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  • Indomina Ramping Up with $26 Million in Funding (EXCLUSIVE)

    Indomina Media International and Comerica Bank have closed a $26 million revolving production loan to finance Indomina's slate of feature films. Most of the films will be shot in the Dominican Republic at the new Pinewood Indomina Studios, which features...
  • 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...
  • Even China has second thoughts on South Sudan after violence

    Even China has second thoughts on South Sudan after violence
    JUBA, South Sudan — After South Sudan's optimistic 2011 vote for independence, the country's deadly December descent into ethnic fighting has tried the patience of Western donors, diplomats, humanitarian organizations and investors alike. But for...
  • Global economic growth is expected to speed up this year

    WASHINGTON — After a long and lumpy recovery, the world economy may finally be at a turning point with global growth expected to accelerate this year behind the rising strength of the U.S. and other major developed countries. But world finance...
  • U.S. looks to smartphones and satellites to monitor Afghan projects

    WASHINGTON — As the U.S. military presence dwindles in Afghanistan, officials are finalizing a $200-million plan to use smartphones, GPS-enabled cameras and satellite imagery to monitor relief projects that will continue in areas deemed too remote...
  • Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, 2 others to Federal Reserve seats

    Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, 2 others to Federal Reserve seats
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two other people for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said Friday....
  • IMF official urges U.S. to get 'its act together' and raise debt limit

    IMF official urges U.S. to get 'its act together' and raise debt limit
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. needs to get "its act together" and raise the debt limit before a default derails the nation's recovery and damages the world economy, a top International Monetary Fund official said Wednesday. Short-term interest rates have risen...
  • Upset over U.S. fiscal crisis, China urges a 'de-Americanized world'

    WASHINGTON -- Upset that the fiscal stalemate in Washington is threatening the global economy, China called for the U.S. dollar to be replaced as the international reserve currency as well as for broader steps to create a "de-Americanized world."...
  • What if insurgents close the Suez Canal?

    Most of the attention these days is on Syria, but there is also a growing problem in Egypt with global implications. Nine Egyptian policemen were wounded by a bomb in the northern Sinai Peninsula on Monday. The week before, suicide bombers killed nine...
  • India's dangerous 'food bubble'

    India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early 1960s. Unfortunately, a...