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Clearing The Tangled Path For Land Ownership In The West Bank

Friday, April 24, 2015

Palestinians often buy and sell land without title deeds, or proof of ownership. That's because most of the land doesn't have them. It's a problem dating back generations.

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Sidewalk Touts Trade Tips On Shanghai's Booming Bull Market

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Shanghai exchange is on a tear, but there could be trouble ahead for ill-informed investors. Analysts say the current upswing is driven by perceptions rather than fundamentals.

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For Chinese Migrant Workers, It Is Possible To Go Home Again

Friday, April 03, 2015

In the past, rural Chinese seeking success left their families and found work on the coast. Now, high wages mean factories are shifting inland and migrants are delighted to be following them home.

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Why Russia's Economic Slump Has Been Good For London

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Britain's financial community was worried last year when the West began imposing sanctions on Russia. It turns out that only encouraged wealthy Russians to pump more money into Britain.

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A Chinese Tourism Boom Has South Koreans Cramming

Thursday, March 19, 2015

South Korea is the top foreign destination for Chinese tourists, which means Koreans are scrambling to adjust to the hordes of travelers from the mainland.

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A Parent's Guide to All That 'Ed Tech' In Your Kid's Classroom

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

We take a look at exactly what tech is in the classroom. Which leads to a bigger question: Why is this tech in the classroom? 

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A New Community Rises In The West Bank ... And It's Not Israeli

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Much of the new building in the territory involves Jewish settlements. The Palestinians now have a new city, but the project has been slowed because until recently Israel did not allow a water hookup.

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Excitement Over Mexico's Shale Fizzles As Reality Sets In

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mexico has opened up its oil and gas fields to foreign investors. But they're slow to enter, as low oil prices, drug violence and other challenges trump the lure of a vast and undeveloped shale bed.

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Nicaragua's Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A few years ago, Nicaragua was almost totally dependent on imported fuel. Now the country's fierce winds, sun and volcanoes generate nearly half the country's electricity, and perhaps 80 percent soon.

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A Greek City Nervously Watches Its Fur Trade Falter

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Kastoria survived Greece's economic crisis primarily because of high Russian demand for the fur coats it produces. Then the Russian economy tanked. Now Kastoria is in trouble.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The Fall of Washington Market

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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For over 100 years, Washington Market was the most import wholesale produce market in New York City. Hear the sounds of the market just before it was demolished in the name of progress.
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Rich In Oil, Venezuela Is Now Poor In Most Everything Else

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Venezuela's president has responded to a worsening economic crisis by imposing even more controls. A long-time pasta producer says prices are so low, the more pasta he makes, the more money he loses.

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Cash Is Definitely Not King For Card-Carrying Swedes

Monday, February 02, 2015

In a world moving toward cashless economies, Sweden is leading the way. More than 95 percent of transactions are already digital; some churches now pass a card reader instead of a collection plate.

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In Sweden, Remote-Control Airport Is A Reality

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Sweden is the first country in the world to use new technology to land passenger airplanes remotely. At an airport in a tiny town, flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.

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Where Is All That Excess Oil Going?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Oil prices are low because there's too much on the market. That extra oil has to be stored somewhere. A lot of it is sitting on ships at sea, with traders hoping the price will go up soon.

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China Continues To Push The (Fake) Envelope

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A fake bank in Nanjing bilked customers out of nearly $33 million. With trappings of a real bank, like security guards and LED screens, the bank fooled depositors attracted by higher interest rates.

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Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.

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In Brazil, A Once-High-Flying Economy Takes A Tumble

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A few years ago, amid a global recession, Brazil was the darling of the financial markets. But last year, the country barely avoided recession. Prices are soaring, and investors are looking elsewhere.

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In France's Muslim Community, Stories Of Heroism, And Some Fear

Monday, January 12, 2015

Muslims were among the first people at the scene of last week's attacks in Paris. An employee of the kosher supermarket saved hostages, and a policeman died responding to the Charlie Hebdo shootings.

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The 85-Year-Old Widow Who's The Symbol Of Spain's Economic Woes

Monday, December 22, 2014

Carmen Martinez Ayuso was evicted from her apartment because her son took out a loan he couldn't repay. Now she's been the recipient of unexpected kindness this holiday season.

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