Morgan Harris

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Border children seek refuge in Ohio

The four young cousins landed in the Arizona desert, hungry, thirsty and exhausted after a three-day trek to cross the border. The youngest child, 6, …

Today's #Dailychart reveals that American homeowners are finally returning to positive equity. Housing equity has shot up in recent months, as prices have started to recover nationwide. And mortgage debt has declined steadily as households have deleveraged, often because banks have yanked their credit lines

Surveying oneself

<b>How fare our forecasters?</b><p>FOR decades <i>The Economist</i> has surveyed experts on indicators like GDP and consumer prices, asking them to predict the figures …

Does immigration push up crime rates?

Ties that bind

THE business press is full of heartwarming stories about the “talent wars”. It reports that eBay pays its lead technologist twice as much as its …

Rising tension between Madrid and Catalonia reached a new peak on December 12th with the announcement by the Catalan president, Artur Mas, that he plans to hold an independence referendum on November 9th next year

Food fight

OF THE many thousands of usually small protests that break out in China every year, few relate to national policy. Many consider the risk of …

America's largest cable company, Comcast, is becoming more like the firms it is battling against for the attention of couch potatoes. The greatest change for the company is the reorientation of its business towards broadband. By next year Comcast may well have more subscribers to its broadband services than for television. Those who eschew pay-TV will still need an internet package

The marriage gap

THE slow decline of marriage is upending American politics. In the 2012 presidential election, unmarried women accounted for nearly a quarter of all …

Who counts?

LORETTA CLAIBORNE was born partially blind and could not walk or talk until she was four. Officials recommended that she be put into an institution—a …

Poles, who have been able to live and work in Britain since their country joined the European Union in 2004, have become the second-largest foreign-born group, after Indians. Fearing an influx of Bulgarians and Romanians who will also be allowed free access to Britain and other EU countries from January 1st, the coalition government is tightening access to welfare

On December 10th Razan Zeitouneh, a lawyer who won several prizes last year for her dedication to peaceful activism, was taken along with three colleagues from their office in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus, Syria. The suspected culprit in the latest abduction is the Army of Islam, a Damascus-based umbrella group believed to receive funds from Saudi Arabia