direct Investment:


Through the use of virtual reality, the city of Austin is turning to the thriving local video game industry to help attract overseas investors and billions of dollars in new economic development money. The ...


The San Francisco Bay Area Voted for a Sustainable, Inclusive Future:


We can't simply rely on the federal government to solve the San Francisco Bay Area's challenges. Time and time again, we have turned to local do-it-yourself solutions. This year, voters rolled up ...


'We Almost Have Riots': Tensions Flare in Silicon Valley Over Growth:


Silicon Valley is bent on disrupting the world. Its products affect how millions upon millions of people live and work. But when it comes to the physical space that many technologists call home, there ...


Women leave work at 2:38 p.m. to protest pay gap in Iceland:


Thousands of women left work at 2:38 p.m. in Iceland on Monday to protest the gender pay gap in the country. In Iceland, women earn 14 to 18% less than men, which means on an average eight hour work ...


China's plan to organize its society relies on 'big data' to rate everyone:


Imagine a world where an authoritarian government monitors everything you do, amasses huge amounts of data on almost every interaction you make, and awards you a single score that measures how "trustworthy" ...


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Sacramento, Calif., and Bay Area Make Pact to Lure Tech Companies Away from Competing States:


The idea is to create a kind of unified Northern California market for companies seeking a place to locate -- a Bay Area-Sacramento mega-region. by Dale Kasler and Mary Lynne Vellinga, The Sacramento ...


Fayetteville -- a little town that grew around outdoor adventure:


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Facebook employee making six-figures quit because Bay Area too expensive:


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San Antonio's Key to Economic Success: Immigrants:




Israel tries to lure tech companies with incentives :


Israel is planning new benefits for technology companies as it seeks to maintain its position as a global hub for innovation. Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon wants to cut corporate taxes for companies ...


Denmark Will Be The First Country On The Planet That Will Become 100% Organic!:


What could be more environmentally and socially advantageous than an entire country going 100% organic? The Danish government has actually announced that it will transform the entire country's agriculture ...


Utah, New Mexico Vie For New Facebook Data Center:


Social networking giant Facebook is looking to put a new data center in the region, a move which has pitted both Utah and New Mexico against each other to lure the data center. Utah apparently ...


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How Massachusetts's New Pay Law Will Help Close The Gender Wage Gap (And How It Won't):


Even an ambitious and unprecedented measure to help close the gender wage gap doesn't guarantee parity. Rich Bellis Full Story: http://www.fastcompany.com/3062547/the-future-of-work/how-massachusettss-new-pay-law-will-help-close-the-gender-wage-gap-and-ho *** In ...

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