Top central bankers: Economy needs help despite vaccine news

Nov 13, 2020
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Congress “may need to do more” to cushion the blow from the pandemic.
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell testifies during the Senate's Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hearing examining the quarterly CARES Act report to Congress on Sept. 24, 2020, in Washington.
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Trump’s tariff threat puts China’s leader in a bind

May 6, 2019
In Beijing, President Donald Trump’s new threat to hike tariffs on Chinese goods has not gone over well. Stocks fell 5% in one Chinese stock exchange, 7.4% in another, and the currency tumbled. Politically, this puts Chinese leaders in a tough position. They want to end this trade war, but as we know, all politics […]
BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 9: U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. Trump is on a 10-day trip to Asia.
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Bitcoin offers stability in Venezuela's shaky economy

One Venezuelan economist uses bitcoin to defend his family against financial instability.
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The Economist warns of a coming recession in its world economy report

Oct 19, 2018
They find that "the rich world in particular is ill-prepared to deal with even a mild recession."
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday in New York City. As the global economy continues to react from events in China, markets dropped significantly around the world.
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The Economist warns of a coming recession in its world economy report

Oct 19, 2018
They find that "the rich world in particular is ill-prepared to deal with even a mild recession."
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday in New York City. As the global economy continues to react from events in China, markets dropped significantly around the world.
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Europe v China: Whose economic woes pain America more?

Oct 21, 2014
China's growth is declining. Europe is struggling. Which pains the U.S. most?

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Do consumers have to shop to save the economy?

Aug 15, 2014
Kai discusses the week that was.

Departing World Bank president looks back

Apr 12, 2012
After five years, Robert Zoellick is about to step down as the president of the World Bank. He discusses the changing role of the organization in today's global economy.

VIDEO: A history of wealth and lifespan visualized

Jan 26, 2011
Special thanks to LA comedian and Office star Rainn Wilson for pointing us to this amazing video explainer from the BBC via his hilarious Twitt...

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