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
India can’t use Brics to raise stature till interests with China don’t converge In 2015, they accounted for 19.1% share in world exports ... Only time will tell. In recent times India, certainly, has been the only bright spot in the grouping. It is the fastest growing emerging economy in the world performing even better than China. 09/26/2016 - 3:05 pm | View Link
Jim Willie Warns US Dollar Faces 30% Devaluation As BRICS Prepare Return of Gold Standard! The mantra should be that we save the big banks but killed the economy. Federal deficit spending is considered to sustain long-term economic growth, and to avert recessionary spirals. It does not. Deficit spending is an accumulating disaster. In bad times ... 09/20/2016 - 9:00 pm | View Link
Arun Jaitley pitches for BRICS arbitration platform to cut dependence on developed nations "Many countries fear, and have been suggesting, that the awards emerging out of these arbitration are at times loaded against the emerging economies. Therefore, need has been felt to develop parallel arbitration centres across the world. Let alone London ... 08/27/2016 - 6:39 pm | View Link
The new world of business China’s output is five times that, its economy second in power only to the ... President Joko Widodo, whom Fortune named to its inaugural list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” last year, has already cut costly fuel subsidies, and his ... 01/22/2015 - 12:33 am | 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 - 1:00 pm | View Link
beyondbrics Political systems in the developed world are processing the economic challenges of globalisation and technology in dangerous ways. Although it’s happening with ... 09/27/2016 - 1:38 pm | View Website
Daniel Mminele: The role of BRICS in the global economy There may be minor differences between this version of the speech and the delivered German version. 1. Introduction. Good evening and thank you to Dr Andreas Dombret ... 09/26/2016 - 9:43 am | View Website
BRICS: The New World Powers | Globalization101 There is a new era arising in international relations. The rise of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) is changing power dynamics in ... 09/22/2016 - 12:18 pm | View Website
BRIC In economics, BRIC is a grouping acronym that refers to the countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China, which are all deemed to be at a similar stage of newly ... 09/20/2016 - 6:23 am | View Website
BRICS The BRIC countries label refers to a select group of four large, developing countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). The four BRIC countries are distinguished ... 09/19/2016 - 4:11 pm | View Website
One teenager stabbed another at a South Florida high school football game.
The Broward Sheriff's Office says the stabbing happened late Friday at Boyd Anderson High during a game with rival Dillard High.
Investigators say a 16-year-old stabbed an 18-year-old, who was taken by ambulance to the hospital. The 16-year-old was arrested.
Further details including names and the victim's condition were not immediately available early Saturday.
Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Saturday for Georgia's tiny Catholic community Saturday and pressed his mission to improve ties with the Georgian Orthodox Church after receiving an unexpectedly warm welcome from the Orthodox leader.
While Francis' visit has been met with some protests by hardline Orthodox Georgians, the official reception by the Orthodox Church indicated something of an institutional shift that has accompanied Georgia's geopolitical aspirations.
Georgia is anxious to join NATO and is pursuing an eventual membership in the 28-nation European Union.
Francis' main ecumenical event of the day was an evening visit to the seat of the Orthodox church, where he was expected to press his call for improved Catholic-Orthodox ties.
Countries need to look for practical ways to defuse incidents in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, Singapore's defense minister said.
 confrontations may develop between fishing vessels or other civilian ships, the defense minister said.
Defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and U.
Brandon McCarthy is in the mix for bullpen spot for the NL West champion Dodgers in the playoffs — even after his awful outing in a rare relief appearance.
Taking over for Rich Hill, McCarthy surrendered six runs and five hits, failing to record an out in the Giants' big sixth inning as the Dodgers lost 9-3.
 the situation where we're at and the guys that we really need to get ready for the postseason, for him to take the ball in that capacity out of the pen says a lot about his character.
Pinch-hitter Conor Gillaspie started things in the sixth with a go-ahead two-run double, and pinch-hitter Denard Span's RBI single chased McCarthy (2-3) before he retired a batter.
Madison Bumgarner lined a key two-run double that inning and emphatically pumped his arms while yelling in celebration at second base, and the Giants maintained their slim lead for the second NL wild card.
Brandon Belt added a three-run homer in the seven-run inning and Bumgarner (15-9) beat the Dodgers for the first time in seven starts since May 21, 2015.
Bumgarner stopped a four-start winless stretch, allowing three runs and eight hits in 7 1/3 innings.
Carlos Ruiz followed with an RBI single for a 2-0 lead.
The Giants got it right back in the bottom half, on Posey's RBI single and a sacrifice fly by Pagan.