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  • A Colombian city under siege wonders if troops can bring lasting peace

    BUENAVENTURA, Colombia The armored Humvee with the roof-mounted M-4 rifle rumbled down a narrow alley as camouflaged troops in flak jackets poked their heads around corners and peered beneath shacks balancing precariously on stilts. For more than two...
  • Afghan presidential vote may be different this time

    Afghan presidential vote may be different this time
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The last time Abdullah Abdullah ran for president of Afghanistan the election devolved into a bloody farce. Votes cast in some areas in 2009 exceeded the number of voters. One in 5 ballots nationwide was tossed out because...
  • Rachel Marsden: Export opportunity to Ukraine, not the nanny state

    PARIS -- In an apparent effort to fight bribery with even more overt state-sanctioned bribery, the battle for the hearts and minds of Ukraine has devolved into two suitors -- the West and Russia -- flashing their respective bank account statements. How...
  • Banking on those who don't [Commentary]

    Banking on those who don't [Commentary]
    If you are among America's 68 million people who can't, won't or just don't do business with private banks, the post office wants you. Recognizing a need for affordable banking services among the nation's lower-income consumers, the U.S. Postal...
  • Bank of England readies tools to rein in risky mortgage lending

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England urged banks on Thursday to consider the risk of future spikes in interest rates when they approve mortgages, and prepared tools to rein back potentially dangerous lending. British house prices have risen by around...
  • Peru eyes trimming environmental red tape to free up investments -minister

    LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's new energy and mines minister said the government is working on a package of reforms to speed up permitting for investments, including exempting some oil exploration projects from environmental impact studies. Eleodoro Mayorga,...
  • China needs new market-based approach to urbanization: World Bank

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China should let market forces play a greater role in its drive to boost the urban population to accomplish its goal of ensuring sustained, consumer-led growth, the World Bank said in a report on Tuesday. In the report jointly...
  • As the planet heats up, Calvert fund bets on water

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Water is the world's most abundant commodity. But for investors it tends to be a wash out. That disconnect struck the team behind the Calvert Global Water Fund as a potential source of profits. Global climate change, increasing...
  • Indiana gay marriage ban is bad for business

    Indiana gay marriage ban is bad for business
    Indiana likes to tout itself as having a more hospitable business climate than Illinois, citing all the money problems Illinois politicians have gotten this state into. But one thing it seems Illinois pols have gotten right, from a business standpoint,...
  • Sunday guest list: Chesley Sullenberger, Nate Silver, Matt Damon

    Sunday guest list: Chesley Sullenberger, Nate Silver, Matt Damon
    UPDATED: The Sunday morning guest list: Pilot Chesley Sullenberger, CBS' aviation expert, will be a guest on "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Other guests are former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass.; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Sen. Kelly...
  • Canada stocks to slip, then rebound in choppy 2014: Reuters poll

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian stocks are expected to decline in the coming months after an early surge this year, then rebound by year-end to levels not touched since 2008 as prospects for global growth improve, a Reuters poll found. The median forecast...