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Aug 23, 2014

Ghana cholera outbreak kills 67, infects 5,000

Cholera has killed at least 67 people in Ghana since June and infected more than 5,000 others in an outbreak that highlights the health and sanitation challenges facing one of Africa's fastest-growing economies...

Aug 22, 2014

A Critical Election For Wisconsin's Economy Will Be Decided By Wafer-Thin Margins

In the last few years, Wisconsin has set itself on a pro-growth fiscal track by reducing and simplifying its tax burden for all workers. There is much at risk come November. If Walker loses, then Wisconsin may also lose many of the state?s most succe...

Aug 21, 2014

ISIS' thirst for oil could lead to 'global catastrophe' if unchecked, experts say

Islamic State's thirst for blood has put the world on notice, but it’s equally insatiable yearning for oil could prove a "catastrophe" for the global economy if the terror organization isn't stopped, experts say...

Aug 22, 2014

Security spending gets boost from mobile, social and cloud, says Gartner

The increased adoption of mobile, social and cloud computing is driving growth in security spending among organizations that are also becoming more aware of threats on all those fronts. Worldwide spending on information security will top US$71 billio...

Aug 22, 2014

Marketers Are Sizing Up the Millennials

Marketers, manufacturers and retailers are recognizing the group’s potential as the consumers who will drive the economy in the decades ahead...

Aug 22, 2014

Second Reading on 2Q GDP, Much More Data Due Next Week

A second look at how the American economy performed in the second quarter will be the highlight of a busy economic calendar...

Aug 19, 2014

It’s the Economy: Delivery Start-Ups Are Back Like It’s 1999

Silicon Valley wants to save you from ever having to leave your couch. Will it work this time around...

Aug 21, 2014

Central Bankers Wrestle With Easy Money

Central bankers gathering for the Jackson Hole conference confront a global economy that has once again disappointed, leaving them reluctant in some places and unable in others to turn off spigots of easy money...

Aug 21, 2014

Banks Can't Keep Up As FinTech Upstarts Innovate At A Breakneck Pace

The incumbents of the traditional financial services world—banks and VCs, for example—do some things well. Unfortunately, for them, a wave of upstarts is taking advantage of what many traditionalists don’t do well: move at the speed of today’s econom...

Aug 21, 2014

Australia's Big Banks Brace for Slower Revenue Growth

Australia's biggest banks recently posted record earnings in their recent trading updates, but some investors think the party is set to get a little quieter as the economy regathers itself...