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The business of business

IN 2000 two American law professors, Henry Hansmann of Yale University and Reinier Kraakman of Harvard, pronounced that the most hotly-contested …

Brookings Institution

Feeling green

IN THE world of economics, one policymaker towers above all others. The head of America’s central bank, Janet Yellen, presides over a $17 trillion …

Economics

Game of zones

AFTER years of missed deadlines, the coming months will be decisive for international trade talks. Much hinges on whether Congress gives the …

Globalization

Want to make me?

ON WEDNESDAY, while Barack Obama was suggesting to an audience in Cleveland that it might be a good idea to make voting mandatory, my wife was being …

Political Science

The endangered Dilma Rousseff

A MORIBUND economy. A multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal at Petrobas (the state-controlled oil giant). The critical need to find savings equal …

Brazil

Poll: Hillary Clinton's email divides public

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Unfavorable views of Hillary Clinton are on the rise and perceptions of her as "honest and trustworthy" have dropped following the revelation that while serving as secretary of state she used a personal email address and home-based server to conduct State Department business.<p>But …

Hillary Clinton

Jeb Bush's $100 million problem

Bush advisers are scrambling to drive down lofty fundraising expectations.<p>NEW YORK — Jeb Bush has a big expectations problem when it comes to fundraising for his Right to Rise super PAC.<p>All across Wall Street and the rest of the nation, donors who attended high-dollar Bush events are whispering …

Vaccine refusal helped fuel Disneyland measles outbreak, study says

Although epidemiologists have not yet identified the person who brought measles to Disneyland, a new analysis shows that the highly contagious disease has spread to seven states and two other countries thanks to parents who declined to vaccinate their children.<p>Using some simple math, a team of …

SXSW 2015: Dr. Leslie Saxon On The Implantable Future

Who's afraid of biometric data sharing?<p>You'd be hard-pressed to find a consumer tech company that isn't selling a wearable device, or at least thinking about it. Whether for health or fitness, plenty of people are strapping on sensors to gather data. At South by Southwest this year, Dr. Leslie …

Total Solar Eclipse Occurs Friday: Where and How to (Safely) See It

This week, the moon will completely cover the disk of the sun, creating a solar eclipse that only a small part of the world can see.<p>The Friday, March 20 total solar eclipse event will be the first since Nov. 3, 2013. The dark umbral shadow cone of the moon will trace a curved path primarily over …

Solar Eclipse

Valeant comes out a winner after upping its Salix bid to $11.1 billion

Valeant has finally come out a winner.<p>The Canada-based company beat out leading rival bidder Endo International to secure takeover approval from …

16.4 Million Have Gotten Insurance Under Affordable Care Act in Past Five Years

Over the past five years, about 16.4 million previously uninsured people have gained insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama …

Health Care

Draghi: Sustained recovery arriving in Europe, reform needed

Dow, S&P Retake Positive Territory As Dollar Weakens, Oil Slips

A weekend of rest did U.S. equity markets a lot of good.<p>The three major American stock indices finished trading Monday firmly in the green, making up steep losses suffered across the board last week. The Dow and S&P edged into positive territory for the year Monday after sinking to losses Friday. …

Americans get more bang for their buck in Europe as euro slides

Americans travelling to Europe are getting more bang for their buck, as the euro slides towards parity with the dollar.<p>The increased purchasing power for US travellers means they’re willing to spend more in eurozone countries, providing a spring time boost to the tourist industry.<p>Americans hit the …

McDonald's burns prompt US enquiry

<b>US officials have launched an investigation into McDonald's after 28 employees in 19 different cities said they suffered injuries due to hazardous equipment and lax safety standards.</b><p>Some workers claimed they had been told to treat their injuries with condiments such as mustard and mayonnaise rather …