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Jul 21, 2014

Poverty, environment, even traffic fatalities: UN’s sweeping sustainable development goals aim to fix everything -- on paper

End global hunger and all forms of malnutrition and poverty by 2030, along with all urban slums around the world.  Halve the number of deaths from road traffic accidents globally (an estimated 1.24 million in 2010, according to the World Health Organ... #World Health Organization #George Russell

Jul 17, 2014

The New Health Care: The Global Slowdown in Medical Costs

Health spending has slowed in many countries, bringing good news — and reasons to question many neat explanations for the trend... #United States #Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development #Great Britain #China #Canada #France

Jul 11, 2014

Europe Worries Rattle Global Markets

Worries over the financial health of a major Portuguese lender spooked global markets Thursday, drubbing shares in southern Europe and sending U.S. stocks on an early swoon... #United States #Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development #Great Britain #China #Canada #France
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