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Bacon Becomes The Latest Victim Of Skyrocketing U.S. Food Prices

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

Spiking food prices could mean that even some of the employed soon won't be able to bring home the bacon. The price of pork bellies, that part of t...

OECD: Globalization Has Made Economic Crises More Likely

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

Advances in communication, information, transportation and trading technology have helped web together nations into interconnected and interdependent ...

Three Questions to Get Your Government Relations Job Done -- and Get Ahead

Christopher Mondini | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business
Christopher Mondini

So you are still settling into your new role: Global Public Policy Director at a dynamic internet company -- a company intent on providing services to...

OECD: 'We Do Not Believe There Is A Return To A Recession'

Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

SEOUL - The world economy is slowing down due to a combination of factors such as the euro zone's debt problems and a weak U.S. housing sector, bu...

Global Food Prices Only Getting Higher This Decade: Report

Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

PARIS (Gus Trompiz) - World commodity prices will keep up their relentless push higher this decade compared to previous years, supported by burgeo...

The Global Search for Education: Australia on the Move

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.14.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Australia is on the Move! Professor Barry McGaw, Chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), has a brand new national curriculum to explain.

U.S. Only Developed Economy To Retain Growth Momentum: OECD

Posted 08.14.2011 | Business

Major economies, with the exception of the United States, are losing momentum as the outlook for growth worsens in European and developing countri...

Countries With The Best Work-Life Balance

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.04.2011 | Business

In times of economic uncertainty, personal lives can often be forgotten to the pressures of the workplace, knocking the work-life balance out of whack...

Krugman: In 'Rational World,' We'd Deal With Unemployment

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

Unemployment is a terrible scourge across much of the Western world. Almost 14 million Americans are jobless, and millions more are stuck with part-ti...

Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Angel Gurría | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business
Angel Gurría

We could be forgiven for wondering if we have learned anything over the past few years. We would deserve less forgiveness if we were unwittingly preparing the ground for the next slump and no one sounded the alarm.

U.S. Should Raise Interest Rates, OECD Says

Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa) - The Federal Reserve should begin to hike interest rates in coming months, the Organization for Economic ...

10 Countries With The Worst Income Inequality

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

Of all the effects of the economic crisis, perhaps one of the least visible, but most consequential has been the rising rate of income inequality arou...

For IMF Managing Director: Latin America's Opportunity

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 07.19.2011 | Business
Eric Farnsworth

The clamor from non-European nations is now for the new IMF managing director to be drawn from an emerging market nation. That's fine, so long as the person is selected for their competence.

How The U.S. Education System Looks To A Leading Expert Abroad

Justin Snider | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

OECD's Andreas Schleicher, an expert on educational systems around the world, discusses what he makes of the current push for reform in American public education.

Income Inequality Is Soaring Globally -- Even In Sweden

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

Widening income inequality has been a thorn in America's side for some time now. Turns out, other countries in the developed world aren't exempt from ...

10 Countries Where Unemployment Has Soared

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.30.2011 | Business

Since the financial crisis first pulled the world into the Great Recession, unemployment has become a global problem. A new report released by the...

OECD: Tax Hike In Japan Will Help Economy During Recovery

AP | By JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- Japan should as much as quadruple its sales tax rate to deal with a crushing deficit that's bound to grow as it spends on reconstruction from...

IMF Nations Discuss 'Significant Risks' Of Rising Global Food Prices

Posted 06.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lesley Wroughton and Isabel Versiani) - International Monetary Fund member countries sought to bridge sharp differences over the global ...

Mexicans Work More Than Any Other OECD Nation

Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

Mexicans work the longest days and Belgians the shortest, according to a study of 29 industrialized countries released by the Organization for Eco...

INFLATION: Prices Rise At Fastest Level Since Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business

Inflation is back, and it's not limited to America. Prices in developed countries are rising at the highest rate since the financial crisis first ...

Lessons From Finland: Teachers And Unions In The World's Best Education System

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

On March 16, I sat down with Finland's Minister of Education, Ms. Henna Virkkunen, for a discussion of the Finnish educational system -- and what less...

Japan Could Avoid An Economic Meltdown By Pulling Together

Reuters | Alan Wheatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO (Reuters) - In these dark hours, Japan would do well to heed former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's memorable maxim that you never...

Waking Up to the Need for Education Reform

Amb. Karen Kornbluh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Amb. Karen Kornbluh

Today's Sputnik challenge isn't one that scientists can address in a laboratory; parents, teachers, principals and community leaders all need information so they can do their part.

Moving Forward or Chasing Our Own Tail?

Sean Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sean Slade

Shouldn't we be more geared toward discovering what we want our education system to do in the broadest sense than myopically focused on where we rank?

Food Crisis May Not Be As Bad As '08 -- Thanks To Rice

Bloomberg | Rudy Ruitenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A global food crisis on the scale of what happened three years ago isn't recurring because a jump in the cost of rice, a staple for half the world, ha...