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Poverty can reduce brainpower, study finds
The constant worry engendered by being poor reduces mental acuity and can lead to more mistakes, international researchers find.
Jobless journalist opens Slovenia's first dog bakery
"Hov Hov" – Slovenian for "woof woof" – was born.
Europe’s economy needs a real dose of pro-market reform
Commentary: Don't believe the hype. For lasting, real economic performance, Europe badly needs pro-market economic reform and politicians with the courage to undertake it.
Big Ben’s shadow
Analysis: As Obama and Cameron mull pinpricks in Syria, the world’s most powerful man is rocking the planet.
US housing market back in the limelight
As the world waits for the US Federal Reserve to scale back its bond purchasing program, all eyes are watching the effect on US housing.
Extended hours are the norm for Asia's bankers
Financial services employees in Asia regularly work overtime, raising questions after the death of a Bank of America Merrill Lynch intern in London.
US tech sector feels pain from NSA's PRISM
Revelations about government surveillance programs are limiting international business for cloud computing providers.
South Korea hopes to avoid "taper terror" when US ends stimulus
According to the nation's deputy finance minister, South Korea is prepared to weather a macro-economic storm.
Moldova’s ‘generation gone’
Two decades after independence, young Moldovans continue leaving home for a brighter future.
Euro zone activity picks up sharply in August
Euro zone activity picked up sharply in August to a 26-month high as the battered economy climbed out of a damaging recession, a survey showed.
Carlsberg blames Russia for lackluster performance
The president and CEO of Carlsberg points his finger at Russia's burdensome regulations.
Aid to Egypt can retain limited US influence with the ruling generals
Commentary: As we descend into a world of waning US importance, what influence the US still retains is even more critical.
A central bank of weed? As Uruguay nationalizes pot biz, practical questions arise
Here are the most important questions — and some possible answers — as Uruguay’s government attempts to regulate marijuana.
Election brings concerns over Germany's economy
Leader Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party faces challenges over Germany's economic future.
Germany recognizes Bitcoins
Germany will allow the digital dollars to be treated as a legitimate currency.
Russia: Take that, Ukraine!
Moscow is punishing Kyiv’s apparent drift toward Europe with a trade war.
Last year’s model: China’s superman economy is mortal after all
Some are crowing about ‘the end of the China model,’ but that misses the point.
SEC investigates JP Morgan's hiring 'princelings' in China
Legal action could be justified if job offers were made for access to insider business deals.
The big issue in Egypt that no one's talking about
It's at the root of all the country's problems, and it just got a whole lot worse.
Made in China: Can China build an Apple or Ikea?
Yes, and it's on the verge.
What’s really holding back growth in India
A lack of foreign investment.
British youth are not being hired
Europe might be edging out of the recession, but Britain's youngsters can't find work.
Euro zone finally exits its longest-ever recession
Led by Germany and France, the euro zone managed 0.3 percent GDP growth in the second quarter of 2013.
For just $10, you too can rent a tiny hotel room in China
Come for the bed. Stay, if you can, for everything else you need in a very small space.
Things rich people do: build buildings on top of other buildings
When the penthouse view just isn't good enough.
Japan's growth slows in April-June quarter
Japan's cabinet office said Monday that GDP grew by just 0.6 percent in the second quarter.
The quiet evolution of the Singapore consumer
Singapore's economy has evolved in part thanks to worldly travelers
London Riots: Down and out in Tottenham, still
Two years after the 2011 London riots, communities wonder what recovery really means.
Closing embassies is wise, even as it reveals US weakness
Commentary: Growing US unpopularity limits its influence in a chaotic region.
Broken BRIC: Why are foreigners fleeing India’s economy?
Analysis: India has recently lost more than $25 billion in foreign investment, despite government efforts to woo multinationals.
7 things you can do to donuts
You know about cronuts, but have you heard of sushi doughnuts?