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Jun 5, 2015
Can producing videos for niche audiences make money?
Posted In: ASMR, YouTube, online advertising
Chinese President Xi Jinping accompanies U.S. President Barack Obama to view an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in November, 2014 in Beijing, China.

China may join the TPP...but it'll take a while

Jun 4, 2015
President Obama announced that the U.S. is in talks with China about participation in the trade deal.
Posted In: Trans-Pacific Partnership, China, TPP, President Obama

Will China actually join Obama's trade deal?

Jun 4, 2015
The country is "putting out feelers," and the TPP without China is kind of weak.
Posted In: President Obama, Trans-Pacific Partnership, China

Meet the fast-pass for legal immigration

Jun 3, 2015
You can cut down your wait for a green card substantially, but it'll cost you.
Posted In: green cards, visa, foreign workers
President Obama sits down with Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal to discuss future trade agreements.

President Obama says China open to joining trade partnership

Jun 3, 2015
Kai sits down with the POTUS to discuss TPP and the future of international trade.
Posted In: trade, free trade, trade agreements
FIFA President Sepp Blatter holds a press conference at the headquarters of the world's football governing body in Zurich on Tuesday. Blatter resigned as president of FIFA as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football's governing body.

Freshly re-elected Sepp Blatter leaves FIFA

Jun 2, 2015
Sepp Blatter is taking a permanent timeout from FIFA.
Posted In: FIFA, resign, World Cup, soccer, bribery
Bangladeshi relatives of missing garment workers take part in a protest marking the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 24, 2014. The Rana Plaza building collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing 1,138 workers in

42 charged two years after Bangladesh factory collapse

Jun 1, 2015
17 face murder charges; the owner allegedly ignored safety warnings.
Posted In: Bangladesh, factory workers, disaster, bbc world service
People shop at a market in the border town of Tierra Nueva, Dominican Republic. Remittances made up 7.3 percent of the Dominican Republic's GDP in 2013.

The surprising complexity of moving money across borders

Jun 1, 2015
It isn't as easy as clicking a mouse.
Posted In: remittances, Nepal, MoneyGram

Why it's difficult for minorities to become cops

May 29, 2015
Stigma and previous encounters with police are among the obstacles.
Posted In: ethnicity, race, police, recruiting, minority
An Indian man washes his face at a roadside tap during rising temperatures in New Delhi. Hospitals in India battled Thursday to treat victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed nearly 1,500 lives in just over a week—the highest number recorded in t

Heat wave death toll passes 1,000 in India

May 28, 2015
Streets are melting under intense 120 degree temperatures.
Posted In: India, heat waves, low-income, bbc world service

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