| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:07 PM
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,...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:44 AM
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...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:41 PM
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...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:50 PM
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.
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:19 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2014
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.
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:21 PM
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.
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:56 AM
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:13 PM
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.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:35 AM
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...