| Jun 5, 2013
Fear-mongers and other critics of Social Security were silenced — momentarily — by the release last week of the annual trustees' report for the programs. The report showed not only that it's looking pretty good in the near term, but in the...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:15 PM
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.
| May 25, 2013
HERAT, Afghanistan - They sit in the sun harboring their lost histories, their forgotten dreams, their traces of funerals, graduations and stolen kisses. On dusty windshields, insurance stickers from Travelers and State Farm bear witness to wrecks in...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:22 AM
There's a P3 in your future.
Maryland is poised to join 34 states and key federal agencies in transforming the way government works. The new mantra, "P3," is shorthand for public-private partnerships.
Maryland's P3 legislation, championed by Lt. Gov....
| Nov 26, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Noel Tshiani wasn't at his wedding — he listened by phone in another country to the ceremony in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to court records — but he's just as married as if he'd stood at his bride's side. And soon, he'll be...
| Nov 11, 2012
Every year, health organizations spend millions in the developing world attacking the iron-deficiency disorder known as anemia. They pay special attention to pregnant women, a population highly vulnerable to the disease.
Every year, though, 115,000 of...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 12:00 PM
I teach at Towson University in the College of Liberal Arts, where it is part of our core mission to help students develop their critical thinking abilities — a skills platform essential for career advancement. One key skill is finding the best...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 8:14 AM
Global economies — advanced and otherwise — are looking up, according to the International Monetary Fund. But the incoming growth that the organization foresees will happen on perilous ground.
Economic output worldwide will increase 3.5% in...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 10:40 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 11:47 AM
The chasm separating the uber-wealthy from the rest of the world may be wider than most people think, according to a new report from left-leaning British group Tax Justice Network, which says there is at least $21 trillion -- and possibly as much as $32...