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  • John Kerry: Other countries aren't doing enough to stop Ebola

    John Kerry: Other countries aren't doing enough to stop Ebola
    President Barack Obama has made it crystal clear that Ebola is an urgent global crisis that demands an urgent global response. The United States has intensified every aspect of our engagement, and that includes providing Ebola treatment units,...
  • Leaders call for quicker response to Ebola at World Bank meeting

    Leaders call for quicker response to Ebola at World Bank meeting
    Leaders of the three West African nations hardest hit by Ebola sought support from the international financial community Thursday amid warnings that the widening epidemic is devastating the region's fragile economies. The presidents of Liberia, Sierra...
  • Ebola fears spread as Spanish nurse worsens, British man tested

    Ebola fears spread as Spanish nurse worsens, British man tested
    Fears that the Ebola outbreak will spread globally rose on Thursday with the deteriorating health of an infected Spanish nurse, a British man who died in Macedonia being tested for the virus and more demands by U.S. lawmakers for travel bans. At least 26...
  • Indonesia's new president sworn in, calls for unity

    Indonesia's new president sworn in, calls for unity
    After a bruising election campaign, former businessman Joko Widodo was sworn in Monday as president of Indonesia, becoming the first man from outside the country’s political and military elite to lead the world’s 10th-largest economy. Tens...
  • Afghanistan's new president faces a campaign-scarred economy

    Afghanistan's new president faces a campaign-scarred economy
    As a former World Bank official, Afghanistan's new president has helped develop economic programs for Russia, India and China. But it is in his homeland that Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai faces the greatest fiscal challenge of his career. As coalition troops...
  • Letter to the Editor

    Anthony Ortiz is running for the Connecticut House of Representatives, 8th district, which covers Columbia, Coventry and parts of Tolland and Vernon. Anthony grew up in Columbia and worked on the Szegda family farm. As are most people who were part of...
  • 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...
  • A glimmer of hope in Africa: Is Liberia getting Ebola under control?

    A glimmer of hope in Africa: Is Liberia getting Ebola under control?
    In the Ebola crisis, one seizes on hope where one finds it. At the moment, its unlikely location is Liberia, where World Health Organization officials are cautiously -- very cautiously, hinting that the wave of cases there may be ebbing.  "It appears...
  • Ebola death toll rises to 2,900 as world leaders gather at U.N.

    Ebola death toll rises to 2,900 as world leaders gather at U.N.
    World leaders were gathering in New York on Thursday to spotlight the Ebola outbreak ravaging parts of West Africa, a meeting that will test whether the international community is prepared to bring to bear the resources needed to halt the swiftly...
  • World Bank cuts growth outlook as Ukraine crisis weighs

    The World Bank on Tuesday trimmed its global growth forecast, saying a confluence of events, from the Ukraine crisis to unusually cold weather in the United States, dampened economic expansion in the first half of the year. The poverty-fighting...
  • Stock market declines after World Bank cuts economic outlook

    Stock market declines after World Bank cuts economic outlook
    Stock prices slipped early Wednesday after the World Bank cut its global economic forecast, including reduced estimates for the United States and China. Investors also were assessing the surprise primary defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the House...