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A look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which rewrites rules on trade in autos, patented drugs
Business
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Business
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A look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which rewrites rules on trade in autos, patented drugs

Bloomberg - October 5, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a tentative agreement on trade negotiated by a dozen Pacific-rim nations, will slightly pry open Japan's famously closed rice market, protect brand-name drugs from…

Trans-Pacific Partnership: 12 Pacific countries seal huge free trade deal
Business
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Business
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Trans-Pacific Partnership: 12 Pacific countries seal huge free trade deal

Paul Handley | AFP - October 5, 2015

ATLANTA, Georgia – Twelve Pacific rim countries sealed a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal early Monday on creating the world's largest free trade area, delivering U.S. President Barack Obama a major…

Business
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Here’s what Wall Street is saying about Fed interest rates remaining unchanged

Julie Verhage and Luke Kawa | Bloomberg - September 17, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5-Jc3l42-g Following the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates at historic lows, there is no shortage of reaction from analysts and economists across Wall Street. Here's…

Feds say they’re finally going after bad guys on Wall Street
Business
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Business
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Feds say they’re finally going after bad guys on Wall Street

Max Ehrenfreund | The Washington Post - September 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Twenty-five years ago, lawyers for the George H.W. Bush administration were rounding up more bankers than you could fit in a whole fleet of stretch…

China’s journey from new normal to stock market crisis epicenter
Business
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Business
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China’s journey from new normal to stock market crisis epicenter

Bloomberg News - August 26, 2015

"When the wind of change blows, some build walls while others build windmills." In late January, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang shared that proverb with global leaders in…

Europe, US markets rally on China rate cut
Business
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Business
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Europe, US markets rally on China rate cut

Roland Jackson and Bill Savadove | AFP - August 25, 2015

LONDON – European and U.S. shares rebounded on bargain-hunting Tuesday as China cut interest rates after fears of a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy sparked a "Black…

Citigroup pays $180 million to settle hedge fund fraud case
Business
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Business
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Citigroup pays $180 million to settle hedge fund fraud case

AFP - August 17, 2015

NEW YORK – U.S. securities regulators ordered two Citigroup affiliates Monday to pay $180 million to settle charges that they defrauded investors by falsely claiming a pair of…

Greek talks ‘go backwards’ as default looms
Business
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Business
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Greek talks ‘go backwards’ as default looms

Danny Kemp and Alex Pigman | AFP - June 25, 2015

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Greece and its EU-IMF creditors failed to break the deadlock in emergency talks on Thursday to reach a bailout deal, raising fresh fears of a…

Europe’s pointless exercise in Greek austerity
Business
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Business
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Europe’s pointless exercise in Greek austerity

Matt O'Brien | The Washington Post - June 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, and finally as trolling. That, at least, is the case in Greece, where its lenders…

Food choices, then and now: from Guayabitas to cage-free eggs
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Food choices, then and now: from Guayabitas to cage-free eggs

Raquel Chanto - March 16, 2015

Recommended: Save the date – a Costa Rican abroad encounters social calendars Childhood is a country of its own. It is a place with a particular set of…