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  • All at sea: global shipping fleet exposed to hacking threat

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The next hacker playground: the open seas - and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.
  • Jerry Haar: Income inequality a distraction in curbing poverty

      It has been 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson launched his “War on Poverty,” and although the billions spent produced meager results at best, the focus — poverty — was correct. Those deprived of basic social services,...

    Author: Financial crisis cemented dollar's global role

    Author: Financial crisis cemented dollar's global role
    In contrast to just a few years ago, you don't hear the shrill cry over the dollar much anymore. In the early 2000s, during the 2008 financial crisis, and amid the political rancor over the U.S. debt ceiling in 2011, the doomsayers were out in force....

    U.S.-Japan squabble over beef threatens Trans-Pacific Partnership

    WASHINGTON — After more than four years and 20 rounds of negotiations, the world's biggest free-trade deal in a generation has come down in good part to this: the United States and Japan squabbling over beef. With President Obama due to arrive...

    Trudy Rubin: Iran's choice for U.N. ambassador highlights old wounds

    Hamid Aboutalebi looked like the ideal candidate to become Tehran's ambassador to the United Nations. He speaks fluent English and French, has served as ambassador to Italy, Australia, Belgium, and the European Union, and in an ecumenical twist got his...