| Mar 18, 2011
| 10:49 AM
A radiation monitor in California has detected a trace of radioactive material from the stricken nuclear power plant in Japan, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization said Friday, but an Environmental Protection Agency spokesman said it has found...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 10:27 AM
The World Bank on Monday issued a report saying the damage from Japan's earthquake and tsunami could amount to as much as $235 billion and that limited effects from the disaster will be felt in economies across East Asia.
Rebuilding in the aftermath of...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 3:56 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Few people on the street may be familiar with the World Bank. Yet, it plays a critical role in the U.S. effort to engage the world through its contribution to economic development in poor and post-conflict societies.
As current World Bank President...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:52 AM
After a superheated rise, China’s economy is starting to slow. Luckily, according to the World Bank, the Asian superpower is headed for a “soft landing” instead of a crash that could overwhelm the multitude of countries with which...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:21 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2012
The World Bank passed a big test in December when Congress quietly approved its request for additional funding, part of the development group's first general capital increase in more than 20 years. During a time of fiscal stress and partisan gridlock, the...
| Mar 22, 2011
China has missed the deadline to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling to loosen state controls on foreign media, the U.S. trade representative said, delaying wider U.S. access to its fast growing market for films, music, books and other...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 9:21 AM
It took nearly 20 years of negotiations, but Russia was finally welcomed into the World Trade Organization on Wednesday.
The largest economy outside the WTO until now, Russia will become the international trade group’s 156th member. The U.S. joined...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 5:00 AM
My recent letter of questioning the use of corn to produce ethanol prompted the expected rebuttal from the Renewable Fuels Association ("U.S. must abandon corn-based ethanol," Aug. 28).
That, however, doesn't change the fact that corn ethanol only...
| Aug 12, 2011
When large demonstrations in Mexico calling for an end to the drug war grew last spring, communities of citizens abroad perked up and took notice. Chatter began popping up on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. Virtual groups formed. Mexicans...