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The recent upheaval in Western democracies has several causes, but perhaps the greatest is this: How are they coming to terms with their shifting role in the global economy? The answer generally has been that globalization has brought huge net benefits, yet it has created a clear class of people for whom ...
One in eight bird species is threatened with global extinction, and once widespread creatures such as the puffin, snowy owl and turtle dove are plummeting towards oblivion, according to the definitive study of global bird populations. The State of the World's Birds, a five-year compendium of population data ...

Includes detailed analysis of Oakmark Global Fund's positions in BAYRY, BAYZF, CHTR, NAPRF, NPSNY. The Oakmark Global Fund felt the downtrend's pull and lost 2.6% in the quarter, which compares to a 1.3% loss for the MSCI World Index and a 1.0% loss for the Lipper Global Fund Index. For the six ...
The Japanese yen is expected to weaken amid good global growth, said Standard Chartered Bank's head of global macro strategy and foreign exchange research. He added that the country is unlikely to hit its inflation target of 2 percent by 2019. "We don't expect much yen strength even in the context of a ...
European stocks opened weaker Monday, as U.S. equity futures drifted into negative territory to start the week on Wall Street, as investors braced for a busy slate of corporate earnings over the next five days and re-set expectations for interest rates and inflation amid an ongoing surge in global oil prices.
Walmart is launching a global money transfer service called Walmart2World in a partnership with MoneyGram International. The move expands on its domestic money service, launched roughly four years ago to serve America's unbanked population. Walmart2Walmart, the U.S.-based platform, allows ...

Viacom's Channel 5 in the U.K., TF1 in France, and Seven Network in Australia have snapped up “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance,” the Lifetime TV movie about the soon-to-be-married couple. The two-hour movie follows the courtship of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and will deliver to the ...
The Moon – the theme for this year's edition of Global Astronomy Month (GAM) throughout April – outshines every other celestial object in its ability to inspire. From a bad omen to a sign of love, the Earth's Moon has been important in cultures throughout the ages. For denizens of brightly-lit modern cities it's ...
She expressed the importance of educating adults older than 24. Vandenbosh said helping that underserved group get a higher education will help Indiana and America. Purdue Global has gotten a lot of backlash and has even raised some concerns about what it will do to Purdue University's reputation.
He was speaking with US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in a phone call yesterday in which he also said the US move was "detrimental to China's interests and not conducive to US and global interests", Xinhua state news agency reported. However, on a more conciliatory note, Mr Liu, who is a close ...
Re: “Would Albert Einstein be a global warming skeptic?” March 16 point–counterpoint columns. I am dismayed that The Denver Post would devote so much space to a notorious climate-change denier, Will Happer, whose misleading claims have been widely debunked. Happer cherry-picks facts out of ...
SYDNEY: The Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower and Moscow's Red Square were among the world landmarks to go dark on Saturday (Mar 24), as part of a global campaign to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change. Earth Hour, which started in Australia in 2007, is being observed by ...
China announced a $3 billion list of U.S. goods including pork, apples and steel pipe on Friday that it said may be hit with higher tariffs in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump that companies and investors worry could depress global commerce. Associated Press/Mark Schiefelbein.
Global Poker's latest record-breaking event is just around the corner, and time is running out to win your seat at a discount. Global Poker Madness, a SC$200,000 guaranteed no-limit hold'em tournament, kicks off Sunday, April 1 at 5:30 pm with a buy-in of $540. So far, just 41 players have secured their ...
Global carbon dioxide emissions surged to record levels the year after the landmark 2016 Paris climate agreement was signed. Energy-related emissions climbed 1.4 percent to 32.5 gigatons in 2017, the International Energy Agency reported yesterday in its annual survey of global carbon levels.
Global markets were sent sharply lower this week, as fears of a trade war sent shockwaves across global financial markets. Amid the turmoil, some market participants think emerging markets are a value play to consider. Ed Keon, chief investment strategist at QMA, said developing economies' stocks are a ...
The term “left” now seems to imply support for the ideology of green, liberal, global capitalism. The term “right” now denotes nationalistic capitalism, with resistance to the global capitalist plans for free movement of commodities and labour. The qualifications “green” and “liberal” before the term “global ...

