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  • Britain, Italy count prostitution, drugs in GDP estimates

    Britain, Italy count prostitution, drugs in GDP estimates
    Sex, drugs and ... GDP?  Britain's national statistical agency Thursday announced it would begin measuring the economic impact of prostitution and drug trade and include them in future official gross domestic product estimates.  By the Office of...
  • When Rino Scanzoni Speaks, TV Networks Tend to Listen

    With the glitzy TV-network "upfront" presentations in the rear-view mirror, advertisers and TV executives are about to head to the negotiating table. Rino Scanzoni's actions will be under scrutiny by all sides. As chief investment officer for the massive...
  • Agriculture, retail among sectors that weighed on economy in 4Q

    Agriculture, retail among sectors that weighed on economy in 4Q
    Fifteen of 22 U.S. industries contributed to the nation's economic growth in the fourth quarter, with retail, finance and agriculture among the sectors being a drag on the gross domestic product as the year ended, according to an inaugural Commerce...
  • We have much to be thankful for financially

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, because it's a time when we can give thanks for all of the blessings in our lives. I don't want to trump the big stuff, like health, loving spouse, wonderful family, great country, but this is a money column, so we can...
  • U.S. economy grows faster, but the details are less upbeat

    U.S. economy grows faster, but the details are less upbeat
    WASHINGTON — U.S. economic growth improved in the third quarter to a surprisingly solid 2.8% annual rate, the fastest in a year, bolstered by a restocking of goods by businesses. Details of the Commerce Department's report Thursday, however,...
  • U.S. copyright industries add $1 trillion to GDP

    U.S. copyright industries add $1 trillion to GDP
    The economic contributions of U.S. copyright industries reached new heights last year, for the first time contributing more than $1 trillion to the gross domestic product and accounting for 6.5% of the nation's economy, according to a new report. The...
  • Credit-card binge leaves many Brazilians deep in debt

    SÃO PAULO, Brazil — With a stable job as a home health worker, Maria Conceição decided it was time to live a little. So when a local retailer offered her the chance to buy some appliances on credit, she pounced. Using installment plans, she...
  • Report: Showbiz, Other Arts Sectors Make Up 3.2% of Economy -- But It Used to Be More

    Federal officials unveiled a report showing that arts and culture contributed 3.2%, or $504 billion, to the gross domestic product in 2011, a figure that industry advocates hope will bolster their voice in Washington as Congress reexamines copyright and...
  • The South Africa Nelson Mandela discovered, and the one he left behind

    The South Africa Nelson Mandela discovered, and the one he left behind
    By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight. Solving the country's economic crisis was another...
  • Massaging of critical data undermines our society

    Transparency and truth are the fuels that run sophisticated civilizations. Without them, the state grinds to a halt. Lack of trust -- not barbarians on the frontier, global warming or cooling, or even epidemics -- doomed civilizations of the past, from...
  • Abby Huntsman gets a few more things wrong on 'entitlements'

    Abby Huntsman gets a few more things wrong on 'entitlements'
    Let's acknowledge at the top that Abby Huntsman, one of the four anchors of MSNBC's youth-oriented news show "The Cycle," has taken on an ambitious task for herself: She's been trying to discuss U.S. fiscal policy, which is chock full of complicated...