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WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET ON REVITALIZING AMERICA'S CITIES


U.S. Newswire 28 January, 2000.
 
Encouraging Investment in Underserved Communities with the New Markets
Initiative: President Clinton's New Markets Initiative is helping to bring
economic development and renewal to communities that have not benefited
from the soaring economy by prompting approximately $15 billion in new
investment in urban and rural areas.
President Clinton won funding in FY00 for America's Private Investment
Companies and the New Markets Venture Capitol Program, two key elements of
the Initiative.

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SURVEY: THE MYSTERY OF THE VANISHING TAXPAYER

The Economist February 4, 2000

Globalisation, accelerated by the Internet, is exposing serious flaws in
the world's tax systems. So will we all be paying less tax in future?
Matthew Bishop investigates.

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   NEW AGE TRAVAILS

The Guardian January 12, 2000

As families face poverty, divorce and disintegration, growing numbers of
children are being reaised by their grandparents. But, ask Michael Young
and Jean Stogdon, where is the help and recognition for these invaluable
older carers?

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NEIGHBORS ON THE SAME PLANET

Newsweek International January 31, 2000

Klaus schwab founded the World Economic Forum in 1971 when he was barely 30
years old. Schwab's not-for-profit enterprise is entering its fourth decade
as the foremost meeting for world leaders in business and public life.
Schwab, a professor of management at the University of Geneva, is
establishing a $1 million annual prize that will honor those whose actions
and ideas have generated specific change. Last week, on the eve of the
forum's annual summit in Davos, Switzerland, he spoke with NEWSWEEK
columnist Pranay Gupte. Excerpts:

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HEALTH-CARE REFORM ON A DANGEROUS TRAIL

Calgary Herald 29 January 2000

All other problems pale in comparison to the juggernaut that is an aging
population without appropriate or adequate community-based care.

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ON STUMP, TALK OF POVERTY IS AGAIN THE RAGE

http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/2000/01/14/fp2s1-csm.shtml

The Christian Science Monitor Washington, January 14, 2000

For the first time since Lyndon Johnson launched his war on poverty,
Democratic candidates are paying more than passing attention to the poor.

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BLAIR: THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER FOR THE NORTH

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk:80/dynamic/news/story.html?in_review_id=234361
&in_review_text_id=182981

London Evening Standard/This is London 6 December 1999

Tony Blair today claimed his Government is winning its battle to close the
North-South divide. The Prime Minister began a tour of the  industrial
North-West in the prosperous city of Chester in order to highlight the
differences which exist within, as well as between, each English region.

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COALITION LOOKS FOR ANSWERS TO SOCIAL SECURITY DILEMMA

The Columbus Dispatch December 6, 1999

If full benefits are to be maintained, one answer is to increase payroll
taxes. But projections show that would require boosting the 12.4 percent
that is paid half by employers and half by employees by 5 percent -- an
enormous burden on younger workers.
The opposite extreme would be drastic cuts in benefits that would leave
many recipients without a safety net. The system provides checks not only
to retirees but to disabled workers and surviving spouses and children of
deceased workers.

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