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Abenomics’ Women Problem

If Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reforms are now stalling, as many fear, one reason could be a lack of capacity to implement policies to boost …

China’s Internet Revolution | by Jiang Qiping & Jonathan Woetzel

BEIJING – It is a story that has played out worldwide. Internet adoption reaches critical mass, changing how business is conducted and creating …

Portugal is to exit its bailout programme without a credit safety net

Portugal is to become the third European Union country to exit a bailout programme, following Ireland and Spain.<p>Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coellho made the announcement on Sunday evening saying, like Dublin he would not be seeking a credit line safety net from the European Central Bank when the …

Japan retail sales surge on tax hike

<b>Retail sales in Japan grew at the fastest pace in 17 years in March as consumers rushed to make purchases ahead of the sales tax hike in April.</b><p>Sales jumped 11% during the month, from a year ago - the most since March 1997.<p>Japan raised its sales tax, also known as consumption tax, to 8% from 5% from …

U.S. manufacturing: U.S. production costs catching up with China

Another win for the made-in-America movement: A new report found that U.S. manufacturing in the past decade has become much more competitive compared with low-cost manufacturing rivals.<p>U.S. factories can make goods at the same cost or even cheaper than those made in Eastern Europe, according to a …

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A Year After Deadly Collapse, Bangladesh's Garment Industry Remains Broken

NEW YORK -- A year after a building collapse killed more than 1,100 people at a factory in Bangladesh, the country's garment workers remain exposed to dangerous work conditions, untouched by widely publicized reform efforts from major retailers, according to a new report.<p>Released Monday by New York …

Nigerian military: Over 100 girls abducted from school are freed, 8 still missing

Heavily armed men descended on the school as the girls slept.<p>Bullets flew as guards fought back, but they lost.<p>The men, Boko Haram militants, herded more than 100 students onto buses, vans and trucks and drove off, flanked by motorcycles, authorities said.<p>That was Monday. By Wednesday, just eight …

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The 16 Most Interesting Things To Come Out Of Bill Gates' Reddit AMA

Everything from the name of Warren Buffett's plane to what kind of computer he uses. He replied to an "ask me anything" thread for a few hours today.<p>When Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks, people tend to listen — more so these days as he is taking an increasingly …

Occupy the minimum wage: will young people restore the strength of unions?

Alicia White, 25, defied the odds of a poor background by attending college on a partial scholarship and going to graduate school. While she spends her days applying for jobs, the only work she has found so far is face-painting at children’s birthday parties.<p>“By going to college and graduate …

Japan reports record annual trade deficit - BBC News

How Gatorade turned water into 'the enemy of performance'

Food marketers are taking their advertising tricks mobile<p>As someone who works full-time as a food activist, advocating for measures like better school nutrition standards, trans fat bans, and calorie labeling, Nancy Huehnergarth thought she'd seen the very worst of food industry marketing. But just …

Study takes new look at gun access and risk of homicide, suicide

People who have ready access to a firearm are almost twice as likely to be killed and three times likelier to commit suicide than those without a gun available in the home or from a neighbor or friend, a new study has concluded.<p>Though men and women with firearm access were about equally likely to …

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