Updated at 4:54 p.m. ET. Major stock indexes around the world fell Friday amid continuing worries that the U.S. and China are about to enter into a trade war. The Dow Jones industrial average fell an additional 424 points, or about 1.8 percent, to 23,533, for a two-day drop totaling more than 1,100 points.
In this Saturday, July 29, 2017 file photo, Finland's flag flies aboard the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as it arrives into Nuuk, Greenland. Finland has come out on top of an international index that ranks nations by how happy they are as places to live. The World Happiness Report 2018 published ...
Global Road Television (formerly IM Global Television) is readying The Dark Beneath, a serialized documentary-style drama from Guy Busick (Stan Against Evil) and R. Christopher Murphy, with Marc Munden (Utopia) attached to direct the potential pilot and executive produce. The pitch is about to be taken ...
It's a matter of when, not if, the Bitcoin bubble will pop, according to Allianz Global Investors. The cryptocurrency is worthless, even if blockchain technology could bring significant benefits to investors, said the investment arm of Europe's biggest insurer, which manages almost 500 billion euro. “In our view ...
UNITED NATIONS -- The World Bank and the U.N. are sounding the alarm over a global water crisis. A joint report released Wednesday says that 40 percent of the world's population is affected by water scarcity. The report, based on two years of research, says that 700 million people are at risk of being ...
"Life would be tragic if it weren't funny," the groundbreaking scientist once said – and he made sure it was. Who else but Hawking could debunk Albert Einstein's theories and also appear as himself on an episode of Star Trek where he beats Einstein in poker? Credit: Santi Visalli/Getty Images. By Cady ...
IPCC, an international organization founded in 1988 by the United Nations, is best known for its lengthy, periodic reports assessing climate science and policy options for curbing global warming. The hundreds of authors that produce the reports are nominated by member governments and others. But just ...
Today Cadreon, IPG Mediabrands' ad-tech specialist unit, announced the promotion of its first female global CEO. Erica Schmidt takes on the role after previously serving as executive vice president and managing director of the shop's North America division. “I feel tremendously proud, first and foremost,” ...
However, if temperature rise was kept to below 2 degrees Celsius -- the global target set by the landmark Paris Climate Accord in 2015 -- the number of species lost could be limited to 25%. "This is not simply about the disappearance of certain species from particular places, but about profound changes to ...
March 14, 2018 New York—A global regulatory crackdown on cryptocurrencies created by startups to finance new projects could slow the pace of virtual currency sales as questions mount about their transparency and the risk of scams for investors. More than 500 digital technology startups around the ...
HELSINKI — Fans of skiing, saunas and Santa Claus won't be surprised to hear Finland is the happiest place to live. The World Happiness Report published Wednesday ranked 156 countries by happiness levels, based on factors such as life expectancy, social support and corruption. Unlike past years ...
The impacts of global warming are felt especially in mountainous regions, where the rise in temperatures is above average, affecting both glacierized landscapes and water resources. The repercussions of these changes are manifold and varied, from retreating glaciers to an increase in the frequency and ...
Authored by economist Clare McAndrew, who left TEFAF for Art Basel in 2016, the report says that, after two years of decline, the global art market grew about 12 percent in 2017, with about $63.7 billion in sales. In the report, McAndrew writes, “In 2017, despite remaining political volatility in many regions, ...
How biofuels from plant fibers could combat global warming. Date: February 26, 2018; Source: Colorado State University; Summary: Research finds new promise for biofuels produced from switchgrass, a non-edible native grass that grows in many parts of North America. Share: FULL STORY ...
This new study shows that global fossil fuel emissions of these hydrocarbons have been underestimated and are a factor of 2-3 times higher than previously thought. The authors of the international study involving researchers from York, Oslo and Colorado are now calling for further investigation into fossil ...
The opening months of 2018 have seen volatility return to global financial markets, but we think it is important to stress US economic fundamentals have remained broadly the same. After an unusually long period of calm in many markets, the reappearance of volatility at some point seemed likely, even if the ...
More than 150 organizations that deal with human rights, health and development issues co-signed a letter to the State Department expressing concern toward the department's decision to pare back "critical language" in its annual report on global human rights. "Threats to women's human rights cannot be ...
