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When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.
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Feds Cancel Commercial Sardine Fishing After Stocks Crash

Federal regulators close commercial sardine fishing in an effort to rebuild the depleted populations of the fish. Sardine shortages are blamed for the high rates of starvation deaths of sea lion pups
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New Asian Development Bank Seen As Sign Of China's Growing Influence

China says 57 countries have signed on as members of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but the U.S. is not among them. Some analysts say the bank is a sign of diminished U.S. power.
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U.S. Predicted To Be Net Energy Exporter In Next Decade; First Time Since 1950s

Citing a boom in natural gas and shifts in demand, the Energy Information Administration says the U.S. could stop being a net energy importer "sometime between 2020 and 2030."
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Metro Sees Land Development Leading To Big Ridership Increases

The development of dense urban development around Metro stations in the D.C. region is bolstering Metro ridership forecasts in the coming years and may weigh in on how the transit agency deals with strained rail capacity.

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You Didn't Check The 'Presidential Election Campaign' Box On Your Taxes, Did You?

The little box is for presidential public financing. At first, it was relatively popular, but now fewer people are checking the box — and more candidates are rejecting the funds.
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From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.
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Presidential Candidates Move Away From Public Financing

You can still check the box on your 1040 federal income tax return and earmark $3 for presidential public financing.
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When Rates Turn Negative, Banks Pay Customers To Borrow

European interest rates are being pushed so low — to less than zero — that some banks are paying borrowers to take loans. Such low rates are aimed at boosting Europe's economy, but there are risks.
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Cheap Oil Fueling Global Growth. Now If We Just Had Roads And Bridges

The World Economic Outlook released by the International Monetary Fund says the pace of economic growth in 2015 will tick up to 3.5 percent, helped along by lower energy costs and weaker currencies.

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