Economy

Spain's economy charging ahead

Spain's economy is charging ahead, growing exponentially faster than the U.S. in the first quarter of the year.  More

Facebook users donate $10 million to Nepal quake survivors

Facebook users have raised $10 million to help Nepal in the aftermath of last week's deadly earthquake, the social network announced.  More

U.S. and UK: Best business buddies?

Strong business links are at the heart of the special relationship between the United States and Britain. Will the U.K. election put that at risk?  More

Europe's deflation worries ease. For now

Consumer prices in Europe were flat in April after four months of declines that strained the region's fragile economy.  More

Roubini: Baltimore riots are a symptom of income inequality

The widening gap between America's rich and poor is driving the social unrest in Baltimore and other American cities, economist Nouriel Roubini said.  More

Tamagotchi now lives in your watch

Japanese video games maker Bandai Namco resurrected its hit toy Tamagotchi, creating an app for Aplle Watch.  More

American billionaire: Why I'm investing in Russia

David Bonderman, a private equity billionaire, thinks betting on Russia could be a smart move because the country is starving for capital and asset prices have tumbled.  More

Blackstone CEO: GOP field way stronger than 2012's 'Seven Dwarfs'

Stephen Schwarzman, one of Wall Street's most influential Republicans, says the GOP field of presidential candidates is much more substantive than the 2012 cast.  More

Pope Francis calls gender pay gap a 'scandal'

Pope says that Christians must do what they can to insure that men and women are paid the same for equal work.  More

Don't expect a Fed rate hike soon

The Federal Reserve's committee appears hesitant to raise rates in June after the U.S. economy struggled through the first quarter of 2015.  More

Pimco hires Ben Bernanke as adviser

It's the second advising role Bernanke has taken in two weeks.  More

Why planes used to fly half full

In the early 1970s, the typical flight was just 49% full; technology and deregulation worked to change that.  More

U.S. economy cools in first quarter

The U.S. economy grew only 0.2% in the first quarter of 2015, down from expectations of 1%.  More

Greek finance minister shielded by wife from angry protesters

Greece's finance minister Yanis Varoufakis found himself under attack from anarchists, but escaped without injuries after his wife for shielding him from the angry group.  More

Aid for Nepal may quintuple, but won't be enough

Nepal is set to receive the most foreign aid in its history as the international community pledges to support the nation in the wake of a deadly earthquake. But the money isn't expected to be enough.  More

The key to Nepal's economy is ... water

Some countries are endowed with vast oil supplies, while others have timber, minerals or coal. Nepal has water, and lots of it.  More

UK's Cameron pledges to make tax hikes illegal

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is pledging to introduce a new law that would make it illegal to raise income taxes and sales taxes for five years.  More

Nepal can't rebuild without the world's help

A major earthquake was the last thing Nepal needed. Even before one of the country's major fault lines rumbled to life, the country was beset by challenges.  More

Ph.D students earning a degree in depression

A survey by UC-Berkeley found that 47% of its PhD students and 37% of graduate students were depressed.  More

Economic crisis hits at heart of Russia's pride: Its space program

Russia's space program budget has been slashed by a third as low oil prices and tough western sanctions hurt.  More

Romanian immigrant: 'I'm a good deal' for the UK

The impact of rising immigration on Britain's economy has become a hot topic in the election campaign.  More

Problem: Many investors are 'rate hike newbies'

The Federal Reserve is preparing to raise interest rates. That kind of liftoff hasn't happened since 2004.  More

UK election: The pros and cons of a 'Brexit'

The European Union has become central to the fight to form the next British government, with two of the main parties promising voters a chance to take the U.K. out of the bloc. What are the arguments for, and against?  More

Cutting crime among the mentally ill

In Washington State and San Diego, two programs that provide comprehensive counseling to mentally ill inmates have drastically cut the chances they will commit another crime.  More

It's expensive to be poor

The poor are spending far more than they earn for basic needs, such as housing, transportation and food. And that means many are forced to dip into savings, lean on family for help or go into debt.  More

Emerging market stocks are surging. Is it triumph or trickery?

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is up over 10% this year. That's way better than U.S. markets.  More

Donald Trump slams Pacific free trade deal

Donald Trump has lashed out against President Obama's plans to create a free trade area across the Pacific.  More

HSBC: We may quit UK

British bank HSBC is considering moving its headquarters out of the U.K. because of concerns about regulation and the country's future in the European Union.  More

Out of a tragedy, socially responsible fashion

On the two-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, #whomademyclothes aims to rally the public behind sustainable apparel.  More

China releases 'most wanted' list of economic fugitives

China has released a list of 100 alleged economic fugitives, the latest move in the government's wide-reaching anti-corruption crackdown.  More

Hillary's problem: Will the economic recovery die before the election?

Right or wrong, Hillary's future is tied to the performance of the Obama economy until Election Day.  More

Brazil's Petrobras: We lost $2 billion to bribery

Brazilian oil company Petrobras posted an annual loss of $7.2 billion and wrote off $2 billion for the cost of corruption.  More

The American Dream is a myth, says Nobel-prize winner

Out of all of the advanced countries, the U.S. has one of the highest levels of income inequality and falls behind at offering equal opportunities to advance, says economist Joseph Stiglitz.  More

Planes, trains, cars, buses - What's best for the earth?

City-to-city buses get over 200 miles per gallon per passenger, making them the most fuel efficient travel choice.  More

The crazy world of negative rates: Banks pay your mortgage for you?