Artists and criminals are often the first to push the boundaries of technology. Barrett Brown is a criminal who has actually helped inspire art — the TV show Mr. Robot. Its protagonist is a hacktivist — a hacker who breaks into computer systems to promote a cause. Brown served time for being part of ...
AGC Studios, the new company launched this week by former IM Global executive Stuart Ford, is fashioned specifically for an era where content, not distribution, is king. Backed by deep-pocketed, international, non-Hollywood investors, the new venture aims to span film, TV, finance and sales, as did IM ...
Qantas Group is launching a new pilot academy to train aviators in an effort to quell the effects of a global pilot shortage by putting more skilled aviators behind the controls. Continue Reading Below. The airline said Thursday the school will be able to train up to 500 pilots per year, initially producing around ...
The show examines the back stories of the world's favorite ingredients and big business interests that drive the global food chain. Nelufar will travel across the Arctic Circle, visit a Native American tribe, head through Central America's largest rubbish dump and head out to sea off the coast of West Africa to ...
During their teenage years, they both felt a strong desire to pursue missions. When they came to Liberty, God began to open doors for them — one of those was during Global Focus Week in 2016. (This special week is held each semester at Liberty and is aimed at raising global awareness among students, ...
"The most mind-blowing thing is just how global an enterprise this is," said study co-author Boris Worm, a marine biologist at Dalhousie University in Canada. "It's more like factories that are mass producing product for a global market and less like hunters that are stalking individual prey." China dominates ...
The CPB global trade monitor showed the strongest pace of global trade growth in 2017 since the 2010 financial crisis rebound period. The RWI/ISL shipping container throughput index shows volumes running distinctly above trend. The freight cost indexes confirm the recovery. And while they have been ...
Instagram is dissolving its Global Community Team, which worked to build deep ties with photographers and promote the service around the world, The Verge has learned. As part of a reorganization at the company, about 12 jobs currently located in cities around the world will be eliminated, with affected ...
The stock market reactions reflect a global re-pricing of risk in the face of persistent rate hike signals from central banks in Britain, Europe, Japan and the United States, all of which are contributing to the upward moves in government bond yields, and U.S. Treasury notes in particular. Benchmark U.S. ...
UK-based global funds network Calastone has released research on Thursday, Feb. 22, showing Blockchain could save mutual funds up to $2.6 bln. In a press release issued Thursday, the company, which uses digital solutions to automate funds investment and save on costs, said the Blockchain ...
"There's this view in the market that Amazon is going to take over everything. And there are limits," Daniel Lacalle, chief economist at Tressis Gestion, said. Amazon's retail market share was seen to be a main factor causing a decline in Walmart's gross margins when the corporation posted earnings ...
Global smartphone sales have not been firing on all cylinders for several years now but Gartner's latest figures record the first ever decline since the analyst began tracking the market all the way back in 2004. (Though it's not the first analyst to call a decline.) Gartner's figures peg sales of smartphones to ...
"There's that old adage, that crime shouldn't pay," said Michael D. Hausfeld, founder and chairman of global law firm Hausfeld, which helped secure a $15 billion settlement to compensate owners of VW vehicles in the US. "In this instance Volkswagen has basically proven that adage wrong." Several other ...
Global businesses are losing the equivalent of nearly one percent of global GDP (Gross Domestic Product) a year to cybercrime, and it's impacting job creation, innovation and economic growth. So says a report from cybersecurity firm McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), ...
China and the U.S. are the two countries most closely associated with artificial intelligence (AI) technology, but a startup in Korea is out to add its nation to mix after it raised more than $9 million from some big-name investors. Skelter Labs, which was founded in 2015 by Google's former chief technical officer ...
In the lead up to the Center for Universal Education's annual research and policy symposium "Citizens of the Future: Innovations to Leapfrog Global Education" May 21-22, 2018, guest authors from the education innovations community will contribute their unique insights to this blog series on the topic.


 

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