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Economy

Study: Congressmen trading on non-public info

May 31st, 2011  |  Source: FierceFinance.com

 

Say it ain't so, please!

Members of Congress  could not possibly be enriching themselves by trading illegally on inside information? Correct?

Well, one study published by Business and Politics--the work of several university professors--has found that members of the House Representatives have been able to beat the market substantially over the last nine Congressional sessions.

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Who gets Qaddafi's cash? African nations crushed by wars he funded want some.

May 30th, 2011  |  Source: CS Monitor

Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi trained and funded men - like Charles Taylor - whose reigns of terror in Liberia and Sierra Leone led to the death of hundreds of thousands of West Africans.

Western governments have seized more than $30 billion of Col. Muammar Qaddafi’s assets since the Libyan leader launched the first attacks against his own citizens in February.

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Money? There's an app for that

May 26th, 2011  |  Source: Economist.com

Attempts to turn mobile phones into digital wallets gather pace

 

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Europe should not control the IMF

May 25th, 2011  |  Source: FT.com

 


A New Social Venture Takes the Lead from Toms Shoes to Fight Child Hunger

May 25th, 2011  |  Source: Entrepreneur.com

 

Two Degrees addresses malnutrition in developing countries with a get-one, give-one sales approach.


The People vs. Goldman Sachs

May 15th, 2011  |  Source: Rolling Stone

A Senate committee has laid out the evidence. Now the Justice Department should bring criminal charges

They weren't murderers or anything; they had merely stolen more money than most people can rationally conceive of, from their own customers, in a few blinks of an eye. But then they went one step further. They came to Washington, took an oath before Congress, and lied about it.

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The world's population pyramid is changing shape

May 14th, 2011  |  Source: Economist.com

THE world’s population will reach 7 billion by the end of October, according to the latest projections from the United Nations.


A True Finnish Spring

May 14th, 2011  |  Source: NYT.com

ONE of my best friends posted the first plea at 8:41 p.m. Finnish time last month: “Please, adopt me until I can find permanent living arrangements in America.” Other friends soon inundated Facebook with similar requests for refuge at my apartment in Brooklyn. They hunted for plane tickets, researched visa regulations and vowed to leave Finland for good.

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