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Japan PM Abe’s maglev railway decision reflects political calculus over economics
July 22, 2016 at 12:20 JST
Few doubt Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to invest public funds in a $90 billion (9.5 trillion yen) high-tech "maglev" railway makes political sense. Whether it makes equally good economic sense is less clear.
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California transportation IUOE workers reject sellout contract
By Isaac Finn
21 July 2016
In a vote earlier this month, maintenance workers employed by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) overwhelming rejected a sellout contract negotiated between the state government and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).