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  • Cannes Film Review: 'The Salt of the Earth'

    Wim Wenders' mastery of the documentary form is again on display in "The Salt of the Earth," a stunning visual ode to the photographer Sebastiao Salgado, co-directed by the shutterbug's docu-helmer son Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. Long recognized as one of...
  • Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees

    Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees
    The Senate Banking Committee confirmed the nomination of Stanley Fischer, the former president of the Bank of Israel, for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 job and also approved two other nominees to fill seats on the central bank's short-handed board....
  • Cannes Market Launches Next Program to Focus on Innovations in Cinema

    "Le Judas," by Canada's Ziad Touma, Dane Julie Frik Walenciak's "Muleum" and Australian Jonny Peter's "Dream Channel" will feature at the Pitching Sessions of Next, a roundtable and workshop program that marks one of the biggest innovations at 2014's...
  • Ethanol offers consumers a choice

    Certain foods taste just like summer, and corn on the cob is one of them. What many people don’t know is that ethanol isn’t made from corn you’d put on the grill. It’s produced from No. 2 yellow corn, and it’s getting you...
  • Condoleezza Rice latest graduation speaker to back out amid protests

    Condoleezza Rice latest graduation speaker to back out amid protests
    Ah, commencement season, time for pomp, circumstance and controversy. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has become the latest public figure embroiled in a commencement spat, announcing Saturday that she would not give the graduation address...
  • CIA, U.S. military at odds over Afghanistan pullback plan

    The CIA has made plans to close its network of secret bases in Afghanistan and pull its personnel back to Kabul this summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of American...
  • Progress, Rwandan style

    KIGALI, Rwanda — Twenty years ago Monday, the state of Rwanda set about trying to hack itself out of existence. Starting on April 7, 1994, Hutu extremists, in a premeditated 100-day campaign, systematically butchered close to 1 million Tutsis...
  • South Sudan violence leaves donors disillusioned

    JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan was one of the most ambitious state-building projects that global donors have ever undertaken: Take a newly minted, resource-rich country with some of the world's worst poverty, health and education problems, pour...
  • 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...
  • Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says

    Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says
    Climate change is already affecting every continent and ocean, posing immediate and growing risks to people, an international panel of scientists warned Monday. The longer society delays steps to cut the release of planet-warming greenhouse gases, the...
  • 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...