Negative interest rates in Europe are turning banks on their heads: at least one has made repayments on mortgages for some of its customers.  More

Selling your oil shares to save the planet

A number of big institutions are throwing their weight behind efforts to tackle climate change by taking their money out of fossil fuel companies.  Play

South Dakota's new slogan: We're better than Mars

'Why die on Mars when you can live in South Dakota?' A new ad campaign boasts that the state has a lot more to offer than Mount Rushmore.  More

China goes gaga over pole dancing

China's rising middle class is obsessed with pole dancing.  More

Europe takes aim at Russia's mighty Gazprom

The European Union is accusing Russia's energy giant Gazprom of abusing its dominant position to manipulate gas prices.  More

Defaults are the best medicine for China

For a long time, there were no defaults in China. But those days appear to be over.  More

Why 52% of Americans think the Obama economy is good

For the first time since Obama took office, Americans give the economy two thumbs up.  More

Sanctions will cost Russia more than $100 billion

Russia reckons sanctions imposed by the West will have cost it $106 billion by the end of this year.  More

What the heck is OPEC?!

About one third of the world's oil -- 30 million barrels a day -- comes from OPEC. Nina dos Santos explains the purpose of the Organization of Oil Exporting Countries and how OPEC decisions affect you.  Play

Can a Jos. A Bank suit win the White House?

Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker boasted about his Jos. A Bank suits to voters in New Hampshire.  More

China's anti-corruption campaign: The greatest hits

The anti-corruption campaign spearheaded by Chinese President Xi Jinping has produced some astonishing examples of official wrongdoing.  More

Surprise! 260 million people live in just 15 Chinese cities

OECD researchers argue in a new report that many more people live in China's largest cities than previously estimated.  More

Hospitals pack up in poor areas, move to wealthy ones

A growing number of hospitals are relocating to higher-income areas in hopes of attracting better paying patients.  More

More oil industry pain: Halliburton slashes 9,000 jobs

Halliburton said Monday that it has cut 9,000 jobs over the past two quarters as crashing energy prices have forced it to scale back drilling operations.  More

Pakistan lands $46 billion investment from China

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to unveil plans to invest $46 billion in energy and infrastructure projects during his visit to Pakistan.  More

Royal baby: Gamblers expect Princess Alice

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second baby and Alice has emerged as the gamblers' name of choice.

Why the U.K. elections really matter

The U.K. election on May 7 is arguably the most influential in a generation. Nina dos Santos explains why the outcome of this vote could disrupt economies around the world.  Play

China's central bank enters stimulus mode

China's central bank is kicking into gear, launching new stimulus designed to counter the country's slowest economic growth in six years.  More

U.S. economy isn't growing fast enough

Top Republican and Democratic economists say America's economy still needs help.  More

Oil job cuts keep coming: Schlumberger lays off 11,000

It's the second big layoff at Schlumberger this year. The oil services company cut 9,000 workers in January.  More

Stocks: Time for a big checkup this week

Expect an intense week for the stock market as Starbucks, Coke, Facebook, Google and more report earnings.  More

Japan now holds more U.S. debt than China

Japan now owns more U.S. government debt than any other country, ending China's six-year run as the top foreign holder of U.S. Treasuries.  More

A five-star hospital? Government unveils new ratings

Seeking to make it easier to compare hospitals, the federal government has started awarding star ratings to hospitals based on patients' reviews.  More

Greece running out of time to avoid collapse

Markets are starting to freak out again over Greece as the government runs out of time to unlock the funds it needs to avoid default and stay in the euro.  More

Five things to know about Putin's Russia

An economic crisis, Western sanctions and a comeback currency: What's going on in Russia?  More

Virtual reality puts you inside a Jaguar engine

Virtual reality technology allows engineers to get inside a Jaguar engine, without ever rolling up a sleeve.  More

Is Britain booming, or barely coping?

Britain grew faster than any other G7 economy last year. But the recovery is still not being felt by many people.  More

Oil just hit $56 -- its highest price in 2015

A barrel of oil hit $56 Wednesday, the first time in 2015 that oil has peaked that high. Oil's rally is sending energy stocks soaring.  More

I told a dude how much I made. It changed my life

Saadia Muzaffar, a force in the Canadian tech scene, says pay transparency is a major step in closing the gender gap.  More

ECB President Mario Draghi attacked by protester

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi was attacked by a protester Wednesday during the bank's regular briefing for journalists in Frankfurt.  More

OPEC pumps up output in fight for market share

OPEC has chalked up its biggest monthly increase in production in nearly four years as the cartel fights to maintain market share despite the price slump.  More

Cuba is finally coming off the U.S. terror list: Corporate America cheers

American companies are eyeing ways to enter Cuba, but they don't want to go while Cuba is still on the the terrorism watch list.  More

Will Hillary Clinton support a $15 minimum wage?

President Obama had advocated raising the minimum wage to $10.10, but advocates have now set the bar at $15. Will Hillary Clinton support that large a hike?  More

Economy dominates UK election debate

The economy is at the forefront of British voters' minds. CNN's Nina dos Santos looks at how to get Britain firmly back on track.  Play

Nearly 90 percent of Americans have health coverage

The percentage of those without insurance has fallen sharply in the last two years due to Obamacare law.  More

U.S. runs out of investor visas again as Chinese flood program

The United States has depleted its annual supply of EB-5 immigrant investor visas for the second year in a row after a huge wave of applications from rich Chinese.  More
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