Spain's economy is charging ahead, growing exponentially faster than the U.S. in the first quarter of the year. More Facebook users have raised $10 million to help Nepal in the aftermath of last week's deadly earthquake, the social network announced. More 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 Consumer prices in Europe were flat in April after four months of declines that strained the region's fragile economy. More 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 Japanese video games maker Bandai Namco resurrected its hit toy Tamagotchi, creating an app for Aplle Watch. More 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 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 says that Christians must do what they can to insure that men and women are paid the same for equal work. More 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 It's the second advising role Bernanke has taken in two weeks. More In the early 1970s, the typical flight was just 49% full; technology and deregulation worked to change that. More The U.S. economy grew only 0.2% in the first quarter of 2015, down from expectations of 1%. More 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 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 Some countries are endowed with vast oil supplies, while others have timber, minerals or coal. Nepal has water, and lots of it. More 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 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 A survey by UC-Berkeley found that 47% of its PhD students and 37% of graduate students were depressed. More Russia's space program budget has been slashed by a third as low oil prices and tough western sanctions hurt. More The impact of rising immigration on Britain's economy has become a hot topic in the election campaign. More The Federal Reserve is preparing to raise interest rates. That kind of liftoff hasn't happened since 2004. More 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 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 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 The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is up over 10% this year. That's way better than U.S. markets. More Donald Trump has lashed out against President Obama's plans to create a free trade area across the Pacific. More 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 On the two-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, #whomademyclothes aims to rally the public behind sustainable apparel. More China has released a list of 100 alleged economic fugitives, the latest move in the government's wide-reaching anti-corruption crackdown. More Right or wrong, Hillary's future is tied to the performance of the Obama economy until Election Day. More Brazilian oil company Petrobras posted an annual loss of $7.2 billion and wrote off $2 billion for the cost of corruption. More 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 City-to-city buses get over 200 miles per gallon per passenger, making them the most fuel efficient travel choice. More 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 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 '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's rising middle class is obsessed with pole dancing. More The European Union is accusing Russia's energy giant Gazprom of abusing its dominant position to manipulate gas prices. More For a long time, there were no defaults in China. But those days appear to be over. More For the first time since Obama took office, Americans give the economy two thumbs up. More Russia reckons sanctions imposed by the West will have cost it $106 billion by the end of this year. More 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 Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker boasted about his Jos. A Bank suits to voters in New Hampshire. More The anti-corruption campaign spearheaded by Chinese President Xi Jinping has produced some astonishing examples of official wrongdoing. More OECD researchers argue in a new report that many more people live in China's largest cities than previously estimated. More A growing number of hospitals are relocating to higher-income areas in hopes of attracting better paying patients. More 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 Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to unveil plans to invest $46 billion in energy and infrastructure projects during his visit to Pakistan. More
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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 is kicking into gear, launching new stimulus designed to counter the country's slowest economic growth in six years. More Top Republican and Democratic economists say America's economy still needs help. More It's the second big layoff at Schlumberger this year. The oil services company cut 9,000 workers in January. More Expect an intense week for the stock market as Starbucks, Coke, Facebook, Google and more report earnings. More 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 Seeking to make it easier to compare hospitals, the federal government has started awarding star ratings to hospitals based on patients' reviews. More 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 An economic crisis, Western sanctions and a comeback currency: What's going on in Russia? More Virtual reality technology allows engineers to get inside a Jaguar engine, without ever rolling up a sleeve. More Britain grew faster than any other G7 economy last year. But the recovery is still not being felt by many people. More 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 Saadia Muzaffar, a force in the Canadian tech scene, says pay transparency is a major step in closing the gender gap. More European Central Bank President Mario Draghi was attacked by a protester Wednesday during the bank's regular briefing for journalists in Frankfurt. More 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 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 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 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 The percentage of those without insurance has fallen sharply in the last two years due to Obamacare law. More 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