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  • In South Africa, inequality and economic ills persist

    In South Africa, inequality and economic ills persist
    By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight.
  • Social Security should be expanded, not cut

    Fear-mongers and other critics of Social Security were silenced — momentarily — by the release last week of the annual trustees' report for the programs. The report showed not only that it's looking pretty good in the near term, but in the...

    Corn, soybean prices at all-time high worldwide, World Bank says

     
    The cost of corn and soybeans soared to all-time heights in July, pushing global food prices upwards and pushing budgets to the breaking point in the Middle East and Africa, the World Bank has warned.

    The BRICS are getting together. Who are they?

     
    The BRICS are meeting Thursday for an economic summit in India. If you're scratching your head over that acronym, here's a quick explainer on who the BRICS are and why they've teamed up. The BRICS stand for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa....

    Obama reportedly planning Myanmar visit this month

     
    Obama Myanmar : President Obama Reportedly Visiting Myanmar This Month