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Why (Almost) No One In Myanmar Wanted My Money

Like people in other countries that have gone through economic turmoil, people in Myanmar wants U.S. dollars that look like they just rolled off the presses.

Search Ends Off Australia For Two Cruise Ship Passengers

The couple went missing a day before they were reported overboard and authorities say it's not yet clear whether they fell or jumped.

Bangladesh's Powerful Garment Sector Fends Off Regulation

The deaths of hundreds of workers in Bangladesh are taking place in a garment sector that has seen explosive growth over the past three decades. Amid market pressures to cut prices, the country has managed to lure clothing-makers through a combination of low wages and light regulation.

Big Ag Agrees to Conserve Cropland, But At What Cost?

Farmers say they are ready to compromise with some environmental groups on the issue of conservation compliance. But critics say the price tag for the taxpayer may be too high.

Samoans Await The Return Of The Tasty Turkey Tail

In 2007, Samoa banned the import of turkey tails from the U.S. to try to improve public health. But the ban kept the island nation from entering the World Trade Organization, so its days are numbered.

Weekly Jobless Claims Stay Near 5-Year Low

The news could be another sign that the economy's picked up enough strength to convince employers that it's OK to hold on to workers.

I Know I'm Supposed To Follow My Passion. But What If I Don't Have A Passion?

A young college grad asks an economist for advice.