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3 hrs ago | Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Economic strangulation with red tape

President Obama knows nothing about making the economy grow. On his watch, America's gross domestic product has inched forward at an annual average of 1.2 percent, according to World Bank data.


Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Opinion

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

7 hrs ago | Caribbean News Now!

No antibodies to fight chikunguna fever in the Caribbean

WASHINGTON, USA -- Chikungua fever is spreading more rapidly through Latin America and the Caribbean than it takes to learn to spell and pronounce its name correctly.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

16 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Ebola Drains Budgets as Bills Fund Virus Fight: Africa Credit

The worst-ever Ebola outbreak is straining the finances of affected governments, with Sierra Leone using Treasury Bills to fund the fight against the virus as mining companies halt operations to protect workers.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Guinea, Somerset County, England, United Kingdom, Business News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

Local police controversies

Local police controversies Our area is not immune to controversies involving police tactics.


Related Topix: Maryland

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Daily Star

WB likely to okay $2.075b for nine dev projects

The World Bank is expected to come up with a robust portfolio in the current fiscal year like the previous year as the Washington-based lending agency is likely to approve around $2.075 billion against nine development projects of Bangladesh.


Related Topix: Bangladesh, Asia, World News,

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Exclusive: Emergency food drops eyed for quarantined Ebola region of West Africa

International agencies are looking into emergency food drops and truck convoys to reach extremely hungry people in Liberia and Sierra Leone, who are cordoned off from the outside world to halt the spread of the Ebola virus, a top World Bank official said on Thursday.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

The Hill

Obama calls for calm, then golfs

President Obama went straight from a press briefing to the putting greens on Thursday.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Wed Aug 13, 2014

American Reporter

On Native GroundREPUBLICANS Fought the Wrong War - and Lost

In July 1944, with victory over Germany and Japan in sight, 730 delegates from all 44 Allied nations gathered in the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, N.H., to shape the economic system for the post-World War II world.


Related Topix: Bretton Woods, NH

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Hill

Great future for U.S.-Africa trade

The enormous potential of a strong trade partnership between the U.S. and Africa will be a key takeaway from last week's inaugural U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington.


Related Topix: Washington, Congo, Africa


World Bank again criticized for investments in Honduras

In this 2011 file photo farmers walk during a rally in support of residents involved in a land dispute in the zone of Bajo Aguan along the Caribbean coast, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.


Related Topix: Honduras, World News, Non-Profit

Mon Aug 11, 2014

The Heartland Institute

A Musing on the Price of Gold

During the first three weeks of July 1944 more than 700 delegates representing 44 Allied nations - the major economic powers of the world dawning as, a month after D-Day, the end of World War II seemed to come into view - met at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, to formalize arrangements for the postwar global economic ... (more)


Related Topix: Bretton Woods, NH, Joseph Stalin

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Tehran Times

BRIICS: Can Iran become the second "I" in BRICS?

Previously, Iran announced its interest in joining the BRICS group, which is comprised of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.


Global inequality widens

The 1 percent is literally rich beyond measure, depriving nations of billions in tax revenue and obscuring shifts in global inequality.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Hispanic Business

World Bank Group Finances 96 megawatt Tobene Power Plant in Senegal

The project will provide power to over one and half million residents in , the 96 megawatt independent power producer has been structured on a build, own and operate basis to provide much needed electricity for consumers and businesses in heavy fuel oil-fired plant was led by IFC InfraVentures, IFC's infrastructure project development fund.


Africa: The Africa Summit Should Afford Africa a Platform for Greater Voice in Global Forums

Despite Africa's rapid economic development, African nations are not fairly represented in groups such as the G-20 and the World Bank.


Reeling from the impact of Ebola

Among the world's poorest states at the bottom of global development indexes, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea had shown signs of leaving behind brutal wars and leaping into Africa's economic boom - before a lethal Ebola epidemic struck.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Agriculture, Science

The Globe and Mail

Finance Ministry No. 2 quits for private sector, sources say

Deputy Finance Minister Jean Boivin, left, is shown with Finance Minister Joe Oliver during spring IMF/World Bank meetings in Washington on April 11, 2014.


New Vision

Highlights of US-Africa Summit...

Ugandas President Yoweri Museven attends a roundtable discussion with American and African business leaders at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, on August 7, 2014.


Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Thu Aug 07, 2014


PH in good position to end poverty in one generation - World Bank

If the Philippine economy continues its current pace of economic growth of around 6 percent every year, poverty can be eradicated in just one generation, as the average income of Filipinos can double in 10 years and grow twelvefold in 30 years, World Bank Philippines lead economist Rogier van den Brink said on Thursday.


Walta Information Centre

Somali president describes his US visit as productive and positive - Thursday, 07 August 2014 14:49

Addis Ababa, 7 August 2014 - Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud stated to have received a lot of positives from his meetings with US officials during his three-day stay in Washington for US-Africa Leaders Summit.



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