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Global Economy’s Stubborn Reality: Plenty of Work, Not Enough Pay
Even as job markets are tight in many major economies, low unemployment is failing to spur robust increases in wages, leaving workers angry.
Why Aren’t Wages Rising Faster Now That Unemployment Is Lower?
When labor markets tighten, wages are expected to rise. But in recent years, as unemployment has fallen below 5 percent in the United States, wages have not been increasing as fast as in the past. Economists debate the reasons; workers grapple with the consequences.
Ruling Conservative-Led Bloc Wins Norway’s National Elections
A race that was close in opinion polls, the election was viewed as a referendum on taxes, immigration, energy policy and European integration.
Germany Stays on Course With Rout of Norway in World Cup Qualifying
Germany roared to a 6-0 win over the Norwegians, an encouraging performance after their narrow 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic last week.
Stranded on Norwegian Island, Rowers End Their Arctic Mission
A team of international rowers set records on a journey to the Arctic ice shelf, but poor weather conditions set in on their way back to Norway.
Tasting the Sweetness of Summer, Berry by Berry
Berries clothe seeds and fertilize them when they drop to the ground, and one summer they taught a young woman to savor time.
Karl Ove Knausgaard: By the Book
The author of the six-volume autobiographical novel “My Struggle” and, most recently, “Autumn” steers clear of crime fiction: “I only read crime novels when I’m depressed, so I try to avoid them.”
Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Dissident and Nobel Laureate, Is Cremated
The small, muted funeral was attended by his wife under official watch. Mr. Liu’s ashes were later dropped into the sea.
Both Climate Leader and Oil Giant? A Norwegian Paradox
While Norway wants to wean its own citizens off fossil fuels, it remains one of the world’s biggest petroleum producers and is revving up exports.
On a Tiny Norwegian Island, America Keeps an Eye on Russia
In a sleepy town in the Arctic, the business of snooping on Russia’s fleet of nuclear submarines is flourishing thanks to an American-funded radar system.
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