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China Stocks Plummet To Worst Loss In A Month

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business

China stocks tumbled more than 6 percent on Thursday, posting their biggest one-day loss in a month, as investors booked profits after the market's re...

Japanese Stocks Plummet 5 Percent, The Worst Weekly Drop Since 2008

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average stumbled to a fresh 16-month low in heavy trade on Friday, and posted the biggest weekly drop since 200...

Nikkei Posts Biggest Drop In 3 Years

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average posted its biggest daily drop in nearly three years on Tuesday, with banks taking the brunt of the sell...

U.S. Stocks Tumble Again After More Chinese Turmoil

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business

Chinese stock markets packed enough drama for a few months into a spectacularly condensed half-hour collapse on Thursday. And as they did earlier this...

Journalist Reportedly 'Confesses' To Instigating Chinese Stock Market Plunge

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business

SHANGHAI, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Chinese state media announced a slew of confessions on Monday following investigations into recent stock market gyrations...

What Size Are You, Really?

Danielle James | Posted 09.25.2014 | Style
Danielle James

Making a woman feel insecure regarding how much cloth it takes to cover her body further perpetuates the misogynistic idea that a woman's body is her greatest asset. J.Crew's introduction of a size 000 is a business move, not a personal one.

Hong Kong 101--An American's Guide to The Asian Financial Forum

April Rudin | Posted 04.01.2014 | World
April Rudin

About two years ago, I visited Hong Kong for the very first time and could not believe my eyes. Traveling from the dated, fraying JFK airport in NYC to the shining, efficient airport in Hong Kong, my world view was immediately changed: It was the U.S. that was a third-world country, and Asia was vivid.

Chinese-style Peanut or Dan Dan Noodles

Laura Kumin | Posted 09.12.2012 | Taste
Laura Kumin

I don't know whether my version would be recognizable to a Sichuan food connoisseur, but that isn't an issue when my family is helping themselves to huge portions of these noodles. They are a great hot weather main course with toppings.

Not Only Cheap Electronics: The Chinese Are Manufacturing High Net-Worth Individuals

April Rudin | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business
April Rudin

Hong Kong and China, in general, have established themselves as global manufacturing capitals by inexpensively producing a variety of electronics, clo...

Where Chinese Consumers Really Spend Their Money

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.19.2011 | Style

Prada, Diane Von Furstenberg, Vivienne Westwood -- it seems like every American or Europe-based designer is building a new store in China or getting t...

Seriously: People Now Paying For (Paper) Luxury Bags

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.17.2011 | Style

The thirst for luxury handbags has not only led to a rise in counterfeiting, but a second black market for luxury shopping bags. The Wall Street Jo...

Asian Markets Slip On U.S. Credit Downgrade

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business

Markets in Asia, the Middle East and the South Pacific bore a modest retreat Sunday night as global investors reacted to a historic downgrade of the U...

Joshua Hersh

China: U.S. Debt Crisis Is Giving Democracy A Bad Name

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The seemingly endless process of resolving America's debt crisis may be giving America and its democratic form of governance a bad name ...

Updated Tuna Casserole: Fewer Cans, More Flavor

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

My updated tuna casserole begins with a rich, but not too rich, béchamel sauce and is rounded out by mushrooms sautéed in white wine with a hint of soy sauce, and a handful of fresh herbs.

Niall Ferguson: China's Decade

ft.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By the end of the decade the western world could only look admiringly at the speed with which the Chinese government had responded to the breathtaking...

Asian Stocks Rally Following Fed Interest Rate Cut

Reuters | Louise Heavens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Asian shares rallied on Wednesday with Hong Kong jumping 7 percent after the Federal Reserve's biggest interest rate cut in over two decades tempted i...

Asia: The Coming Fury

Walden Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Walden Bello

East Asia may be entering a period of radical protest and social revolution that went out of style when export-oriented industrialization became the fashion three decades ago.

Japanese Gang Members Feel Effects Of Recession

Globalpost | Justin McCurry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Kazuhiro Yamada may describe himself as an innocent victim of the recession, but he is unlikely to win much sympathy. Until he lost his job ...

'New' Markets + New Media

Michael Hastings-Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Hastings-Black

When brands aim to reach minority markets, most opt to play it safe with the tropes that Blacks value 'soul', Latinos love 'family', Asians are 'sedulous', etc...

South Korea Slashes Interest Rate, Japan Calls Emergency Meeting After Shares Hit 26-Year Low

Reuters | Kevin Plumberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

South Korea resorted to a record interest rate cut and Japan called an emergency meeting after shares hit a 26-year low as Asian governments scrambled...

What Bear Stearns' Meltdown Means To You

ABC News | ALICE GOMSTYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Think the Bear Stearns meltdown isn't affecting you? You might want to check your investments before you answer. Large mutual funds commonly found in...

Is Lehman Next?

CNN/Money | Colin Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Lehman Brothers (LEH) may be in for a long day. Shares of the brokerage firm slid 15% in early trading after the firm said it's got enough cash to kee...

Senator Reid Slams Bush's Handling Of The Economy

New York Times | STEVEN LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Bush welcomed the Federal Reserve's sweeping intervention in the financial markets, his administration faced accusations Monday that it s...

Bear Sterns Is Worth Less Than Your Sister's White-Trash Husband

236.com | 23/6: News You Can Misuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

JP Morgan Chase & Co has agreed to buy Bear Stearns (BSC) for the bargain price of two dollars per share. Just last April, BSC shares were selling at ...

Global, US Market Updates

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATED 7:20pm EST: New York Times: Dow Ends Flat After Day Of Gyrations A day that loomed darkly on Wall Street ended with only a modest decline i...