Topic: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Fat tax – imposed on butter, oil, other fatty foods – could be world's first. Denmark's fat tax would raise price of a hamburger by 15 cents; small package of butter, 40 cents.
10/08/2011 01:46 am
The lack of financial assistance to offset rising costs of US universities is a major reason, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
09/13/2011 09:32 am
Spain voted in favor of a constitutional amendment to cap deficit spending by 2020, boosting its credibility amid Europe's debt crisis. But many Spaniards were upset with the rushed reform.
09/02/2011 01:54 pm
Gifted students in US public schools can be overlooked and unappreciated. Parents, looking for better options, have begun to find some.
08/31/2011 02:43 pm
Many are forecasting higher oil prices next year, due to increased global consumption and decreased output from Libya and other oil-producing nations. That could threaten global economic recovery.
08/12/2011 04:22 pm
Israel yesterday announced new homes in East Jerusalem to ease a housing shortage. But critics argue that the cost of building in contested territory is partially to blame for Israel's economic woes.
08/12/2011 03:02 pm
In cities across China, trash scavengers are more prevalent than recycling trucks. Low environmental awareness has led to mounting trash woes in major urban areas.
07/28/2011 10:45 am
Greece is reluctant to pass wildly unpopular austerity measures that have brought thousands of angry protesters to the streets, but it has little choice.
06/28/2011 05:00 pm
Greeks' crisis is rooted in too much spending relative to too little production. Greeks work longer hours than all but the South Koreans, but low productivity and high unemployment hurt output.
06/24/2011 06:33 pm
The last spike in global food prices was marked by rioting. With prices again on the rise, G20 agriculture ministers are meeting in Paris and are expected to adopt an 'action plan.'
06/22/2011 06:19 pm