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  • "Peak Car" threshold signals changes from automobile to auto mobility

    "Peak Car" threshold signals changes from automobile to auto mobility
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — The world that Henry Ford put on wheels is poised to stall. Several auto-industry analysts predict "Peak Car," a point at which annual global sales growth will top out, in the next decade, Researcher IHS Automotive, for one,...
  • Rachel Marsden: Export opportunity to Ukraine, not the nanny state

    PARIS -- In an apparent effort to fight bribery with even more overt state-sanctioned bribery, the battle for the hearts and minds of Ukraine has devolved into two suitors -- the West and Russia -- flashing their respective bank account statements. How...
  • Afghan presidential vote may be different this time

    Afghan presidential vote may be different this time
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The last time Abdullah Abdullah ran for president of Afghanistan the election devolved into a bloody farce. Votes cast in some areas in 2009 exceeded the number of voters. One in 5 ballots nationwide was tossed out because...
  • Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says

    Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says
    Climate change is already affecting every continent and ocean, posing immediate and growing risks to people, an international panel of scientists warned Monday. The longer society delays steps to cut the release of planet-warming greenhouse gases, the...
  • Indomina Ramping Up with $26 Million in Funding (EXCLUSIVE)

    Indomina Media International and Comerica Bank have closed a $26 million revolving production loan to finance Indomina's slate of feature films. Most of the films will be shot in the Dominican Republic at the new Pinewood Indomina Studios, which features...
  • South Sudan violence leaves donors disillusioned

    South Sudan violence leaves donors disillusioned
    JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan was one of the most ambitious state-building projects that global donors have ever undertaken: Take a newly minted, resource-rich country with some of the world's worst poverty, health and education problems, pour...
  • In El Salvador presidential vote, leftist Sanchez Ceren ahead

    In El Salvador presidential vote, leftist Sanchez Ceren ahead
    MEXICO CITY — A former left-wing guerrilla leader held a wide lead in El Salvador's presidential race Sunday night, but it was unclear whether Salvador Sanchez Ceren could avoid a runoff. With 57% of the ballots tallied, Sanchez Ceren, the vice...
  • India passes massive program to feed 800 million in poverty

    India passes massive program to feed 800 million in poverty
    NEW DELHI — India passed into law Monday an ambitious program to provide nearly free food to some 800 million Indians. Supporters hailed it as a long-overdue fix for the nation’s rampant poverty, while critics slammed it as a shameless and...
  • Upset over U.S. fiscal crisis, China urges a 'de-Americanized world'

    WASHINGTON -- Upset that the fiscal stalemate in Washington is threatening the global economy, China called for the U.S. dollar to be replaced as the international reserve currency as well as for broader steps to create a "de-Americanized world."...
  • Bill Gates predicts almost no poor countries left by 2035

    Bill Gates predicts almost no poor countries left by 2035
    Billionaire and former tech mogul Bill Gates predicts that there will be almost no poor countries left in the world by 2035. Almost all nations will be either lower-middle income or wealthier, and most will have surpassed the 35 countries that are...
  • SolarCity turns to small investors for cash infusion

    California solar panel installer SolarCity is turning to small investors to raise cash to expand its network of rooftop solar systems. The company, which installs solar panels on homes and businesses and government buildings, will allow individual...
  • What if insurgents close the Suez Canal?

    Most of the attention these days is on Syria, but there is also a growing problem in Egypt with global implications. Nine Egyptian policemen were wounded by a bomb in the northern Sinai Peninsula on Monday. The week before, suicide bombers killed nine...