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  • Letter to the Editor

    Anthony Ortiz is running for the Connecticut House of Representatives, 8th district, which covers Columbia, Coventry and parts of Tolland and Vernon. Anthony grew up in Columbia and worked on the Szegda family farm. As are most people who were part of...
  • Afghanistan's new president faces a campaign-scarred economy

    Afghanistan's new president faces a campaign-scarred economy
    As a former World Bank official, Afghanistan's new president has helped develop economic programs for Russia, India and China. But it is in his homeland that Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai faces the greatest fiscal challenge of his career. As coalition troops...
  • Indonesia's new president sworn in, calls for unity

    After a bruising election campaign, former businessman Joko Widodo was sworn in Monday as president of Indonesia, becoming the first man from outside the country’s political and military elite to lead the world’s 10th-largest economy. Tens...
  • Ebola fears spread as Spanish nurse worsens, British man tested

    Ebola fears spread as Spanish nurse worsens, British man tested
    Fears that the Ebola outbreak will spread globally rose on Thursday with the deteriorating health of an infected Spanish nurse, a British man who died in Macedonia being tested for the virus and more demands by U.S. lawmakers for travel bans. At least 26...
  • John Kerry: Other countries aren't doing enough to stop Ebola

    John Kerry: Other countries aren't doing enough to stop Ebola
    President Barack Obama has made it crystal clear that Ebola is an urgent global crisis that demands an urgent global response. The United States has intensified every aspect of our engagement, and that includes providing Ebola treatment units,...
  • Leaders call for quicker response to Ebola at World Bank meeting

    Leaders of the three West African nations hardest hit by Ebola sought support from the international financial community Thursday amid warnings that the widening epidemic is devastating the region's fragile economies. The presidents of Liberia, Sierra...
  • Ebola economic impact in West Africa could be catastrophic: World Bank

    Ebola economic impact in West Africa could be catastrophic: World Bank
    The Ebola outbreak could be "catastrophic" to the West African economy, with an impact of $32.6 billion by the end of next year if health officials are slow to contain the spread of the deadly virus, the World Bank said in a report Wednesday. The...
  • Hong Kong pro-democracy protests fade a week later

    Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators risked a backlash from commuters and retailers on Tuesday as lingering protests caused traffic chaos and sales slump in the global financial hub, with preliminary talks with the government suggesting no quick...
  • IMF lowers forecast for global economy despite 'decent' U.S. growth

    The International Monetary Fund downgraded its forecast slightly for the world economy despite mounting signs that the U.S. is “leaving the financial crisis behind and achieving decent growth.” Improvements in the recovery from the Great...
  • A turning point for climate policy and development? [Commentary]

    A turning point for climate policy and development? [Commentary]
    Climate change has been in the news a lot lately. The United Nations held a Climate Change Summit, which was attended by more than 100 heads of state. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of New York for a "People's Climate March," the...
  • Entrepreneurs step aboard, make their pitch

    Entrepreneurs step aboard, make their pitch
    J.J. Reidy boarded a garish yellow RV parked in Harbor East and shared a vision: vast greenhouses in Baltimore raising produce to feed thousands, the plants feeding on nutrients from the waste of fish swimming in nearby tanks. In two minutes and 35...