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Why can’t African countries stay out of debt?

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Some Sub-Saharan African countries are once again wallowing in debt more than a decade after receiving major debt forgiveness. In 2005, U2 frontman Bono…

Midday Roundup: Groundhog gives hope to snow-socked states

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Get ready for spring. Today is Groundhog Day, and the wily and wise rodent on whom all hopes for an early spring rest has declared winter dead. Beady-eyed…

New poverty-tracking tool quantifies physical needs

By Gaye Clark
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Poverty | The Salvation Army is best known for offering charitable relief to those in poverty. But for years it has also kept meticulous records of how many people came…

Lagging economy threatens Tunisia’s fledgling democracy

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Nationwide protests have rocked Tunisia, whose representative democracy was one of the few success stories to come out of the 2011 Arab Spring. Last year, a…

Nigeria’s crippled economy helps Boko Haram survive

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Nigeria’s struggling economy is hampering its fight against the Islamic terror group Boko Haram. In 2014, Nigeria overtook South Africa as the continent’s…

Hold firm, Paul Ryan!

By Marvin Olasky
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Congress | U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew visited San Juan, Puerto Rico, this week with one message: He hopes “help” is on the way. Lew has sent a letter to House…

Too big to fail: The sequel?

By Cal Thomas
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Housing | Movie sequels are rarely as good as the original films on which they’re based. The same dictum, it appears, holds for finance. The 2008 housing market…

Midday Roundup: Abedini, other captives arrive in Germany

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Road to recovery. Three Americans released Saturday from captivity in Iran have arrived at Ramstein Airforce Base in Germany, where they are receiving medical…

Midday Roundup: World markets panic after Chinese stocks tumble

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Stock market scare. China halted trading today after less than 30 minutes when its stock market tumbled 7 percent after the opening bell this morning. Stock…

Midday Roundup: Belgian police arrest two in New Year’s terror plot

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Thwarted. Belgian police have arrested two men suspected of plotting attacks against prominent sites in Brussels during New Year’s Eve celebrations. Police…

Slowing down

By June Cheng
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China | Asset declines show the weakening of a once-robust Chinese economy

Midday Roundup: L.A., N.Y. defend opposite reactions to twin hoaxes

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hoax hindsight. Officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District are fielding criticism of their decision to close schools Tuesday over a terror threat…

 
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