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  • SolarCity turns to small investors for cash infusion

    California solar panel installer SolarCity is turning to small investors to raise cash to expand its network of rooftop solar systems. The company, which installs solar panels on homes and businesses and government buildings, will allow individual...
  • 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...
  • Remittances to Latin America rebound -- except in Mexico

    Remittances to Latin America rebound -- except in Mexico
    The amount of money U.S. immigrants send to their families in Latin America has more than doubled since 2000, and the cash flow home -- except to Mexico -- has recovered from a considerable drop during the Great Recession, a 13-year survey of remittance...
  • In El Salvador presidential vote, leftist Sanchez Ceren ahead

    In El Salvador presidential vote, leftist Sanchez Ceren ahead
    MEXICO CITY — A former left-wing guerrilla leader held a wide lead in El Salvador's presidential race Sunday night, but it was unclear whether Salvador Sanchez Ceren could avoid a runoff. With 57% of the ballots tallied, Sanchez Ceren, the vice...
  • 'The Frackers' tells a one-sided account of the new energy boom

    Fracking on a large scale may be coming soon to California as oilmen converge on the Monterey Shale, a formation that could hold 15 billion barrels' worth of oil. At $100 a barrel, that's … a lot of money. Money is the real subject of Gregory...
  • Local universities lend aid, spread awareness for Philippines typhoon relief

    Local universities lend aid, spread awareness for Philippines typhoon relief
    When Joshua Brown initially approached fellow student Jeanine Reyes last spring about starting a Filipino club at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, he figured the group might hold an occasional social pot-luck dinner. But then, on Nov. 8, Typhoon...
  • In South Africa, inequality and economic ills persist

    By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight. Solving the country's economic crisis was another...
  • Israel, Jordan and Palestinians sign accord on water cooperation

    JERUSALEM -- In a rare example of regional cooperation, Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian officials have signed an agreement aimed at generating new water sources for all three and saving the Dead Sea, a unique nature site and prime economic asset. A...
  • 'Rising rest' affect U.S. development aid [Commentary]

    'Rising rest' affect U.S. development aid [Commentary]
    The United States is developing its second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) — a broad assessment of the State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and their effectiveness in furthering the...
  • Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, two others to Fed seats

    Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, two others to Fed 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 others for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said. Lael...