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'Financial Times' Picks Apart Picketty, Sparking An Argument

Is the story of rising inequality presented by Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century an exaggeration? A Financial Times editor said as much recently. Now, the argument has begun.
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China Turns To Africa For Resources, Jobs And Future Customers

In China's Second Continent, Howard French explores the Chinese presence in 15 African countries. The relationship goes beyond economics: more than a million Chinese citizens have migrated to Africa.
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World's Richest People Meet, Muse On How To Spread The Wealth

Attendees at an inclusive capitalism conference in London control $30 trillion in assets. But it's unclear what, if any, financial commitments will come from the conclave on income inequality.
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150 Years After Marx, 'Capital' Still Can't Shake Loose Of 'Das Kapital'

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century evokes another famous tome with "capital" in its title, and makes comparisons inevitable.
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Median CEO Pay Tops $10 Million For The First Time

An Associated Press study shows that most CEOs at S&P 500 companies are now making more than eight figures. Over the past four years, they've received raises topping 50 percent.
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Finding A New Home For Alexandria Seaport Foundation

A nonprofit that teaches at-risk youth how to build boats is losing its place on the Potomac because of a development plan on Alexandria's waterfront.

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Lack Of Affordable Housing Puts The Squeeze On Poor Families

They are being pushed out of the rental market in fast-growing cities like Washington, D.C. Many end up spending most of their income on housing, living in substandard housing, or homeless.
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It's Geithner Vs. Warren In Battle Of The Bailout

Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says the 2008 bank bailout worked well. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says it taught bankers to be reckless because the risks are on taxpayers. Vote for who is right.
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Economist Piketty's Work Doesn't Add Up, 'Financial Times' Says

The U.K.-based newspaper says the author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, a treatise on income inequality, may have gotten some of his data wrong.
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In Charge Of Nearly $20 Trillion, Are Women The New Global Players?

A new report Harnessing the Power of the Purse: Female Investors and Global Opportunities for Growth points out that women create and influence more than a quarter of the world's wealth.

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