Beige Book is the Federal Reserve's periodic survey of economic conditions around the US.
Chile mine rescue updates are dominating worldwide headlines and lighting up social media as people share their excitement about the mission.
The completion of the shaft that will be used to evacuate the Chile miners who've been trapped for almost two months was cause for celebration. The effort has also helped engineering and other companies to showcase their wares.
Mario Vargas Llosa, who was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature, was interviewed by the MONITOR in 1977. Llosa spoke about literature and politics in the Latin America region. He criticized US politics, called Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution "a great deception," and said he found Latin American writers to be socially and politically committed than those in the US.
World governments have manipulated currency ever since they unpinned it from gold, 40 years ago. Today, everyone is devaluing their own currency, while gold skyrockets.
The US civil rights movement was influenced by anticolonial ideals – such as equality and freedom.
Italian authorities are looking into allegations of money laundering in the Vatican's bank, adding to the Roman Catholic Church's recent woes over sex-abuse scandals.