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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
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter stands next to the World Cup trophy during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina.

Justice department moves on FIFA corruption

May 27, 2015
So far 14 have been indicted, but not longtime FIFA President Sepp Blatter.
Posted In: soccer, football, Sports, FIFA

FIFA officials charged with corruption

May 27, 2015
Several officials were arrested early Wednesday morning in Switzerland.
Posted In: FIFA, soccer, World Cup

My First Job: Printing professional

May 25, 2015
When Shahrouz Varshabi couldn't find work in Iran, he started a business.
Phan Vinh Island in the Spratly archipelago.

Island Fever for China

May 22, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace look at the territorial dispute over the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
Posted In: China, south china sea, Spratly Islands

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