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Mexico raises interest rates to counter financial effect of Donald Trump campaign | Fox News

The head of Mexico's central bank says U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump represents a "hurricane" sized threat to Mexico.<p>Banco de Mexico Gov. Agustín Carstens told the Radio Formula network on Friday that a Trump presidency "would be a hurricane, and a particularly intense one if he fulfills …

Why the Recession Brought So Many Supersized Homes to the U.S. Market

Since the Great Recession, more new homes have been selling at what we’d call the extra-large size: 4,000 square feet or bigger. Given that many Americans suffered financially during the recession, that might be surprising. Wouldn’t it make more sense for home sizes to go down during an economic …

The world is ripe for new economic thinking

They say that if you took all the world's economists and laid them end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion. The relevant question today is whether new economic thinking has hit a wall, depriving leaders of the ideas to confront the challenges of a slow-growth age.<p>When the 1930s Depression hit, …

Rethinking diplomacy: Here's an index that'll help you make sense of international relations

If the words 'diplomacy' or 'international relations' mean anything to you, you'll want to check out the Global Diplomacy Index (GDI) published on …

Geopolitics

South China Sea Watch No. 8

China appears to be actively continuing its militarization program in the contested Spratly Islands. <i>Business Insider UK</i> quotes a senior U.S.-based analyst as saying satellite images show <b>China is constructing hangar space for more than 20 fighter jets and up to four larger military planes at</b> …

WiFox App Reveals Wi-Fi Passwords In Airports Around The World

Unless you’re shelling out big bucks for access to airport lounges, finding open wireless connections while travelling can be a major challenge. A …

OECD iLibrary | International Trade by Commodity Statistics, Volume 2016 Issue 5

This reliable source of yearly data covers a wide range of statistics on international trade of OECD countries and provides detailed data in value by …

World Economy

Saudis reject US 9/11 act as threat to sovereignty, Russia says it damages international law

Saudi Arabia has rejected the Congressional approval of the act that would allow the families of victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Riyadh for …

Adaptive Programming: The “Space of Possibility”

<i>Sara Mizuta Seavey, M.A., is a Senior Program Officer at FHI360 for the Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project, where she</i> …

Harvard

Graph of the Day: The International Development Jargon Detector

A few weeks ago I mentioned the International Development Jargon Detector. In an effort to make this blog more inclusive, and build blogging capacity …

International Development

Mapped: Where the world's 1,810 billionaires call home

It's exactly 100 years since John D. Rockefeller, the oil baron, became the world's first dollar billionaire. His net worth, adjusted for inflation, peaked at a staggering $336bn (or two per cent of the entire US economy). By comparison, the world's richest man today - Bill Gates - is worth "just" …

‘The Daily Show’ Digs Up Creepy Clip of Trump Defending a Statutory Rape

Host Trevor Noah and his staff aired not one, but two clips of the Republican presidential candidate acting like a total scumbag.<p>Donald Trump is, …

Saudi Arabia has ways to hit back at 9/11 lawsuit effort

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia and its allies are warning that U.S. legislation allowing the kingdom to be sued for the 9/11 attacks will have negative repercussions.<p>The kingdom maintains an arsenal of tools to retaliate with, including curtailing official contacts, pulling …

The 10 Best Beaches in Europe - Italy and Greece Each Score 2 Spots

Summer might be over, but it’s never too early (especially with some of the trans-Atlantic award availability we’ve been seeing) to plan for next …

On Saturday, Uber and Lyft will again be illegal in Philadelphia

That means, come Saturday, both Uber and Lyft again will operate without the approval of the Philadelphia Parking Authority, which regulates taxi and …

howitworksusa.com

Jimmy Walker hopes U.S. players are asking Tiger Woods to get them turkey sandwiches on the course

CHASKA, Minn. -- The most analyzed golfer in history has turned into the most talked about Ryder Cup vice captain ever this week. We know Tiger Woods is at Hazeltine to provide support for captain Davis Love III, share his experience with Team USA members, and of course, drive around a golf cart. …

Golf

Brad Pitt skips film premiere to focus on 'family situation'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A producer says "we all respect his privacy" as Brad Pitt skipped his first public appearance after last week's split with …

Brad Pitt

A Man's Guide to Wristwatches: Their History and Why to Wear One | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: Read Part II when you’re done, How to Choose a Watch.</i><p>No element of men’s style combines fashion and function quite like the …

Uprooted: Japanese American lives in farm labour camps – in pictures

During the second world war, more than 120,000 Japanese Americans, the majority of them US citizens, were forcibly placed in internment camps. Between 1942 and 1944, 33,000 of these transferred to work on farm labour camps, and FSA photographer Russell Lee recorded their lives in Idaho and Oregon. …

Behind the "Family Drama" That Led Rob Kardashian to Tweet Kylie Jenner's Phone Number

It apparently was all a misunderstanding.<p>On Monday night, there was one showdown that threatened to rival Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's. Rob Kardashian, seemingly out of nowhere, tweeted half-sister Kylie Jenner's phone number, claiming she didn't invite "the mother of my child," Blac Chyna, …

HitFix

Is Han Solo Stupid? An Investigation<p>The Bomb Inside Darth Vader No One Talks About<p>Peyton Reed Gives Us Some Insight Into That Shocking Mid-Credit …

Darth Vader

Marsquakes Could Be The Key To Life On Mars

New research hints at how hydrogen ends up in rocks<p>Quakes on Mars could have helped the tiniest forms of microbial life survive beneath the planet's surface. New information about how hydrogen is formed in rocks here on Earth by seismic activity hints that the same processes may have taken place on …

Hydrogen

FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton Used Hand Signals to Rig Debate?

CLAIM<p>Hillary Clinton and moderator Lester Holt rigged the first presidential debate by communicating via secret hand signals.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>Just when we …

The West Coast can expect warm winters for the rest of this century — and the East Coast, frigid snowstorms

Donald Trump rather famously complained that climate change is just an elaborate Chinese hoax, and has used New York's frigid winter storms to mock …

Elon Musk Explains Why SpaceX Only Hires Americans

If it were up to Elon Musk, the SpaceX team would have far more foreign scientists working with their American counterparts to send the first …

The Flimsy Case Against No-First-Use of Nuclear Weapons

Obama wants to do it, but his advisers are squeamish. Here’s why they shouldn’t be.<p>In one of the less noted exchanges at Monday night’s debate, Donald Trump appeared to rule out the idea that if he were president he would deploy “first use” of nuclear weapons in a crisis—and then to take back what …

Donald Trump Said U.S. Airports Are 'Third World.' Here Are 11 Reasons He's Wrong.

Did you know JFK has a sustainable farm that runs on terminal food waste?<p>Our jaws dropped when Donald Trump attacked U.S. airports out of the blue during the presidential debate Monday night.<p>“Our airports are like from a Third World country,” Trump ranted. “You land at LaGuardia, you land at …

Movie Shots Side-By-Side With Other Movie Shots That Look Exactly the Same

It’s not an accident when movies look like other movies. Even when it comes to movies that you wouldn’t immediately associate with each other like</i> …

Post Debate The Internet Made ‘The Hillary Shimmy Song’ And It’s Actually Pretty Good

Monday night’s debate was easily the television event of the year and we got a lot of good out of it. The candidates had a serious discussion about policy, talked about the benefits of pragmatism and compromise, and were completely respectful of each other. Actually, all of that is a lie or at …