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Lebanese Media Flop in Energy Sector Coverage

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.22.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Old habits die hard and Lebanon's media choose the easy route to report on the vitally important, yet misunderstood, energy sector. "Will internation...

Think NYC Is Expensive? Try Living Here

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business

Hey New Yorkers, think your life is expensive? Take some solace in knowing it could be much, much worse. The city's cost of living is less than at ...

New York Is The World's Most Competitive City. Which Others Made The List?

Posted 11.18.2013 | Business

Those of us who live in New York City already have a certain sense of pride about it, and now we have one more thing to be proud of: "Hot Spots 2025: ...

Protesters Focus On Peru's Political Establishment

William Lee | Posted 10.02.2013 | World
William Lee

Rather than being focused on local issues, such as the impact of large-scale mining, the protests have expressed a broad frustration with Peru's political establishment. In this way, they mirror recent protests in Brazil.

LOOK: The Most Democratic Countries In The World

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 03.21.2013 | World

While some of the most oppressive parts of the world have made significant gains in democracy in the past year, the overall pace of democratic change ...

Are Lebanese J-schools graduating functional illiterates?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.07.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

This is a summary of a commentary that appeared in the third issue of Middle East Media Educator. I'm disheartened, but not surprised, by comments f...

And The Most Expensive City In The Americas Is...

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Caracas, Venezuela is the most expensive city in the Americas and the 9th-most expensive in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. ...

EIU Global Forecast: On Course for a Mid-year Recovery

Kevin Dunning | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Kevin Dunning

Congress was able to avoid the "fiscal cliff" -- a sharp fiscal consolidation at the start of 2013, which threatened to push the economy back into recession. Nonetheless, taxes are set to rise on workers (a temporary payroll tax cut was not extended) and high incomes will be taxed more heavily.

NRA Response to New Jersey Shooting of 3 Police Officers: More Guns?

Michael Shank | Posted 12.28.2012 | Crime
Michael Shank

How would the NRA, who suggested after the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut that we provide armed guards in every school across America, at a cost of nearly $8 billion per year, respond to New Jersey's shooting?

What to Expect From a New Chávez Term

Federico Barriga | Posted 12.08.2012 | World
Federico Barriga

Mr. Chávez was quick to emphasize his centrist position during his victory speech. But does this mean that we are likely to see a more moderate Chavismo in the next few years?

Jobs Report: A Wider Perspective

Steven Leslie | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Steven Leslie

The arcane details of this key indicator help keep financial analysts employed and enliven discussion on cable business channels. But one key to reading the jobs report is to step back and take a bit of perspective.

D.C. Ranks As Best American City, Not So Great Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.06.2012 | DC

Of course we already knew D.C. was at least the fourteenth best place to live in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked Washington D...

The Old-Fashioned Secret To Networking

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business

In a world where business partners, thousands of miles apart, can chat via Skype, exchange data through email and virtually sign important documents, ...

The World's Most Competitive City Is...

Posted 03.13.2012 | World

The most competitive city in the world? Yes. You guessed it right. No city in the world is better able to attract investors, capital, talent or touris...

Multinational Firms Placing Less Importance On Chinese Economy

Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

Multinational companies operating in China are placing less importance on the world's second-biggest economy amid rising local competition and con...

The World's Worst City To Live In Is ...

AP | ANGUS SHAW | Posted 11.01.2011 | World

By Angus Shaw -- The Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe — A top research group on Thursday rated Zimbabwe's capital as the worst of 140 world citi...

The Greenest Cities In The U.S. And Canada

Posted 09.07.2011 | Green

A recent study sought to find the greenest city in the U.S. and Canada. The study was commissioned by Siemens and conducted by an independent research...

The World's Least Liveable Cities

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Harare residents may have the most challenging lifestyles on the planet, as the Zimbabwean capital ranked dead last among the new survey of the world'...

The World's Most Liveable Cities

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Based on a combination of environment, health care, culture and infrastructure, Vancouver topped the list of the world's most liveable cities for the ...

PHOTOS: The Countries With BEST Economic Opportunities For Women

The Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The United States is well behind other advanced economies in creating economic opportunities for women, according to a new ranking by theThe Economist...

World's Most Livable Cities: 2010 Economist Intelligence Unit Rankings (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In case the Olympics weren't drawing enough attention to city of Vancouver, this year's Economist Intelligence Unit's list of the world's most livable...

French Delights Overshadow Economic Slump, Uncertainty

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

France may be in a slump, with a hyper-kinetic president intent on structural reforms to counter mounting deficits, but it remains the number one international destination for visitors offering more delights than can be fathomed on a 20-day visit.