Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
US home building is surging, but job growth isn't The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
Why the BRICS should have their own development bank - Fortune ... for a growing share of the global economy, Brazil ... rise of the rest . The world should welcome a BRICS bank. ... a source of lending ... 08/1/2014 - 10:37 am | View Link
The Brics give in to Western junkies' fix - Mail & Guardian Online ... rumour, the Brics (Brazil ... But a New York Times editorial ... pumping of dollars, euros and yen into the world economy. ... The largest ... 07/31/2014 - 6:16 am | View Link
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The BRICS’ New Financial Initiatives: Good for Whom? - Council on Hemispheric Affairs ... the BRICS constitute one-fifth of the world economy and 40 percent of the world ... These nations share mainly a ... IMF,” Los Angeles ... 07/28/2014 - 6:15 am | View Link
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Banking on the BRICS Since it was recognized by a Goldman Sachs strategist in 2001, BRICS ... the world’s population, their individual fortunes have varied greatly since the concept was first articulated. China’s growth continues, with its share of the world economy ... 07/20/2014 - 10:39 pm | View Link
The BRICS Don’t Like the Dollar-Dominated World Economy, but They’re Stuck With It The West has ceded influence in institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) only grudgingly. To them, today’s financial system is out of touch with the changing times ... economy and desire for development, the BRICS share ... 07/20/2014 - 5:37 pm | View Link
The Brics try to reshape the world They vary vastly in size and heft – China’s economy is 24-times larger ... by denying China a share of IMF voting that matches its weight in the global economy. But while the Brics bank may become a competitor to the IMF and World Bank in development ... 07/14/2014 - 11:03 am | View Link
India pips Japan as world’s 3rd largest economy The report said low-income economies, as a share of world GDP, were more than two times larger based on PPPs than respective exchange rate shares in 2011. Yet, these economies accounted for only 1.5 per cent of the global economy, but nearly 11 per cent of ... 04/30/2014 - 6:55 pm | View Link
Chinese president says BRICS cooperation benefits world economy Photo: Xinhua Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that cooperation among BRICS countries is conducive to a more balanced world economy and the improvement ... and Africa are of the developing world and share broad common interests, pledging Beijing ... 03/19/2013 - 1:57 pm | View Link
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beyondbrics Yoga guru, BKS Iyengar, passed away last week. As the tributes poured in, Iyengar was credited with spreading awareness of Indian culture around the world. 08/27/2014 - 3:39 am | View Website
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World business, finance, and political news from the ... The latest India and international business, finance, economic and political news, comment and analysis from the Financial Times on FT.com 08/27/2014 - 1:08 am | View Website
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Rebel factions in Syria, including an al Qaeda affiliate, captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel, said Israel's military and Syrian opposition activists, the second major loss of a strategic site to extremist groups within days.
"Any attempt by you, Obama, to deny the Muslims their rights of living in safety under the Islamic caliphate will result in the bloodshed of your people" may have been the last words James Foley ever heard.
Over 1,400 children in a town in Northern England may have endured sexual abuse that was systematically ignored by police and other authorities from 1997-2013, according to a report released Tuesday.
The independent report, commissioned by the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and compiled by Professor Alexis Jay, found that children as young as 11 were being raped and brutalized in Rotherham since 1997, and had been routinely trafficked to other Northern England towns for sex.
On Tuesday, the Democratic Republic of Congo reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) that the country is having an outbreak of Ebola, which appears to be separate and unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa.
According to the information given to the WHO and provided to media, here’s how it spread: The first person to contract Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo was a pregnant woman who butchered a bush animal given to her by her husband.
(JERUSALEM) — Israel’s prime minister has declared victory in the Gaza war against Hamas, saying a cease-fire deal gave nothing to the Islamic militant group.
In a news conference broadcast on national TV, Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that “Hamas was hit hard” during the seven weeks of fighting.
He said that under the cease-fire deal, which took effect on Tuesday, Israel didn’t accept any of Hamas’ demands.
More than 2,000 Palestinians were killed in the fighting, and Israeli airstrikes and artillery fire destroyed thousands of buildings.
Netanyahu’s address appeared to be aimed at countering critics who have complained that the cease-fire failed to oust Hamas or stop its rocket attacks out of Gaza.
Hamas also has declared victory.