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Israeli Prime Minister and Likud party's candidate running for general elections, Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement to the press during his visit in Har Homa, an Israeli settlement neighborhood of annexed east Jerusalem, on March 16, 2015 on the eve of

Ahead of a close election, Israel's Netanyahu buys bread

Mar 16, 2015
Israel's incumbent prime minister is changing tactics a bit late in the game.
Posted In: Israel, netanyahu, Palestinian state

Pope pushes on with Vatican financial reforms

Mar 13, 2015
In two years, Pope Francis has radically reformed the Church's governance and bank
Posted In: pope francis, anniversary, catholicism

My money story: When family values battle happiness

Mar 13, 2015
What does growing up in New York's Chinatown teach you about money?
Posted In: Immigration, Money, Chinatown

In Chicago, police misconduct has a hefty price tag

Mar 13, 2015
Chicago paid more than half a billion dollars over 10 years, and it's not alone.
Posted In: police, Ferguson, Chicago, civil rights

Two profiles of China's economy

Mar 13, 2015
China's richest man and a Shanghai fishmonger connect the dots in China's economy.
Posted In: China, middle class, Education
A woman and child ride a bike through the Binh Hung Hoa cemetery in Vietnam.

In Vietnam, a cemetery kicks out the living

Mar 12, 2015
Hundreds of people live in a Ho Chi Minh City graveyard taken 0ver by the city
Posted In: Vietnam, cemeteries, urban development
The strengthening dollar makes it a good time to book a trip to Europe.

How does the strong dollar affect U.S. consumers?

Mar 11, 2015
The dollar remains strong against other currencies. What's the effect on consumers?
Posted In: dollar, euro, yen
Police officers observe a minute of silence to commemorate of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that claimed more than 18,000 lives, and subsequent nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on March 11, 2015 in Fukushima, Japan.

Japan struggles to build a new electricity network

Mar 11, 2015
The expansion of solar power to replace nuclear has hit a wall: The capacity of Japan's grid.
Posted In: Japan, electricity, solar, power, fossil fuels
An increasing number of English-speaking Mexicans that return home from the U.S. are working in call centers where the pay is better than any other typical Mexican job for those without formal qualifications.

For returnees to Mexico, English is a lucrative skill

Mar 10, 2015
Mexicans who have lived in the U.S. are finding good-paying jobs in call centers.
Posted In: Mexico, Immigration, outsourcing
So many clocks, so little time.

Daylight Savings, a thing that exists for no discernable reason

Mar 9, 2015
There's not much evidence that Daylight Savings Time actually cuts down on electricity use.
Posted In: daylight saving time, apple watch, electricity

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