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February 23, 2018 3:54 AM Asian stocks advance after Wall Street rebounds

Asian stocks advanced Friday after Wall Street rebounded from a two-day losing streak and Japanese inflation edged higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 percent to 3,279.74 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 advanced 0.4 percent to 21,814.31. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1.3 percent to 31,364.80 and Seoul's Kospi rose 1.1 percent to 2,441.40. Sydney's 22

February 12, 2018 8:24 AM Winter Olympics: NBC ditches analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo over Korea remark

NBC has removed one of its Olympic analysts after he made a comment about Japan and South Korea which sparked anger among South Koreans. Joshua Cooper Ramo said Japan, which occupied Korea from 1910-45, had served as a key "example" in South Korea's transformation. South Koreans called the comments, during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics 13

January 17, 2018 5:13 PM Senate committee approves nomination of Powell for Fed chair

The Senate Banking Committee has voted for a second time to approve President Donald Trump's nomination of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. The approval Wednesday was by voice vote, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, voting no. The re-vote was needed because the full Senate did not take up Powell's nomination last year. The term of current 28

December 28, 2017 7:30 PM School's newest major: Social justice, with a taste of the 'real world'

Palestinian protesters burn a poster of PresidentTrump and a representation of an American flag earlier in December. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra) Students can now major in social justice and receive “real-world learning in the field” at a college in Massachusetts. Merrimack College’s social justice program provides students “the chance to turn their passion 32

December 27, 2017 11:18 AM White House Considers Former Bush-Era Economists for Fed No. 2 Job

Richard Clarida and Lawrence Lindsey are interviewed for vice chairman role The White House has interviewed two economists who served in senior positions in the George W. Bush administration to serve as the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, according to people familiar with the matter. The two are Richard Clarida, a managing director at money 14

December 23, 2017 12:03 PM Would Adam Smith Eat That Burger?

Modern economics has given us abundance—and obesity. It also offers ideas to take off the pounds. “The desire of food,” wrote Adam Smith in 1776, “is limited in every man by the narrow capacity of the human stomach.” Not so, it would seem. If only the father of modern economics, who was otherwise such a shrewd judge of human nature, could see us now. Obesity 20

December 14, 2017 12:17 AM Why gun sales spike after (some) shootings

Is Barack Obama the best gun salesman in history? Phillip Levine is the Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics at Wellesley College and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Robin McKnight is associate professor of economics at Wellesley College and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic 36

December 12, 2017 1:33 PM PepsiCo makes biggest public pre-order of Tesla Semis: 100 trucks

SEATTLE (Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc (PEP.N) has reserved 100 of Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions, a company executive said on Tuesday. Tesla has been trying to convince the trucking community that it can build 34

December 4, 2017 1:16 PM How to fight female genital mutilation with economics

FGM survivor: Fundamentally, it's 'child abuse' Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a CNN contributor and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the author of "Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield." The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (CNN)Seleiman Bishagazi 24

December 1, 2017 9:50 AM Dow at 24,000; Tax bill snag; OPEC deal

The Dow has spiked nearly 6,000 points since President Trump was elected. It has notched 80 daily records over the period. The S&P 500 added 0.8% and the Nasdaq gained 0.7% on Thursday. Both are near record highs. 2. Tax bill hurdle: The dollar is under pressure after U.S. tax reform hit a snag in the Senate. Senate Republicans had hoped their tax bill would 33