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Nepal, Earthquake, World News, Recovery, Search Effort, Natural Disaster

Aftershocks Keep Nepalese On Edge, But Rescue Provides Glint Of Hope

Rescue operations and community rebuilding in Nepal are on edge as aftershocks rumble the devasted area.

April 30, 2015
Nepal, Earthquake, World News, Recovery, Search Effort, Natural Disaster

Search Efforts Continue As Death Toll For Nepal’s Earthquake Tops 4,600

Notes from the recovery effort following the earthquake in Nepal.

April 29, 2015

U.S Economy Grew At Robust 4.2 Percent Pace In Second Quarter

Washington (AFP) – The U.S. Commerce Department raised its estimate for U.S. economic growth to 4.2 percent Thursday, confirming the solid rebound from the first quarter’s steep contraction. The department said a fuller set of data showed a higher level of fixed investment by companies and the government, contributing to the 0.2 point upward revision […]

August 28, 2014

Shifting Global Economy Requires New Approach To Education

Watching a graduation awards program at a parochial high school last week, I smiled with the soon-to-be grads, most of whom seemed giddy with anticipation at the next phase of their lives. It’s the season for those rituals — the ceremonies, the parties, the congratulatory toasts. The program that I attended involved sons and daughters […]

May 17, 2014

U.S. Economy Slows To A Near-Stall In First Quarter

Washington (AFP) – The U.S. economy ground almost to a halt in the first three months of the year amid severe winter weather, official data showed Wednesday. Gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 0.1 percent after hitting a 2.6 percent pace in the 2013 fourth quarter, the Commerce Department said. While analysts […]

April 30, 2014

British Economic Recovery Picks Up Speed

London (AFP) – Britain’s economic recovery picked up further speed in the first quarter, official data showed on Tuesday, boosting the coalition government one year before the country’s next general election. The economy has expanded for five successive quarters, but has struggled to return to the levels of output witnessed before the 2008 global financial […]

April 29, 2014

Education May Help Recovery From Brain Injury, Study Concludes

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Having spent more years in the classroom is a powerful aid to recovery following a moderate to severe brain trauma, a new study finds. Researchers have long known that cognitive reserve — a level of mental engagement that may come from reading books, staying mentally and socially active and pursuing […]

April 25, 2014

‘Solid Upturn’ In German Economy, But Ukraine Clouds Outlook

Frankfurt (AFP) – The German economy, Europe’s biggest, is currently in the middle of a “solid upturn”, the government said Tuesday, even if concerns about the fallout from Ukraine are souring investor confidence. German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that economic growth “is on a broad and stable footing,” as he predicted that gross domestic […]

April 15, 2014

Can Obama — and Democrats — Recover From This Raw Deal?

Within hours after President Obama and Congressional Democratic leaders finally pushed through a debt-ceiling agreement with the Republicans, they were disowning their own deal. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi voted for the bill but refused to “whip” the restive progressives in her caucus to do so. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid remarked that voters would […]

August 2, 2011