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  • Remittances to Latin America rebound -- except in Mexico

    Remittances to Latin America rebound -- except in Mexico
    The amount of money U.S. immigrants send to their families in Latin America has more than doubled since 2000, and the cash flow home -- except to Mexico -- has recovered from a considerable drop during the Great Recession, a 13-year survey of remittance...
  • Poland, long an economic success story, losing momentum

    Poland, long an economic success story, losing momentum
    WARSAW — Michal Ruminski was 6 when his father took him through a local supermarket here. The store shelves were empty, except for some bottles of vinegar, but that was precisely the point. His father wanted the young boy never to forget the...
  • Substitute-meat makers' art imitates life

    Substitute-meat makers' art imitates life
    Ethan Brown held up one of his ready-to-eat vegetarian chicken strips and peeled off stringy strands that mimicked the moist meat of the real thing. "That's the beauty. That's absolutely everything," said Brown, founder of Beyond Meat, admiring the...
  • Film Review: 'The Human Scale'

    Taking as its model the work of Danish architect Jan Gehl, "The Human Scale" makes an excellent case for designing cities around people instead of automobiles, traffic flow having dominated city planning since the 1960s. Andreas M. Dalsgaard's documentary...
  • Former anti-apartheid activist says South Africa has lost direction

    Former anti-apartheid activist says South Africa has lost direction
    During the course of her career, South Africa’s Mamphela Ramphele has assumed many roles — anti-apartheid activist, medical doctor, academic and businesswoman, just to name a few.   After the bloody uprising in Johannesburg’s Soweto...
  • South Africa stumbles while looking to market itself abroad

    South Africa stumbles while looking to market itself abroad
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Brand South Africa, the body charged with marketing the nation abroad, has had a tough month. The International Monetary Fund on Oct. 1 downgraded its growth forecast for South Africa and called on the government to take...
  • World Bank: Israeli restrictions cost Palestinian economy billions

    World Bank: Israeli restrictions cost Palestinian economy billions
    JERUSALEM-- Israeli restrictions in the West Bank cost the struggling Palestinian economy more than $3.4 billion a year, according to a report released by the World Bank on Tuesday. More than half of West Bank lands are largely off-limits to...
  • Honor us ... maybe

    Dear ( -- --) Congratulations! We here at ( -- --) University would like to invite you to be our commencement speaker. This, as you know, is a great honor. You would join the ranks of ( -- --) last year and ( -- --) the year before and also ( -- --), who...
  • Political gridlock over U.S. debt not just America's problem

    Political gridlock over U.S. debt not just America's problem
    World financial leaders have been warning for weeks that the U.S. congressional gridlock over funding the government and raising the debt ceiling are imperiling economies worldwide and undermining confidence in the U.S. dollar. Even the news Wednesday...
  • Rachel Marsden: A European bailout unlike any other

    PARIS -- The European Union's $13 billion bailout plan for Cyprus has nothing to do with socialism but rather with much greater stakes. This is the EU attempting to outmaneuver an uncharacteristically flat-footed Vladimir Putin and Russia in a key...
  • Greek unrest the result of suppressed democracy

    PARIS -- When the first international effort to impose an economic austerity regime upon Greece was completed, George Papandreou, the prime minister, surprised and infuriated the negotiators from the IMF, European Commission and European Central Bank by...
  • Despite canceled trip, Obama 'committed' to U.S. pivot toward Asia

    Despite canceled trip, Obama 'committed' to U.S. pivot toward Asia
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama pushed his staff for several days this week to keep a long-planned trip to Southeast Asia on his schedule, even after advisors concluded he could not leave the country with the government in shutdown mode. But with dozens...