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  • Japan falls into recession as economic fixes fail to do the job

    Japan has fallen back into a recession, a continuation of more than two decades of struggles and a warning about the overwhelming challenge of getting an economy healthy again after massive debt and a real estate bubble poison it.
  • G-20 leaders promise projects, policy reforms to boost economic growth

    Criticized for being long on promises and short on delivery, leaders of the Group of 20 major economies set a target of lifting global economic output by at least 2% over five years -- an ambitious goal that would add $2 trillion to the world economy...

    UC Berkeley students seek to block Bill Maher speech

    UC Berkeley students seek to block Bill Maher speech
    Comedian Bill Maher is scheduled to be the speaker at UC Berkeley’s mid-year commencement, but some students, who object to what they allege to be his anti-Muslim statements, are asking administrators to rescind the invitation. A petition urging...

    Behind the jargon at the IMF

    Given the chance to be a fly on the wall at any institution, few would choose the International Monetary Fund. As part of a series from the Writers in Residence nonprofit organization, novelist Geoff Dyer spent a fortnight on a U.S. aircraft carrier,...

    5 years after the Great Recession: Where are we now?

    5 years after the Great Recession: Where are we now?
    It was the worst U.S. economic calamity since the 1930s. Over 18 months, the Great Recession erased trillions of dollars in wealth, destroyed 8 million jobs and robbed tens of thousands of their homes. More than half of adults lost a job or saw a cut in...