• Global markets suffer major drop

    Global markets suffer major drop

    Jan 26, 2014 01:12 AM EDT

    ... it. HARI SREENIVASAN: So, besides the decision by the Fed. to raise interest rates here and the Chinese manufacturing, what has been happening to the Argentinean currency or the Turkish currency to devalue so quickly against the dollar? SUDEEP REDDY: Well, you are seeing a reversal amongst investors in Argentina ...

  • What Keynes can teach middle class investors

    What Keynes can teach middle class investors

    Jan 16, 2014 04:23 PM EDT

    ... in the 21st century with a little investment advice from an investor who didn't even survive to the second half of the 20th century? Like the eponymous adjective that describes much of his contribution to economics, John Maynard Keynes is often thought of as an economic theorist who invested ...

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    World-shattering drama: War photography

    Dec 01, 2013 05:00 AM EDT

    ... Spanish civil war. A Bosnian soldier stands on a mass grave outside his destroyed home. A class photo of young children, many later killed in Argentina's dirty war. And so familiar now, a jet crashing into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. They're images from 165 ...

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    It's not cool to use slurs online, even if you're 'jk'

    Nov 20, 2013 06:03 PM EDT

    ... people who are overweight are the most frequent target, followed by gay people. Next in line for online abuse: blacks and women. "I see things like that all the time," says Vito Calli, 15, of Reading, Pa. "It doesn't really bother me unless they're meaning it to offend ...

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    Kotlikoff on 'The Real Problem with Reinhart/Rogoff'

    May 29, 2013 09:27 PM EDT

    ... Medicare and Medicaid's massive future benefit commitments as well as those of more modest transfer payments. And what about obligations to future discretionary spending, like maintaining our military, repaving federal highways, or gassing up Air Force One? Why do these expenditures commitments get zero weight in the RR analysis ...

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    In South Carolina, Will Sanford Get a Second Chance?

    May 07, 2013 03:21 PM EDT

    ... after it was discovered that he left the country for several days in June 2009 to carry on an extramarital affair with a woman from Argentina. On the campaign trail this year, he has portrayed himself as a contrite man asking voters for a second chance at politics, and the ...

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    Viva Pope Francis: The First South American Pope

    Mar 13, 2013 07:22 PM EDT

    Newly elected Pope Francis appears on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on March 13. Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images. It took cardinals only two days to elect the new leader of the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics on Wednesday afternoon: Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario ...

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    China Strains to Satisfy Growing Demand for Meat

    Nov 13, 2012 04:45 PM EDT

    ... the country. Because of water shortages, China imports 70 percent of its soybeans and increasing amounts of its corn from the United States, Brazil and Argentina to feed its cows and pigs, Magistad reports. Toxic blue-green algae blooms populate Anhui province's Chao Lake. Photo by Cassandra Herrman. The ...

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    Peruvian Writer Mario Vargas Llosa on the Importance of Literature

    Jun 01, 2012 10:46 PM EDT

    ... 70s, when the literature of a continent burst on the worldwide scene, the product of writers including Gabriel Garcia Marquez of Colombia, Julio Cortazar of Argentina, Carlos Fuentes of Mexico. MARIO VARGAS LLOSA: It was a fantastic experience to share it with so many writers. It was very interesting, not ...

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    Remembering Carlos Fuentes, Mexico's Grand Man of Letters

    May 16, 2012 10:48 PM EDT

    ... Norton Anthology of Latino Literature." Professional Stavans, welcome back to the program. I keep hearing Carlos Fuentes referred to as a novelist, but that seems like too small a box to put him into. ILAN STAVANS, Amherst College: Yes, too small. I think he was a renaissance man. He perfected ...

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