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global poverty

Global poverty is on the decline…kind of

Last month, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates touched off a prominent dispute about global poverty after tweeting out a chart from the site Our World in Data showing that the variety of people...
Trudeau Scandal

Justin Trudeau scandal worsens as cabinet exodus continues

Two high-profile women ministers in the cabinet of Trudeau, including Canada's first indigenous justice minister, and his lead aide and close friend resigned in demonstration. The former justice minister and attorney general, Jody Wilson-Raybould, says...
Budget Deficit

Washington shrugs as budget deficit continues to soar

The federal deficit spending is ballooning on President Donald Trump's watch and Washington does not seem to mind. And even if they did, the political dynamics that enabled bipartisan deficit-cutting offers decades earlier has vanished,...
china rural banking

China looks to boost rural banking options

China's banking and insurance regulators have issued a notice to domestic banks to boost financial support in the nation's non-metropolitan areas. In a notice released on March 8, the China Banking and Insurance coverage Regulatory...
trump border wall

Trump seeks $8.6 billion for border wall

The cost of Trump's border wall is more than six times what Congress designated in each of the previous two fiscal years, and 6 percent more than Trump has corralled by invoking emergency powers...
Kylie Jenner Billionaire

Kylie Jenner is officially a billionaire

Kylie Jenner, of Kylie Cosmetics, has become the world's youngest self-made billionaire after her company signed a unique collaboration with Ulta Beauty Inc. Jenner, 21, is worth $ 1.02 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires...
Gold Miners

Gold miners battle over terms in billion dollar merger

On Monday, Gold miners Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) declined rival Barrick Gold's (TSX: ABX) (NYSE: GOLD) all-stock $18 billion hostile takeover offer, however, left the door somewhat open by countering with the regards to...
slack eyes unusual listing

Billion dollar Slack eyes unusual IPO

Slack Inc.'s IPO is near, and excited investors are already eyeing another possible major payday. The internet communication platform has already submitted personal documentation to go public in the existing year-- but do not...