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Why the Chinese government spent $33 billion on cotton that nobody wants

Texhong Textile Group, one of China’s biggest textile makers, has been shifting production to Vietnam, and the market loves it, reports Bloomberg—the stock is up 445% from a year ago.<p>And that’s not because of the much-bemoaned rise of Chinese labor costs. It’s because the Chinese government is …

China

As Canada's economy grows, it is also becoming greener

Over the past several decades, the world has become increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of human activities. Greater awareness has created public pressure for more environmentally sustainable practices. However, Canada’s recent environmental policy has been criticized for not doing …

Bay Street

Mystery Solved: Here’s Why Big Business Keeps Supporting Republicans Even as Republicans Destroy the Economy

Wondering why big business keeps supporting Republicans even as Republicans destroy the economy on which big business depends? Taxes, writes Daniel …

Why The Worst Is Yet To Come For Indonesia's Epic Bubble Economy

The archipelago nation of Indonesia is part of the emerging markets bubble that I have been warning about in recent years (read my EM bubble report). The emerging markets bubble started inflating in 2009 as China embarked on an aggressive credit-driven construction and infrastructure boom that led …

8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy

The economy has stalled and so has the war on climate change. But a new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance shows that dozens of cities are boosting their local economies while dramatically reducing greenhouse gases.<p><i>City Power Play: 8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the</i> …

Renewable Energy

Republican Congressional Candidates Talk Economy, Unemployment

Reduce taxes, less public spending and finding jobs for all those over age 40 unemployment for more than two years are ways to improve the economy …

Income Inequality

The Truth Behind Emerging Economies: Colombia Case

We often hear the concept of emerging economies, usually attributed to third world countries in which growth rates far surpass those of the traditional economies, attract immense amounts of foreign direct investment and whose currencies become appreciated over time. Colombia, as a specific case to …

Economy

CHART OF THE DAY: THE ECONOMY IS NOW AT DEFCON 3

We can't help but get a little nervous when a Wall Street research arm starts using military metaphors to describe the state of the economy.<p>"Conditions in Washington, DC are not improving, we see nascent signs of financial stress, and jitters are on the rise," wrote Morgan Stanley's Vincent …

Morgan Stanley
Creativity
Education

What We Eat Affects Everything

How men and women digest differently, diet changes our skin, and gluten remains mysterious: A forward-thinking gastroenterologist on eating one's way to "gutbliss"<p>Robynne Chutkan, MD, is an integrative gastroenterologist and founder of the Digestive Center for Women, just outside of Washington, …

'Gravity' Is the Season's First Must-See Movie

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In perhaps the most breathtaking sequence in director Alfonso Cuarón's 2006 masterpiece <i>Children of</i> …

How to Relax: Calm Foods Battle the Effects of Stress

6 Healthy Foods That Relax, Calm, and De-Stress<p>Studies have found that these options can help contribute to a healthy mental state, buffer against the harmful physical effects of stress, and dial up your serenity level. Eat your way to Zen.<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Asparagus<p>It's true that side effects may …

Wellness

10 Tips to Being Deliciously Happy

<i>Photo credit: Simaje</i><p>Who wouldn't want a delicious life?<p>Life is meant to be experienced joyfully. We often believe we may not deserve the good life has to offer on a deeper level. We may allow so many things or conditions to base our happiness off of and in reality, happiness is a choice. It's not …

Happiness

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Daily Rituals by Mason Currey – review<p>…

20 Fed questions: Everything explained.

Introducing Janet Yellen yesterday, President Obama observed that most Americans don't know what the Fed chair does. That's true, but it's …

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

Baroness Warsi: 'Malala has turned a tragedy into something positive'

Sayeeda Warsi salutes the bravery and poise of Malala Yousafzai – the girl the Taliban couldn't silence<p>Malala Yousafzai’s story begins with her parents being commiserated with after producing a baby girl. In their part of northern Pakistan, she says, rifle shots ring out in celebration of a baby …

13 Past Nobel Prize In Literature Winners You Must Read

The same year she announced that she's putting down her pen, Canadian short story writer and one-time novelist Alice Munro has taken home the Nobel Prize in Literature. One giant step for her, one giant leap for proponents of quieter stories. Her writing often hones in on small characters, domestic …