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The Somaly Mam Story: What We Still Know About Sex Trafficking

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

When trust is breached, those even slightly involved with the targeted fabricator panic and recoil. The fight or flight response kicks in: Does one stay silent and hide; or support and defend?

New York's Sexiest Neighborhood

Greg Jacobs | Posted 08.31.2013 | New York
Greg Jacobs

Whether you're staying at The Bowery or Standard East Village, searching for your next multi-million dollar residential property, or feel like shoppin...

Why We Should Listen to Men Who Buy Sex

Rachel Durchslag | Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago
Rachel Durchslag

Men who buy sex (often called johns) have remained largely silent in the public discourse about sex trafficking and prostitution. But it turns out that many of them do want to share their stories, at least with other johns.

How The Super-Rich Are Suffering From Europe's Economic Crisis

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2012 | Business

* Global luxury house prices fell 0.4 pct in Q1 2012 * First quarterly price fall since 2009 LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) - ...

I'll Raise You a Santa Claus

Marvin Meadors | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

So Democrats may have to come up with a new narrative. They can not flourish by promising to be the party that raises taxes and makes cuts to popular programs, even if they succeed in inheriting the Republican's former mantle as the party of fiscal responsibility.

U.S. Service Sector Gaining Steam

AP | By DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. service companies grew at the fastest pace in 11 months in January as companies started hiring to keep up with rising demand. The ...

IMF Head Lagarde: Global Economy At Risk Of 'Lost Decade'

AP | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

BEIJING -- The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday the global economy faces the risk of a "lost decade" of little or no growth an...

Best Buy Profits Fall On Weak TV, Video Game Demand

Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

Best Buy Co Inc reported on Tuesday a lower quarterly profit on weak demand for televisions and video game products. The world's largest consum...

The Long-Term Consequences Of A Slow Global Economy

The Economist | Editors | Posted 11.11.2011 | Business

A little geographical imagination helps to convey the scale of joblessness in the West. If the 44m people who are unemployed in the mainly rich member...

Can America Self-Correct?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Since the 2000s, the U.S. economy simply hasn't been creating enough demand to absorb productivity's growth. Are we capable of self-correction? A system that cannot self-correct is a system in decline.

Time For A Double Dip?

The Economist | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

THIS ought to have been a good week for the American economy. The country’s leaders at last ended a ludicrously irresponsible bout of fiscal brinkma...

White House: Economy Not In Danger Of Double-Dip Recession

Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Alister Bull and David Morgan) - The White House said on Wednesday it does not believe the economy is in danger of a double-dip recess...

Consumer Spending Falls For First Time In Nearly Two Years

Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Lucia Mutikani) - Consumer spending unexpectedly fell in June to post the first decline in nearly two years as incomes barely rose, a ...

Is Your Business Ready For A Double-Dip Recession?

Andrea Sittig-Rolf | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business
Andrea Sittig-Rolf

Try these tips and be ready for a double dip recession, or thrive if it doesn't happen.

China's Trade Surplus Suffers Due To More Imports, Lower Demand

Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Kevin Yao and Zhou Xin) - China posted a smaller-than-expected trade surplus in May of $13.1 billion because of soaring imports and weake...

Actually, "The Rich" Don't "Create Jobs," We Do

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Do we really depend on "the rich" to "create" jobs? Or do jobs get created when they fill a need?

Libya -- Oil, Water, Gold Are the Real Issues

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The oil price has skyrocketed over the past few months and the finger often points to Libya and claims of supply disruptions have dominated the press. However, are these claims grounded in fact or are we watching yet another sentiment driven bubble?

The 'Surprises' of the Japanese Crisis and the Investment Lessons to Learn

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Surprise consequences to the earthquake in Japan have revealed significant weaknesses in both the worlds of politics and business and from an investment point of view, there are lessons we can learn.

Japan's Energy Crisis Curbs Rising Oil Prices

New York Times | CLIFFORD KRAUSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HOUSTON -- The recent economic jolt to Japan's economy, by lowering energy demand, has at least temporarily offset some of the Libyan uprising's impac...

How 'Collaborative Consumption' Is Transforming Startups

MIT Entrepreneurship Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
MIT Entrepreneurship Review

Collaborative consumption market places are everywhere: media, car rental, lodging, staffing, textbooks, apparel, custom graphic design and even finance.

In Education, Basic Demands Are Being Ignored

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

For the last 30 minutes or so, I have been listening to a father talk about his two young children, ages 7 and 10.

Businesses Do Not Create Jobs

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Businesses do not create jobs. In fact, the way our economy is structured the incentive is for businesses to get rid of as many jobs as they can. Demand creates jobs.

It's The Lack Of Demand, Stupid!

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

In the 1992 campaign the Clinton War Room had a famous sign that read, "It's the economy, stupid!" This meant that the central theme of the campaign...

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise?

Andrew L. Yarrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew L. Yarrow

How did two proud symbols of American greatness from the late 19th to the late 20th centuries become emblematic of deep social and economic problems and the nation's slide from global pre-eminence?

Hard Times: Chrysler To Slash Up To 15 Percent Of Workforce

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Chrysler LLC said Thursday it plans to cut up to 12,000 jobs, or up to 15 percent of its workforce, as part of an effort to slash costs and match slow...