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  • Hopkins team creates device to screen for anemia

    Hopkins team creates device to screen for anemia
    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...
  • Ehrlich should clarify his Chávez comments

    Ehrlich should clarify his Chávez comments
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • IMF forecast: A 'very fragile' global recovery

    IMF forecast: A 'very fragile' global recovery
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Website helps immigrants compare fees to send money home

     
    Remittances, Central America, Dominican Republic, World Bank: Immigrants from Central America and the Dominican Republic can go online to compare the cost of sending money from the United States to relatives back home....
  • Flawed financial data used in bullet train critique, official says

     
    The state high-speed rail authority said a group of outside financial experts used flawed international data in an analysis that claimed the future California bullet train would require massive operating subsidies....
  • Half as many women dying in pregnancy, childbirth as 20 years ago

     
    Roughly half as many women worldwide die from pregnancy, childbirth and related complications compared to two decades ago, according to new United Nations estimates released Wednesday.The dropping numbers of maternal deaths -- from 543,000 to 287,000...
  • Eurozone crisis: A love-hate relationship imperils the currency

     
    Global focus: The Irish voted "with a heavy heart" this week to tough out the hardships of remaining a member of the Eurozone. Greek and French voters protested the pain of austerity by throwing out leaders who had been slashing jobs and services to...