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  • 'Poverty Inc.' gives long lecture on the banking world

    'Poverty Inc.' gives long lecture on the banking world
    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...
  • Stocks soar on upbeat job-growth news

    Stocks soar on upbeat job-growth news
    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...
  • Peru climate change talks slowed by clashes of rich and poor nations

    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. Convened by...
  • Fossil fuels have made all our lives better

    Fossil fuels have made  all our lives better
    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....
  • Flawed debt and trade policies plague U.S.

    Flawed debt and trade policies plague U.S.
    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...
  • Obama to pledge $3 billion in climate aid for developing countries

    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...
  • African health spending lags despite rapid economic growth

    African health spending lags despite rapid economic growth
    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...
  • Who will pay to stop Ebola?

    Who will pay to stop Ebola?
    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...
  • At G-20 summit, U.S. likely to press others to help lift global economy

    At G-20 summit, U.S. likely to press others to help lift global economy
    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...
  • Chinese officials accused of smuggling African ivory on official visits

    Chinese officials accused of smuggling African ivory on official visits
    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...
  • Ronald McKinnon dies at 79; economist opposed Fed asset purchases

    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. He died...