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Pope Francis waves as he arrives in St. Peter's Square for his weekly audience in October, 2014 in Vatican City.

Pope Francis: climate, economics, and values

Jun 18, 2015
The pope offers a moral interpretation of the global economy.
Posted In: pope francis, catholicism, climate change, Carbon

The Greeks are getting tired of crisis talks

Jun 18, 2015
Marketplace's Stephen Beard talks to people in Greece about the economic crisis.
Posted In: Greece, Grexit, crisis, greekcrisis
The European Union and Greek flags fly in front of the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

Greek debt crisis is feeling like Groundhog Day

Jun 16, 2015
Time and options are running out for the nation, whose payments are due soon.
Posted In: greekcrisis, Greece, debt, Eurozone

Cuba Libre

Jun 12, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace look at how the Cuban economy has changed in the last few years.
Posted In: cuba, Economy, change

Magna Carta anniversary draws American support

Jun 12, 2015
For the 800th Anniversary, American lawyers and tourists are descending on London.
Posted In: Magna Carta Holy Grail, Britain, London
A trader works behind a computer screen in Lisbon, Portugal. Government bonds in countries such as the U.S. and Japan have hit new highs this year.

Why bond yields are rising across the world

Jun 10, 2015
An improving economy means investors are selling and prices are falling.
Posted In: government bonds, liquidity, investors

Marketing to the Chinese LGBT community

Jun 9, 2015
A subsidiary of Alibaba is sponsoring same-sex couples coming to the U.S. to wed.
Posted In: Taobao, alibaba, China, gay marriage

BBC at risk as the UK weighs TV license fee

Jun 8, 2015
The $220 annual charge raises about $5 billion a year to fund "the Beeb."
Posted In: UK, television, bbc

Lufthansa to charge extra for using other websites

Jun 8, 2015
The German airline wants customers to book directly through its own system.
Posted In: Lufthansa, air travel, Airlines
The entrance to the Theodore Roosevelt Federal Building that houses the Office of Personnel Management headquarters in Washington, D.C. U.S. investigators have said that at least 4 million current and former federal employees might have had their personal

Data hacks beget more data hacks

Jun 5, 2015
Experts warn that stolen federal HR records could be used years from now.
Posted In: hacking, personal data, Social Security