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- March 5, 2014
The Chinese government announced Wednesday that their defense budget will increase by 12.2 percent, nearly 808 billion yuan, for the 2014 fiscal year.
In U.S. dollars, China will be boosting its defense budget from $117 billion to approximately $132 billion, the biggest military increase in the last three years, Reuters reports. The military expansion includes investments in computer software technology and a boost in spending for their navy, one capable of operating in international waters. Continue reading →
- February 18, 2014
After the financial crisis, how many millennials are still interested in pursuing a career in finance? Making Sense catches up with Kevin Roose, author of the new book “Young Money,” about how Wall Street culture has changed for young people since the crash. Continue reading →
- February 14, 2014
The State Department plans to appoint an ambassador to the Arctic, according to a letter released Friday from Secretary of State John Kerry. The new position comes as nations bordering the Arctic Ocean have scrambled to lay their claims to … Continue reading →
- February 13, 2014
The governor of Homs, Syria’s third largest city, announced Thursday that a humanitarian ceasefire will continue for three more days to evacuate civilians from the besieged city. Continue reading →
- February 11, 2014
The Obama administration criticized India’s solar energy policies Tuesday for discriminating against U.S. exporters and creating challenges for investing in India’s solar infrastructure. The announcement came after Michael Froman, the U.S. trade representative, filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization Monday claiming the solar program doesn’t follow WTO rules.