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Are Foreign Multinationals Paying Their Fair Share of U.S. Tax?

Martin Sullivan | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Martin Sullivan

There are two main ways multinationals shift profits out of the countries where they actually do business and into tax-haven holding companies.

Why We Must De-Link Alzheimer's From Aging

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.05.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

With a billion people over 65 in just about a decade -- and with the near perfect correlation between advancing age and increased risk -- no country can afford to defer their commitments to beat Alzheimer's.

More Latinos Are Graduating, But Dropouts Are Still a Problem

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 05.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Latinos, who have long suffered from an "achievement gap" in educational performance in comparison with white and Asian students, have seen their attendance rates rise and dropout rates fall. What is behind this decrease in dropouts?

What Do Students Think About School?

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 03.06.2013 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

In Spain and most other countries, students who think school is useful are more likely to have high PISA scores in reading, and students who have high scores in reading tend to report that they think school is useful.

Getting Teacher Development Right

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

The transformation of today's teaching force requires smarter development of professionals. The significant rewards that come with better educational outcomes show that getting this right is worth it.

How The Gender Gap Is Holding All Of Us Back

AP | GREG KELLER | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business

PARIS -- Governments looking to boost growth should focus on further narrowing the "gender gap" that continues to hold women back in education, employ...

Where To Find The Best Education Around The World

Posted 01.27.2013 | Education

The United States places 17th in the developed world for education, according to a global report by education firm Pearson. Finland and South Korea...

OECD's Dire Warning

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business

* OECD sees 2013 global growth of 2.9 pct, down from 3.4 pct * Euro zone seen facing two years of economic contraction *...

Our Work Begins on November 7th

Ivanley Noisette | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics
Ivanley Noisette

Although it does mark the end of long and grueling campaigns, the day after Election Day should not be perceived as the end, but rather, the beginning.

Aging Asia and That Competitiveness Thing

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

National and global competitiveness in the coming century is going to be based on a new x factor: the extent to which aging populations can be integrated into the heart of social and economic life.

America's Comparatively Low Tax Burden

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

The next time you hear politicians talk about America's enormous tax burden, just remember that America currently has one of the lowest rates of any wealthy country.

Governments May Actually Need To Help Boost Growth, Leaders Say

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business

* G20 deputies eye global economy with concern * Delegates say "currency wars" not big issue * Urge governments to do mo...

'Siri, How Can Aging Populations Drive Economic Success?'

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

In a year, the iPhone 5 will be the world's most expensive paper weight. But throughout the 21st century, the fate of aging populations will parallel -- and determine -- the fate of the rest of society.

Are You Smarter Than A 10th Grader? Take The Test

Posted 11.11.2012 | Education

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's 2012 Education at a Glance report released today is a trove of education indicators. B...

U.S. Students Lag, Struggle More Than Foreign Peers To Surpass Parents

Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2012 Education at a Glance report has found that while the U.S. boasts high education at...

Recession 'Taking Hold' In The Eurozone

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

PARIS (AP) — Europe's debt crisis is pushing the 17-country eurozone toward recession and dragging down the global economy, the Organization for Eco...

Hey Tom -- Competing With China Is Not the Point

Sam Chaltain | Posted 10.08.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Tom Friedman has a new column about education in which he almost makes an important point about the state of K-12 schooling in America, and what we can do to improve it.

Tax Evasion Watchdog: Crackdown Has Been 'A Revolution'

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

* Official queries $21-$32 trillion haven estimate * OECD has no "magic number" for offshore tax evasion * System too co...

The Big Business Of Cross-Border Crime

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business

VIENNA, July 16 (Reuters) - Turnover of cross-border organised crime is about $870 billion a year, more than six times the total of off...

Health Care Spending Slowing Down Around The World

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

By Kate Kelland LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) - Growth in health spending reversed a long-term trend of rapid increase and either slowed ...

These Countries Don't Overwork Their Employees

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

Searching for reasonable work hours? Try moving to Europe. Americans are over ten times more likely to work in excess of 50 hours per week than th...

Dan Froomkin

International Economic Group Warns Against Cutting Deficits | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report from an international economic organization makes a strong case that many of the Obama Administration's policies that Repub...

Can Russia Achieve Corporate Governance?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business
Georges Ugeux

While global standards have now been firmly established by the OECD for private companies, the undertaking to establish similar standards for state-owned enterprises is a work in progress.

The Future We Want: Demanding Social Justice and a New Distribution of Opportunity

Michel Sidibé | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Michel Sidibé

If the international community chooses to seize this moment to promote a new distribution of opportunity -- one that empowers people to challenge and overcome injustice -- we can unleash the potential of individuals and society as a whole to live in health, dignity and justice.

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Professionals Around the World

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Andreas Schleicher weighs in on what the US and other nations can learn from some of the high performing education systems that are doing this.