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Income Inequality
Income Inequality

Evidence of Water on Mars in One GIF

See that? Those filament-like stains stretching across a rocky terrain? They’re evidence of <i>water</i>. On <i>Mars</i>.<p>NASA scientists announced Monday that they had discovered the strongest evidence yet that there’s liquid water on the surface of the Red Planet, something they’ve suspected for about a decade. …

Mars

Incredible Images Show Sunset on Mars

This is the first sunset captured in color by the Mars Curiosity rover.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Texas A&M

NASA Finds 'Definitive' Liquid Water on Mars

Dark streaks that appear and vanish seasonally are made of salty water, new observations show.<p>Water trickles down gullies and crater walls on the surface of Mars, raising intriguing questions about whether life could exist on the red planet.<p>The findings are the strongest evidence yet that liquid …

Is China a market economy? The fight begins

The gloves are coming off in the intensifying dispute over whether the EU should recognise China as a market economy.<p>A group of European industry …

Economics

The drain on China’s foreign exchange reserves

After increasing relentlessly for two decades, China’s foreign exchange reserves started to decline about a year ago, and during the crisis month of …

Economics

Of Chinese capital outflows, tighter capital controls… and baccarat

2015-09-21T07:31:30.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>When your correspondent visited pawnshops in Macau this week and asked whether they could help him shift 1m …

Markets

European markets dive on negative manufacturing data in Eurozone and China

European stock markets suffered severe losses on Tuesday morning, after data regarding China's manufacturing activity confirmed worries about the …

Will tech manufacturing stay in China?

In the past few weeks, the world has been clearly alerted to the many ills of the Chinese economy. But China watchers have been eyeing one worrisome …

Manufacturing

China manufacturing index slumps in August: govt

The official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) came in at 49.7 last month, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement.<p>The reading, which tracks activity in China's vast factory and workshop sector, was worse than the 50.0 reading in July, and the first time it showed contraction since …

China

China manufacturing contracts, Korea exports slump as Asia's woes deepen

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - China's giant manufacturing sector contracted and exports from South Korea tumbled by the most in six years in August, rattling Asian markets on Tuesday and reinforcing expectations that policymakers will need to ease policy further.<p>Manufacturers across Asia struggled last …

Economy

China's manufacturing sector is getting worse

China’s official measure of its manufacturing sector recorded its worst reading in three years today. Whether it will respond to government efforts …

Manufacturing Sector
South Asia

The American Pope

Francis may be the first pontiff from the New World, but heirs to St. Peter’s throne have long loomed large in the American imagination.<p>When the chartered Alitalia jet known as “Shepherd One” touches down in Maryland this week, Pope Francis will become just the fourth leader of the Roman Catholic …

Christianity

Israel struggles to counter Palestinian rock-throwing threat

JERUSALEM (AP) — After finding high-tech solutions to halt suicide bombings and rockets, tech-savvy Israel is struggling with the resurgence of a weapon dating back to David and Goliath: the hurled rock.<p>Rock throwing is becoming commonplace in Jerusalem amid a wave of Palestinian unrest, leading to …

Israel

Defectors: ISIS is killing Muslims, not protecting them

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Much has been written about the young men and women who join the Islamic State. We are familiar with their biographies and pathways, backgrounds and motivations.<p>But virtually nothing is known about those who quit: the "defectors" who didn't like what they saw, abandoned their …

Islamic State (ISIS)
Russia
South Asia
Middle East

Russians with Western ties increasingly branded 'traitors'

MOSCOW (AP) — When Gennady Kravtsov sent a cover letter to a Swedish company, he reasoned that, even if a job didn't come of it, he at least would know whether his engineering skills were valued outside Russia.<p>Instead, he found himself charged with treason and facing a possible 15 years in …

Russia
Planned Parenthood

In a Mideast upset by cheap oil, more crude may enter market

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Across a Mideast fueled by oil production, low global prices have some countries running on empty and scrambling to cover shortfalls, even as more regional crude is on tap to enter the market.<p>While some Gulf nations rest on ample reserve funds, embattled Iraq is …

Oil
Military
Economy
Stock Markets

U.S. adds 173,000 jobs in August as unemployment falls to seven-year low

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The pace of hiring in the United States slowed in August, but the dropoff probably wasn’t weak enough to force the Federal …

Economy
Mitch McConnell