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  • The presidential power trap

    The presidential power trap
    As Barack Obama prepares to be sworn in for the second time as president of the United States, he faces the stark reality that little of what he hopes to accomplish in a second term will likely come to pass. Mr. Obama occupies an office that many assume...
  • World Bank invests in Baltimore-based Laureate Education

    A division of the World Bank Group announced Wednesday that it has invested $150 million in Laureate Education Inc., giving the international development organization a small stake in the Baltimore-based global higher education company. "It's an...
  • Chicago to host NATO, G-8 in 2012

    Chicago will play host to world leaders next spring during NATO and G-8 summits, giving Mayor Rahm Emanuel an opportunity to shine in the international spotlight but also a chance to stumble if the inevitable protests aren’t handled well. The new...
  • American-Made Index: Odds and Ends

     
    Compiling the American-Made Index always brings its share of interesting tidbits, and this year had no shortage. Here are a few: For 2012, the highest domestic parts content for a single vehicle comes in the Toyota Matrix hatchback. According to......
  • Web freedom groups trumpet EU defeat of anti-piracy agreement

     
    In a victory trumpeted by Internet freedom groups, the European Parliament soundly rejected an international agreement to combat piracy Wednesday after protests against the pact swept Europe. The vote reportedly came down to just 39 votes in favor, 478...
  • Hillary Clinton to World Bank? 'Not happening,' aide says

    News that the World Bank is hunting for a new leader brought forth fresh denials that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is yearning for the job. Robert Zoellick, president of the international financial institution, announced in a statement...
  • Corn, soybean prices at all-time high worldwide, World Bank says

     
    The cost of corn and soybeans soared to all-time heights in July, pushing global food prices upwards and pushing budgets to the breaking point in the Middle East and Africa, the World Bank has warned....
  • Ex-Navy SEAL pushes back on Pentagon warning over Bin Laden book

     
    The former Navy SEAL who wrote a first-person account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden launched another attack Friday as his lawyer disputed the Defense Department’s claim that he was required to obtain Pentagon approval before publishing the...
  • Spokesman: Clinton not seeking World Bank presidency

    A spokesman for Hillary Clinton swiftly and emphatically denied a report Thursday that the secretary of state was considering stepping down to seek the World Bank presidency in 2012. Reuters cited three unnamed sources in its report that Clinton was open...
  • Obama administration wants assistance package for workers before moving trade deals

    Reporting from Washington -- President Obama won't send three pending free trade agreements to Congress for consideration until lawmakers agree to expand a federal assistance program for American workers affected by the trade deals, administration...
  • Food is getting more expensive internationally, says World Bank

    Food is getting more expensive internationally, says World Bank
    The cost of food around the world is rising again, due to bad weather, soaring oil costs and strong demand in Asia for imports, according to the World Bank. Global food prices soared 8% between December and March after dipping late last year from...