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Some not so great economic news out of Europe: gross domestic product for the second quarter is out this morning for the Eurozone, and across the board, economic growth was flat. Germany, Europe's largest economy, contracted in the second quarter by .2 percent and France saw economic ...
First up, Chinese authorities have launched an anti-trust investigation into a handful of luxury car brands accused of jacking up prices on cars and car parts in China. Companies like BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes and Audi are madly slashing prices to try and appease regulators. More ...
Not too long ago, Chiquita, the big banana company, made an offer to buy Irish produce giant Fyffes for about half a billion dollars. Now, Chiquita itself is in the sites of potential buyers: two Brazilian companies have made an offer to buy the company. Plus, the FBI is ...
Turkey's prime minister was elected president of the country last night.The presidency will tack another five years onto Erdogan's 12 years in power, as Prime Minister. Erdogan has been a politically controversial figure in Turkey, sometimes compared to Vladimir Putin for some ...
Malaysia Airlines has lost two airliners this year with 537 people gone. The company's been burning through its cash and now the Malaysian government is stepping in ahead of some kind of restructuring. Plus, the broadcast TV network with the most viewers these days is CBS, which revealed better than ...
First up, Moscow is retaliating against the new round of economic sanctions imposed by Europe and the U.S. for Russia's role in Ukraine and its response to the downing of the Malaysian jetliner. President Putin says agricultural and food imports will be targeted. Also, one-third of the counties ...
First up, more on the news that Walgreens has abandoned the idea of moving its tax headquarters from the US to Switzerland. This would have been a huge example of what are called "inversions": controversial, but presently legal, maneuvers to lower US tax bills. Walgreens is, however, going ahead with ...
The World Bank is pulling together 200 million dollars to bolster the overburdened health care systems and quarantine efforts in West Africa as troops and medical personnell work to contain the outbreak of deadly Ebola. Plus, Missouri voters are headed to the ballot booth today to decide whether to increase ...
Leaders from across Africa are in Washington for the next few days to talk about trade, economic development, and combating poverty.  Trade between the US and Africa is down, as demand for one of the region's prime export commodities, crude oil, is lower in the US.  The summit also comes at ...
It's a total collapse for a global trade deal said to be worth a trillion dollars. The World Trade Organisation had hoped the agreement would add 21 million jobs around the globe, by easing customs rules. But India's refusal to sign means the deal's off, now that the deadline has passed. Plus, the housing ...
John Kerry is going to India, but India isn’t coming to Kerry. The country’s leaders have refused to sign a WTO deal, insisting on a compromise over grain stockpiles. The WTO deal reportedly could mean a trillion dollars in stimulus and 21 million new jobs. If it went through, what would that stimulus ...
With Argentina on the brink of default, we take a look at how a difficult situation could get even trickier if a deal with U.S. hedge funds isn't struck soon. Plus, big urban hospitals are seeing a sharp drop in uninsured patients, which means millions in savings. But the new health care landscape has ...
With increasing sanctions against Russia, we take a look at what it could mean for BP's bottom line. Also, this week, 25 companies are looking to go public in the U.S. That would be the most since a week in August 2000 when 28 IPOs listed in the U.S. This week’s offerings are expected to raise some ...
Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will be sworn in on Monday as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. We look at the authority and limits of his power to address housing problems facing low-income Americans. Plus, Nissan will release its earnings on Monday, which follows the company’s ...
President Obama meets with the leaders of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras today at the White House to talk about the child migrant crisis. We’ll look at what options US and Central American leaders have to try to fix it.
Women who promote other women, and non-white managers who hire diversity candidates, are subject to worse performance reviews. A new study from the University of Colorado also finds that white men who make the same decisions are rewarded. We look at ways to eliminate this bias against… eliminating ...
The drumbeat of scandals involving big banks has been good news for smaller ones. Credit unions and regional banks are gaining customers by emphasizing their local roots and trustworthiness, which is also drawing interest from investors. Plus, it may surprise you to know that Blockbuster stores are still ...
Detroit’s bankruptcy created some anxiety about the ability of other U.S. cities to borrow money. We look at whether it’s gotten harder for cities to take out loans in the year since Detroit’s filing. Plus, schools in parts of Texas are trying a new approach to school lunches by offering free meals ...
The sports network’s ESPN 3 will carry a $10 million gaming contest this weekend in Seattle. We investigate. Plus, a report by Bankrate says young people favor saving cash over investing in the stock market. We examine the issue.
A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education shows that roughly 500,000 teachers leave the profession every year, with the biggest churn occurring in high-poverty schools. After investing in their training, how can we keep more young teachers from leaving the profession, and the urban schools ...
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