| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 4:38 PM
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....
| May 4, 2012
| 9:34 PM
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....
| May 16, 2012
| 4:38 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 4:40 PM
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...