| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:07 PM
The advocacy documentary "Poverty Inc." claims that the Federal Reserve, like other central banks such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, is a pyramid scheme that redistributes wealth from the many to the few through quantitative...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:47 PM
U.S. stocks soared close to the symbolic 18,000-point threshold on news of much higher-than-expected job growth last month, underscoring the nation's strengthening economy.
Major equity indexes worldwide also shot up as investors bet that the American...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
International climate talks in Lima, Peru, are entering their final week, with few hints of whether a newfound optimism that marked the start of negotiations will ultimately translate into an agreement that would rein in climate change.
| Nov 26, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Here's a question for Floridians to ponder: Is it good that your state generates 86 percent of its electricity from fossil fuels?
I'd wager most of you would say no. So would many of the politicians and bureaucrats directing America's energy policy....
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The U.S. environmentalists are ecstatic about the handshake, non-binding agreement between Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. In reality, the Chinese have merely agreed to follow their existing energy strategy of...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:07 AM
President Obama will pledge $3 billion to an international climate fund aimed at helping developing countries prepare for and slow the effects of climate change, a White House official said Friday.
The U.S. pledged the money to the United Nations...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The little boy born just before sunset was lucky.
He had stopped breathing just after his mother delivered him into a shawl as she lay in a cramped hospital ward here in this provincial town 100 miles north of the capital, Maputo. Fortunately, a group...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Now that the American public has had a chance to see that the very few cases of Ebola in this country have little chance of leading to a dangerous outbreak, it's time to return our attention to the three West African nations where the virus is a daily and...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:35 PM
As President Obama and other world leaders arrive Saturday in Brisbane, Australia, for the annual G-20 summit, they will face a daunting challenge: steering a global economy that has seen most of its major players slowing down.
One notable exception...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Visits to Africa by high-level Chinese delegations, including a presidential trip, have been used to smuggle ivory, contributing to an explosion in poaching that has cut Tanzania’s elephant population in half over the last five years, according to a...
| Oct 6, 2014
Ronald McKinnon, a retired professor of economics at Stanford University who warned Federal Reserve policy makers including former Chairman Ben Bernanke that its large-scale asset purchases would harm the economy, has died. He was 79.