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  • Bacon, pork shortage 'now unavoidable,' industry group says

    Bacon, pork shortage 'now unavoidable,' industry group says
    Might want to get your fill of ham this year, because "a world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable," according to an industry trade group. Blame the drought conditions that blazed through the corn and soybean crop this year. Less...
  • A.W. 'Tom' Clausen dies at 89; longtime Bank of America leader

    A.W. 'Tom' Clausen dies at 89; longtime Bank of America leader
    A.W. "Tom" Clausen, a no-nonsense Midwesterner who led San Francisco-based Bank of America before and after serving as president of the World Bank, died Monday at a hospital in Burlingame, Calif. He was 89. The cause was complications from pneumonia,...
  • Government forces killed, raped Rohingya in Myanmar, report says

     
    In Myanmar, government forces stood by while Rohingya Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists were slain in devastating rounds of violence, then joined in by killing, raping and rounding up the Rohingya, Human Rights Watch said in a new report....
  • Massive blackout hits Cairo, sparking new anger at Egyptian government

     
    Egypt was plunged into its worst blackout in months when a power outage swept across much of the capital, crippling the Egyptian Stock Exchange, stranding passengers in subway cars and creating fresh anger at the embattled government....
  • Corn, soybean prices at all-time high worldwide, World Bank says

     
    The cost of corn and soybeans soared to all-time heights in July, pushing global food prices upwards and pushing budgets to the breaking point in the Middle East and Africa, the World Bank has warned....
  • The best of generational warfare

     
    By Megan Crepeau Let's all remember that squabbling over which generation screwed up America the worst is a) Pretty much pointless b) A distraction from problem-solving in the here and now c) Incredibly fun. Especially when it's done as well......
  • Obama reportedly planning Myanmar visit this month

     
    Obama Myanmar : President Obama Reportedly Visiting Myanmar This Month...
  • Claremont McKenna names legal scholar as next president

     
    Claremont McKenna College announced its new president Thursday: Hiram E. Chodosh, the dean of the University of Utah’s law school and an expert on legal affairs and anti-corruption measures in the Middle East and Asia. Chodosh will succeed Pamela B....
  • Romney was right about culture and prosperity

    Romney was right about culture and prosperity
    One of the few things Americans on both sides of the partisan divide can agree on is that this election is shaping up to be vexingly petty. The hunt for gaffes -- some real, many imagined -- has taken over. Mitt Romney's recent overseas tour, we are told,...
  • Social Security should be expanded, not cut

    Fear-mongers and other critics of Social Security were silenced — momentarily — by the release last week of the annual trustees' report for the programs. The report showed not only that it's looking pretty good in the near term, but in the...
  • World Bank invests in Baltimore-based Laureate Education

    A division of the World Bank Group announced Wednesday that it has invested $150 million in Laureate Education Inc., giving the international development organization a small stake in the Baltimore-based global higher education company. "It's an...