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Show me a hero in housing policies

Aug 21, 2015
A conversation with showrunner David Simon on housing and segregation.
A look inside the business Damoka, which is filled to the brim with Persian rugs.

Will Iran nuclear deal affect Persian businesses in L.A.?

Aug 19, 2015
Los Angeles has the largest Iranian community outside Iran. Persian businesses have had to work around the sanctions.
Posted In: Iran, nuclear power, nuclear energy, Persian community

Why wireless providers are ditching the two-year contract

Aug 18, 2015
Sprint is the latest to drop two-year contracts. Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson explains why.
Posted In: Sprint, mobile, wireless
The Maui Gold Pineapple Company has started exporting to Japan.

High hopes and hurdles in selling to Japan

Aug 14, 2015
Unique rules impede business in agriculture, medicine, investment and services.
Posted In: TPP, Japan, exports

Many factors at play in the devaluation of yuan

Aug 14, 2015
The biggest? A seal of approval from the International Monetary Fund.
Posted In: China, yuan, international monetary fund, exchange rate, currency

Cuba needs an infrastructure revolution

Aug 14, 2015
Better diplomatic relations could spur renovation of aging structures.
Posted In: cuba, Havana, John Kerry

Greek parliament backs new bailout deal

Aug 14, 2015
The deal was backed despite a rebellion by many MPs in the governing Syriza party.
Posted In: bailout, Greek crisis, Greece
Investors monitor screens showing stock market movements at a brokerage house in Shanghai on Thursday. China has set a lower value for its yuan currency for the third straight day.

Devaluation in China continues

Aug 13, 2015
China has set a lower value for its yuan currency for the third straight day.
Posted In: China, yuan, currency, devaluation

China's central bank holds press conference

Aug 13, 2015
But did it work to calm global fears?
Posted In: China's Economy, yuan, renminbi
A teller counts yuan banknotes.

Why the Chinese currency matters to the U.S. economy

Aug 12, 2015
It could affect imports, exports and interest rates.
Posted In: China, yuan, exports