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  • Oxfam report highlights widening income gap between rich, poor

    Oxfam report highlights widening income gap between rich, poor
    As business and political leaders gather in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the improving world economy, new evidence emerged about how much the rich have become richer — and how much further the poor are falling behind. The 85 richest people on...
  • 85 richest people own as much as bottom half of population, report says

    85 richest people own as much as bottom half of population, report says
    The 85 richest people on Earth have the same amount of wealth as the bottom half of the population, according to a new report that highlights growing income inequality as political and business leaders gather for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos,...
  • Income inequality is biggest global risk, World Economic Forum says

    Income inequality is biggest global risk, World Economic Forum says
    Worsening income inequality is the risk most likely to cause serious damage around the globe in the coming decade, the World Economic Forum said in a report ahead of its annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland, next week. The widening gap between rich...
  • Global economy at turning point as growth picks up, World Bank says

    Global economy at turning point as growth picks up, World Bank says
    WASHINGTON -- The global economy is at a turning point this year as it shows signs of strengthening, with the U.S. and other developed countries expected to see stronger growth, the World Bank said. "Most of the acceleration is expected to come from...
  • Where the jobs are

    Where the jobs are
    A friend recently got stuck when he tried to explain to his son, who was struggling to find a job, how our economy got to be the way it is. He asked my help since I am a well-known crank on the matter. I offered him three short anecdotes: Last summer...
  • Financial markets: Six highlights -- and absurdities -- of 2013

    Financial markets: Six highlights -- and absurdities -- of 2013
    Wall Street had plenty of reasons to think 2013 would go miserably for the stock market — what with a lackluster global economy, the U.S. government shutdown, Syria's civil war, the Obamacare fiasco and Miley Cyrus. Instead, we're on track for a...
  • Golden Globes 2014: McQueen, Cuaron among nominees for directing

    Golden Globes 2014: McQueen, Cuaron among nominees for directing
    Touted as an awards front-runner since early autumn, British director Steve McQueen finally garnered Golden Globes love Thursday for his searing depiction of antebellum plantation life in “12 Years a Slave.” The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn....
  • World Bank chief says Fed can reduce taper risk with communication

    World Bank chief says Fed can reduce taper risk with communication
    WASHINGTON -- Clear communication from Federal Reserve officials could reduce the risk to developing economies when the central bank starts reducing a key stimulus program, the head of the World Bank said. Developing nations saw their borrowing costs...
  • Media executives predict growth and mergers in 2014

    Media executives predict growth and mergers in 2014
    The improving global economy has given media executives confidence for fiscal improvement in 2014 -- a year that could be punctuated by mergers and acquisitions in the media and entertainment sectors, according to a new report. Consulting firm Ernst &...
  • Panama Canal expansion draws delegates from U.S. seaport states

     Panama Canal expansion draws delegates from U.S. seaport states
    PANAMA CANAL ZONE — After waiting out an early-afternoon downpour, Vice President Joe Biden and the U.S. delegation emerged into the humid heat to tour the $5.2-billion canal expansion. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake snapped pictures...
  • Women gain as gender gap worldwide narrows, report says

    Women gain as gender gap worldwide narrows, report says
    The world's gender gap narrowed slightly in 2013, improving in 86 of 133 countries ranked by the World Economic Forum.  Iceland, Finland and Norway were the top-ranking countries, having closed more than 80% of its gender gap, the report said. The...