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  • Wealth gaps lead investors to rethink risk in emerging markets

    LONDON (Reuters) - Middle-class anger at not seeing enough of the fruits of economic growth is growing in developing economies, and that anger is forcing the world's biggest investors to rethink how they rank emerging markets. Political risk has always...
  • Excessive arguing with family and friends may lead to early death

    Excessive arguing with family and friends may lead to early death
    Unreasonable spouse? Demanding kids? Argumentative friends? If it sometimes feels like these stressors are killing you, new research suggests you may be right. Middle-aged adults who frequently fought with their husband or wife were more than twice as...
  • Book review: 'The Cloud Corporation' by Timothy Donnelly

    Book review: 'The Cloud Corporation' by Timothy Donnelly
    The Cloud Corporation Timothy Donnelly Wave Books: 154 pp., $16 paper Like a favorite late-night DJ surfacing from the AM static one particularly desolate evening, Timothy Donnelly's "The Cloud Corporation," his first collection of poetry in seven...
  • Kim Jong-il to North Koreans in Libya: Don't bother coming home

     
    North Korean strongman: Kim Jong-il limits word of Arab Spring to isolated subjects....
  • Michael Hiltzik: Banking on water

     
    That the natural scarcity of water in the West will inevitably lead to economic conflicts and, quite possibly, to political conflicts, there can be no doubt. How do we know? It's already happening. The case of the Kern Water Bank......
  • Arizona forges ahead with bill against “anchor babies”

     
    Guest writer: Raul Ramos y Sánchez Ramos y Sánchez is a marketing executive, editor of MyImmigrationStory.com, and the award-winning author of the novels «America Libre» and «House Divided». You can visit his website at www.RaulRamos.com. Arizona …....
  • YEMEN: Economic roots of social unrest in Yemen

     
    Editor's note: Analysts at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace are included among contributors to Babylon & Beyond. Carnegie is renowned for its political, economic and social analysis of the Middle East. The views represented are the author'...
  • SYRIA: The economic consequences of social unrest [Video]

     
    Editor’s note: This post is from analyst Lahcen Achy, below left, with the Carnegie Middle East Center. Neither the Los Angeles Times nor Babylon & Beyond endorses the positions of Carnegie analysts, nor does Carnegie endorse the positions of The......
  • Tricycle Packed With Explosives Kills 7, Wounds 14

    Tricycle Packed With Explosives Kills 7, Wounds 14
    URUMQI, China -- A suspected bomb attack killed seven people and wounded 14 Thursday in China's far west Xinjiang, a region beset by ethnic conflict and separatist violence. The explosion occurred on a three-wheeled vehicle Thursday morning at a bridge...
  • World View: Eurasian rumble comes to Newport

    NEWPORT BEACH — Can you say, "Nagorno-Karabakh"? Mumbling that double-barreled name to my boss' face triggered a moment of rare discomfort between us. The keen eyes of my editor narrowed and squinted at me through his glasses. His face formed a...
  • Taking liberties

    Remember this? "There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper....
  • Professor advises underwater homeowners to walk away from mortgages

    Professor advises underwater homeowners to walk away from mortgages
    Go ahead. Break the chains. Stop paying on your mortgage if you owe more than the house is worth. And most important: Don't feel guilty about it. Don't think you're doing something morally wrong. That's the incendiary core message of a new academic paper...