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Viewsroom: U.S. water crisis may evaporate wealth – Breakingviews
Overuse and climate change are sapping the Colorado river, source of a fifth of U.S. GDP and at least $1.3 trln of market value. The feds and basin states are struggling to adapt, but investors pay little heed.
water  united_states  geo211  Economic_Conditions_and_Trends  Economics 
february 2019 by bdarcus
For China's 'Great Renewal,' 8 Trends to Keep an Eye On
The Bo Xilai scandal, an economic downturn and the leadership switch from Hu Jintao to Xi Jinping made 2012 one of China's most eventful years. It is hard to imagine that next year will be as exciting, but there will be change.
China_中国_Insider  Special_Section_Winter_2012  China  Corruption_(Institutional)  Economic_Conditions_and_Trends  Foreign_Investments  Xi_Jinping  from google
december 2012 by ntnien
From Bubble to Muddling Through?
Last week's column examined the confusing picture for China's growth. New data is out, and the outlook is still confusing.
China_中国_Insider  Financial_Services  Banking_and_Financial_Institutions  China  Economic_Conditions_and_Trends  People's_Bank_of_China  Stocks_and_Bonds  Zhou_Xiaochuan  from google
december 2012 by ntnien
Burma? Myanmar? New Freedom to Debate Includes Name
Beyond political changes, the military’s relinquishing of power last year has also given the Burmese freedom to debate once-taboo subjects, including what to call their country.
Race_and_Ethnicity  Civil_Rights_and_Liberties  Politics_and_Government  Economic_Conditions_and_Trends  Reform_and_Reorganization  Myanmar  from google
october 2012 by joewiz
Eric Hobsbawm, British Historian, Dies at 95
Mr. Hobsbawm, author of a three-volume masterwork on the rise of industrial capitalism, was a leading light in a group of historians within the British Communist Party.
Writing_and_Writers  Deaths_(Obituaries)  Great_Britain  Hobsbawm_Eric  Economic_Conditions_and_Trends  Books_and_Literature  Labor_and_Jobs  from google
october 2012 by joewiz
Changing of the Guard : Aiming for Top, Xi Forged Ties Early in China
An early move to rural China offers a window on the political savvy of Xi Jinping, who is on the cusp of taking over as China’s supreme leader.
Rural_Areas  Economic_Conditions_and_Trends  Xi_Jinping  Communist_Party_of_China  Zhengding_(China)  from google
september 2012 by joewiz
Your Money: From Parents, a Living Inheritance
Some parents help their adult children financially, while others cannot or do not — and that often unspoken distinction among families can determine who gets ahead.
Student_Loans  Economic_Conditions_and_Trends  Personal_Finances  Families_and_Family_Life  Parenting  Poverty  High_Net_Worth_Individuals  from google
september 2012 by joewiz
The Saturday Profile: Shin Kyung-sook Mines South Korea’s Sense of Loss
Shin Kyung-sook, one of South Korea’s most acclaimed and successful writers, focuses on social upheaval and the price of her country’s success in novels like “Please Look After Mom.”
Writing_and_Writers  Elderly  South_Korea  Economic_Conditions_and_Trends  Please_Look_After_Mom_(Book)  Kyung-sook_Shin  Books_and_Literature  Labor_and_Jobs  from google
september 2012 by joewiz
The Global Downturn Weighs on Shipowners and Banks
Vessels bought during the global commodity boom are only now being delivered, putting pressure on the European banks that financed the purchases.
Ships_and_Shipping  Freight_(Cargo)  Economic_Conditions_and_Trends  International_Trade_and_World_Market  Lloyds_Banking_Group_Plc|LYG|NYSE  Societe_Generale|SCGLY|other-OTC  from google
january 2012 by bdarcus
Lorain Journal: Recession Takes Toll in Lorain, Ohio
The owner of The 530 Shop, one of the few storefronts open on Broadway, in downtown Lorain, Ohio, isn’t sure how long he can last with dwindling sales.
Shopping_and_Retail  Ohio  Sales  Economic_Conditions_and_Trends  Wal-Mart_Stores_Inc|WMT|NYSE  from google
january 2012 by bdarcus
Rio Slum Occupied by Police in Pre-Olympics Security Push
The occupation of Rocinha, a notorious hillside neighborhood, was a crucial part of the city’s preparations to host soccer’s World Cup and the Olympics.
Rio_de_Janeiro_(Brazil)  Police  Economic_Conditions_and_Trends  World_Cup_2014_(Soccer)  Olympic_Games_(2016)  Brazil  from google
november 2011 by bdarcus
A Town in New York Creates Its Own Department Store
When the only department store in Saranac Lake, N.Y., closed down, residents did something unusual: they decided to raise capital to open their own department store.
Shopping_and_Retail  Saranac_Lake_(NY)  Saranac_Lake_Community_Store  Economic_Conditions_and_Trends  Wal-Mart_Stores_Inc|WMT|NYSE  from google
november 2011 by bdarcus

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