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  • Apodaca: Time for commencement speeches to graduate?

    Is it a sign of the times that commencement speeches have become controversial? This year has been marked by a string of protests at college campuses across the country against the people invited to deliver keynote addresses at graduation ceremonies....
  • Surging retail sales signal an economy on the upswing

    Surging retail sales signal an economy on the upswing
    Americans rushed out to shop as frigid weather lifted in March, propelling retail sales at the fastest pace in a year and a half. The gauge from the Commerce Department surged 1.1% last month from February in its biggest leap since September 2012. Sales...
  • Students hold commencement speakers accountable

    It's easy to criticize the college students who rallied against such commencement speakers as Condoleezza Rice, Robert J. Birgeneau and Christine Lagarde because they condemn their views on the Iraq war, the Occupy movement's conduct at UC Berkeley or the...
  • U.N. condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base

    U.N. condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — At least 12 people were killed when an armed mob overran a United Nations peacekeeping camp in Bor, South Sudan, in an attack targeting ethnic Nuer. South Sudan was torn by ethnic violence when the country's ruling...
  • Developing nations are the world's biggest polluters

    Developing nations are the world's biggest polluters
    WASHINGTON — The latest report from the United Nations climate change body, released this week, makes clear the good, the bad and the ugly about one of the world's most intractable problems. As things stand today, the world will be hard pressed to...
  • Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees

    Senate committee confirms Stanley Fischer, two other Fed nominees
    The Senate Banking Committee confirmed the nomination of Stanley Fischer, the former president of the Bank of Israel, for the Federal Reserve's No. 2 job and also approved two other nominees to fill seats on the central bank's short-handed board....
  • What do dead fish and college students have in common?

    Dead fish and college students generally don’t have much in common. Except maybe this week. You see, tens of thousands of dead fish floated to the surface of Marina del Rey’s harbor over the weekend. As The Times reported: “Heaps...
  • 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....
  • College grads: With speakers as in life, at times you take what you can get

    On college campuses all over the country, the classes of 2014 have distinguished themselves like none before — mainly by chasing away their commencement speakers. Students at Smith College scared off Christine Lagarde, the first female managing...
  • The commencement speaker boondoggle

    With commencement season heading into full swing, the scandal du jour is the rising number of speakers hounded off their graduation podiums (podia?) by student protests or threats thereof. Rutgers graduates and their parents will be deprived of the...
  • Fischer is confirmed to Fed board

    Fischer is confirmed to Fed board
    Stanley Fischer, the former Bank of Israel head picked by President Obama for the No. 2 job at the Federal Reserve, won Senate confirmation Wednesday to become a member of the Fed's board of governors. The 68-27 vote in favor of Fischer means he will...
  • After painful cuts, Portugal set to exit Eurozone bailout

    After painful cuts, Portugal set to exit Eurozone bailout
    Three years after it was forced to seek a humiliating international rescue, Portugal is set to become the latest Eurozone country Saturday to exit its bailout program and regain control of its finances amid a halting economic recovery. At the order of...