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  • Radiation Detected in Sacramento, Levels Not Harmful

    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...
  • Japan damage could reach $235 billion, World Bank estimates

    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...
  • 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...
  • Change the World Bank needs

    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...
  • China's 'soft landing,' as predicted by the World Bank

    China's 'soft landing,' as predicted by the World Bank
    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...
  • 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...
  • A World Bank success story

    A World Bank success story
    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...
  • China still restricting foreign media, U.S. complains

    China still restricting foreign media, U.S. complains
    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...
  • Russia becomes 156th member of WTO, 19 years after application

    Russia becomes 156th member of WTO, 19 years after application
    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...
  • Corn-based ethanol fuel won't solve our energy problems

    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...
  • U.S. global economic competitiveness trails Sweden, Finland

     
    World Economic Forum says U.S. global competitiveness in fifth place...