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
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Banking on the BRICS China’s growth continues, with its share of the world economy expanding from 11 percent in 2008 to an estimated 18 percent by 2018. India is still growing, although more slowly, with its share of the global economy rising from 4.8 percent to a forecast 6 ... 07/21/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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The Syrian government is still indiscriminately bombing civilians with explosives-filled barrels in defiance of a U. N. Security Council resolution, an international human rights group said Wednesday.
February's resolution demanded a halt to all attacks against civilians and indiscriminate shelling and aerial bombardment — including the use of so-called barrel bombs — in populated areas.
"Month after month, the Security Council has sat idly by as the government defied its demands with new barrel bomb attacks on Syrian civilians," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch.
European and Dubai-based airlines have begun rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution, though Iraq says its skies are safe.
Iraq is facing a security crisis after militants with the extremist Islamic State group captured large swaths of northern and western Iraq, including its second-largest city, Mosul.