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  • Opinion Why I rent, despite low mortgage rates

    Mortgage rates are in the basement. Real estate is more affordable. But in this dismal job market, Americans need to stay mobile. For now, home is where I lay my head, and it’s a rental.
    12/29/2011 11:15 am

  • The New Economy Is the curtain falling on the eurozone?

    The eurozone will be a different place from what it is today, even if EU leaders take the serious steps necessary to tackle the eurozone's debt problem.
    12/24/2011 08:00 am

  • Opinion Is America over? Not by a long shot.

    American decline is the conventional wisdom, as the United States suffers from high unemployment, crushing debt, and political gridlock. Here's the bigger picture: a competitive and innovative economy, reliable allies, a superior military, and foreign autocrats on the run.
    12/19/2011 10:30 am

  • Stock market: Fears ease over North Korea

    Stock market futures in US edge up as tensions ease over Kim Jong Il's passing. Asia markets close lower, but stock market in Germany, Britain, and France recover.  
    12/19/2011 09:00 am

  • Editor's Blog After Iraq: What will history say?

    As the last US forces leave, we see the eight-year intervention in Iraq only as a sketchy outline. WIth time, a clearer picture will emerge -- and a softer memory may descend.
    12/10/2011 12:45 pm

  • Stefan Karlsson Why Germany's success doesn't extend to other Eurozone countries

    Trade and economic interaction happens with countries outside of the Eurozone as well.
    12/08/2011 06:00 pm

  • Thai court sentences American citizen to 2.5 years in prison for insulting monarchy (VIDEO)

    American Joe Gordon, who translated a banned biography of Thailand’s king and posted it online while living in Colorado, was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in a Thai prison.
    12/08/2011 12:42 pm

  • Global Viewpoint Why you should love your city more than your country

    Patriotism applies to countries, while 'civicism' applies to cities – where more than half the world's population lives. As the world urbanizes, a new class of global cities is competing for the affection of residents and tourists. There are several reasons to welcome this development.
    12/01/2011 02:59 pm

  • How do key countries rank on corruption?

    Every year, the group Transparency International releases its Corruption Perception Index, which measures the perception of corruption – misuse of public resources, bribery, and backdoor deals, to name a few – in countries worldwide. On a scale of 0 (most corrupt) to 10 (least corrupt), no country scores a 10 and more than two-thirds of the 183 countries on the index score below a 5. The US comes in at 7.1. The index is built using data from surveys examining enforcement of anticorruption laws, tracking of public funds, kickbacks in government contracts, etc.
    12/01/2011 02:23 pm

  • Obama eyes a booming Indonesia to create jobs in the US

    President Barack Obama was in Bali today, where Boeing and an Indonesian airline signed a $21 billion contract that the US hopes will boost American business via Indonesia's growing economy.
    11/18/2011 11:51 am

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Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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