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Gold Surges To Record On Libya, Political Unrest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Frank Tang) - Gold rose more than 1 percent to an all-time high on Tuesday above $1,432 an ounce as chaos in Libya and political turmoil...

What Greece Needs Now Is a New Hero

Vanessa Andris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vanessa Andris

The critical function that a new hero can perform to bring Greece back from the brink of bankruptcy is to tap and redirect the passion that drove them there.

Dear Glenn Beck: It's Not Conspiracy. It's Courage.

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Glenn Beck has made a startling discovery. People are working together to make change!

The House's Budget Bill Is a Bully's Snigger

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

The House's budget bill will cut health care services including family planning would force more unintended pregnancies on the most vulnerable women. We need to rebuild our power.

What Malia and Sasha Obama's Parents Know About the Value of Language

Nataly Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Nataly Kelly

Mind your manners." "Eat your carrots." "Practice your Mandarin." The first two phrases are often uttered by the average American parents. The last one is heard in far fewer homes.

UBS Posts First Annual Profit Since 2006

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

GENEVA — Swiss bank UBS AG on Tuesday posted its first annual profit since the global financial crisis erupted, despite softer-than-expected fou...

Anger Simmers At German Austerity Plan For EU

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATHENS/WARSAW (By George Georgiopoulos and Gabriela Baczynska) - Resentment smoldered among European governments on Monday over a German-instigated d...

How A Second Euro Could Save Europe

CNN Money | Cyrus Sanati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The European sovereign debt crisis may be off the front pages while all eyes are on Egypt, but that doesn't mean its problems are any closer to being ...

The Third Economic Revolution -- Boom or Bust for America?

Andy Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Stern

Our Sputnik moment lacks the energy and political cohesion for lift off while China keeps rolling along because the political class in Washington thinks we can drive into the future looking in the rearview mirror.

The Day After Tomorrow: Macro-Financial Policy Catches Up With Reality

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The search for financial stability, through regulatory or macroeconomic policy, is just beginning. Should developing countries wait for new global standards to emerge, or tailor their own regulatory strategies?

Analyst Warns Of 2015 Bank Crisis

Bloomberg | Christine Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As politicians, executives and financiers networked at parties and panels last week in Davos, Switzerland, Barrie Wilkinson was in a nearby hotel, war...

Where's The Gold? The 13 Countries That Control The World's Supply

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even if 2011 has gotten off to a rough start for gold, everyone knows that the value of gold is at historic highs. What is interesting is that there ...

Davos Consensus: We're Out Of The Woods, But...

AP | DAN PERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland — It has been the question of the day at every high-powered international gathering for two years: Are we out of the woods? T...

Cultivating Spirituality Among World Leaders

Sadhguru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

It is extremely important that the leaders of nations and large corporations take steps to ensure how they are within themselves, to ensure what kind of beings they are.

Urging World Leaders at Davos to Focus on the Crisis of Chronic Diseases

Nalini Saligram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nalini Saligram

For far too long, global health attention has focused on diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria and must go beyond them to far more common life-threatening diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, cancer and chronic lung disease.

IMF: EU Needs Bigger Rescue Fund

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

JOHANNESBURG (By Phumza Macanda and Ed Cropley) - Europe needs to strengthen its financial rescue fund to reduce the risk of renewed global instabili...

The New Gold Rush: Mining for Entrepreneurs

Daniel Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daniel Isenberg

Far-sighted individuals in Barcelona, Spain, and Santiago, Chile, are looking to corner the market on a more renewable resource: entrepreneurship, or emprendimiento.

Halfway Through Term, Obama Still Hasn't Earned His Nobel Prize

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Nobel Peace Prize notwithstanding, it's difficult to imagine Obama making any gains on human rights amid the chaos haunting the Pentagon's ever-expanding dominion.

Wanted: Super-Immigrants

Daniel Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altman

Immigration policy has become inseparable from economic policy, and super-immigrants, the most highly skilled, educated, and entrepreneurial people around the world looking for a new country, are at the heart of it.

Yes, We Can? See Which Countries Are Most Hopeful For 2011

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Perhaps it's no surprise coming from the nation that gave us Les Misérables: the French have the world's gloomiest economic outlook for 2011, accordi...

'Too Big To Fail Bank' Plans May Be Softened

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(By Gilbert Kreijger and Huw Jones) THE HAGUE/LONDON - Plans to impose extra safeguards on the world's top banks may be softened, a senior regulator ...

Learning From Shattered Haiti's Year of Struggle

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

No one knows where Haiti is headed, but the nation has survived other shock waves. The quake opened the next historical chapter, which began over two centuries ago when the black resistance made European empires tremble.

Season of Hardship Connects Struggling Workers in Two Worlds

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Those toys and gadgets that we wishfully spent our savings on may have made the holidays a little more bearable. But remember that that they're symbols of other aspirations, too.

America's Chief Immigration Officer?

Roberto Ramos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roberto Ramos

In the world as it exists today, it is crucial that we not only continue to nurture our talented immigrants, but that we also work to retain them. What's at stake? Our country's economic survival.

'Democracy Recession' Sweeps The Globe

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Norwegians have the privilege of enjoying the most democratic government on the planet, a new report has found. Now in its third edition, the Econom...