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A boat transporting migrants arrives in the port of Messina (Italy) after a rescue operation at sea on April 18, 2015 in Sicily.

Service Info: It's like Yelp...but for refugees

Apr 27, 2015
The IRC unveils a Yelp-like service for refugees
Posted In: syria, European Union, refugees
People search amid the rubble of collapsed houses in Bhaktapur, a city in Nepal, on April 27, 2015, two days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the South Asian country.

Remittances play a big role in Nepal's economy

Apr 27, 2015
Nepal is unusually dependent on remittances as a percentage of GDP.
Posted In: Nepal, remittances, disaster relief
A close-up shot of the eleven-piece place settings of the Obama State China Service which is on display during a press preview of the state dinner for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The White House unveils its new china

Apr 27, 2015
That's china, small-c, as in fancy dishes.

The situation in Nepal

Apr 27, 2015
A report from on the ground in Kathmandu.
Posted In: Nepal, emergency aid, earthquake

From human trafficking victim to survivor

Apr 24, 2015
One woman describes her journey from invisible to visible.
Posted In: trafficking, visa, invisible, human rights
Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico could run out of money in three months

Apr 24, 2015
The economy crashed when corporations moved out, but the government kept spending.
Posted In: Puerto Rico, government, shutdown

The activists are coming!

Apr 21, 2015
Spring is shareholder meeting season — and primetime for activist investors.
Posted In: activist investor, share buybacks, investment, board of directors, corporations, AGM, business, shares, stock, whiteboard
An American flag waves outside the United States Capitol building.

Trade agreements, then and now

Apr 21, 2015
Congress is turning its attention to trade this week.
Posted In: NAFTA, U.S. economy, Congress

Another wave of migrants drown in the Mediterranean

Apr 20, 2015
Many are trying to enter Europe to escape violence and find job opportunities.
Posted In: migrants, employment, tragedy

Why NBA is first U.S. pro league to go to Cuba

Apr 20, 2015
The NBA plans a basketball clinic in Cuba for later this month.
Posted In: NBA, cuba, basketball

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