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  • Syrian economy may take 30 years to recover, UN report says

    GENEVA Businesses across Syria have been devastated by the destruction inflicted by the traumatic three-year civil war, and the economy could take 30 years to recover to its pre-conflict level, a United Nations survey published Wednesday warns. The...
  • India central bank leaves rates on hold; election, monsoon in focus

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - With elections looming and an uncertain economic growth outlook, India's central bank left interest rates on hold on Tuesday, as expected, and indicated it will keep rates steady in the near term if inflation eases towards the bank's...
  • Russia's central bank right to shore up ruble short term: World Bank

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's central bank made the right decision to defend the ruble in the short term and prevent excessive volatility in the exchange rate when the Ukraine crisis escalated, a senior official at the World Bank said on Wednesday. The...
  • The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    Reports: Jobless claims, 3Q GDP estimate, pending home sales, natural gas inventories.  Earnings: Winnebago Industries, Accenture, GameStop Corp. No local earnings.
  • Abby Huntsman gets a few more things wrong on 'entitlements'

    Abby Huntsman gets a few more things wrong on 'entitlements'
    Let's acknowledge at the top that Abby Huntsman, one of the four anchors of MSNBC's youth-oriented news show "The Cycle," has taken on an ambitious task for herself: She's been trying to discuss U.S. fiscal policy, which is chock full of complicated...
  • Douglas C. Lyons: America's 'new normal' will bring higher food prices

    A few years back, I came up with a new economic indicator to chew on – the cost of bacon. I admit I freaked when that popular part of the pig went north of $6 a pound. But that was back in 2011 when the country was still grappling with the effects...
  • Consumer spending increases in February while inflation stays low

    Consumer spending increases in February while inflation stays low
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer spending increased last month the most since November as Americans appeared to start shaking off the effects of severe winter weather. Spending rose 0.3% in February, up from 0.2% the previous month, the Commerce Department said...
  • UK posts big current account deficit, household savings down

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's current account deficit was much bigger than expected in the fourth quarter and households ran down savings to keep up their spending, reminders of the need to put the economy on a more balanced footing to maintain growth....
  • UK March consumer sentiment hits highest since mid-2007: GfK

    LONDON (Reuters) - British consumer sentiment rose in March to its highest level since around the start of the financial crisis in 2007, a survey from researchers GfK showed on Friday. GfK's headline consumer confidence index rose to -5 this month, its...
  • South Korea's recovery seen softening as China slows

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's industrial output in February shrank for a second consecutive month while a business confidence measure fell, data showed on Friday, casting doubts on the strength of the economic recovery in the face of slowing growth in...
  • Government Policies Worsen Inequality

    Someone who is determined to disbelieve something can manage to disregard an Everest of evidence for it. So Barack Obama will not temper his enthusiasm for increased equality with lucidity about the government's role in exacerbating inequality. In the...
  • Massaging of critical data undermines our society

    Transparency and truth are the fuels that run sophisticated civilizations. Without them, the state grinds to a halt. Lack of trust -- not barbarians on the frontier, global warming or cooling, or even epidemics -- doomed civilizations of the past, from...