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After long hiatus, Rio's ballet dancers return to the stage

Rio De Janeiro - Ballet is a world conjuring images of luxury and entertainment, a preserve for the cultured, the elite. That may be true in many cases.

IMF says Venezuela to see 1 mn percent inflation by year-end

Washington - Amid the financial and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, the country is expected to see hyperinflation reach epic proportions: a million percent a year by the end of 2018, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.

Maduro asks for UN help on Venezuela medicine shortage

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro said Friday he had asked the United Nations to help address severe shortages of medicine in Venezuela, a rare acknowledgement of the crisis-hit country's desperate situation.

Millions of Latin Americans could fall back into poverty: UN

Panama - A third of Latin Americans who have risen out of poverty over the past 15 years could fall back into it due to the region's recession, a UN report showed Tuesday.

Op-Ed: U.S. economic slowdown ahead

Officially joining the 0 percent bond club, the U.S. Treasury sold a new government security on Monday containing a three-month maturity and a yield of zero for the first time on record.

Zimbabwe's new exchange rate: $5 for 175 quadrillion local ones

Zimbabwe has announced it will be phasing out its own local currency in favour of the US dollar. The Zimbabwean dollar has been subject to hyperinflation of up to 500,000,000,000 percent so that locals will get $5 USD for 175 quadrillion local dollars.

Bikers gunned down in Venezuela for spare bike parts

Caracas - Venezuela has been hit hard by a severe recession. The socialist-led country is now running low on motorcycle parts, and the best way to get replacements is to stop a biker and just steal his bike. Refusal to hand the bike over means death.

Embattled Ukraine fights for debt deal on financial front

Kiev - As government troops face off against pro-Russian separatists, Ukraine is also manoeuvring on the financial front, scrambling to stave off disaster by renegotiating its foreign debts.

European car sales rise in 2014, ending six-year slump

According to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) car sales in the European Union rose in 2014. Sales have been up for the first time in six years.

Op-Ed: Twenty-five years later, 'Roger & Me' still pulls no punches

A quarter of a century ago this week, Michael Moore's “Roger & Me” unleashed itself upon the general movie-going public in North America and showed us all what a documentary could be: hilarious, angry, muckraking, irresistibly entertaining.

Economic crisis pulls 2.6 mn children below poverty line: UNICEF

Geneva - At least 2.6 million children have fallen below the poverty line in the world's richest nations since the economic crisis struck in 2008, UNICEF said in a hard-hitting report Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Save or spend? The recovery dilemma

London - Over the last few years we've all been faced with a financial dilemma: save or spend? There's widespread awareness that debt caused the financial crash and if we don’t change our ways we could well be condemned to a life of poverty.

Study: Recession caused more than 10,000 suicides

A study taking in data from all over the developed world says that the economic recession may have led to more than 10,000 people taking their own lives across more than 24 countries.

Op-Ed: Only $ will solve VA hospital problems

Washington - There is no issue in the United States where hypocrisy plays as big a role as the failure to care for wounded and ill veterans. It's a job for triage.

Barry G Hartman on why Warren Buffett is the financial fireman Commissioned

As the stock market took a free fall in 2008, Goldman Sachs knew they needed help. They had to boost capital and build up confidence as their shares plummeted. They called upon the Oracle of Omaha, also known as Warren Buffett, for a hand.

UK manufacturing, industrial output and construction stagnates

British manufacturing, industrial output and construction have fallen sharply in the UK, putting on hold any sign of the country coming out of an economic slump any time soon.

Blackberry to cut 4,500 jobs

In an attempt to address considerable financial losses, Blackberry has announced it is planning to cut 4,500 jobs, equal to 40 percent of its worldwide workforce.

Op-Ed: Interest rates should be determined by market, not central banks

Washington - Since the collapse of the United States economy at the height of the Great Recession in 2007 and 2008, consumers and governments have given interest rates a bad reputation. Is it wrong to blame them?

New study show recession linked to maternal misbehavior

The recession has negatively impacted society in a number of ways; increased unemployment, smaller paychecks, and high levels of insecurity. Now we can add another thing to the list: episodes of maternal misbehavior.

Mentally ill people 'hit hard by recession'

The economic recession across Europe has had a major impact on people who suffer from mental health issues, according to research from King's College London.

Croatia joins the EU amidst economic recession and unemployment

Zagreb - As the country endures its fifth year of recession and record unemployment of 21%, Croatia will be officially recognized as the latest, brand-new EU member as at midnight on Sunday.

US: Fears of deep economic recession as fiscal austerity looms

Washington - Liberal analysts are warning that a deep recession could follow implementation of spending cuts and that the experience of Europe points to the significance of government spending in a weak economy.

The state of British retail: 1 in 10 shops empty

As an indication of the state of the economy the British high street is at one of its lowest ever levels, with one in ten shops and retail units standing empty.

Spain vows to stop eviction of neediest after suicides

On Monday, Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos vowed that no needy family would have to go homeless over mortgage arrears.

Op-Ed: Recession leads to steep decline in Canadian quality of life

Waterloo - The Canadian Well-being index shows that since the onset of the recession between 2008 and 2010, the quality of life deteroriated by 24%. Canada's GDP, in contrast, declined by only 8.3% during the same period.

Europe closer to recession as GDP declines in second quarter

Brussels - The EU Statistical Office, Eurostat, reports that in the second quarter of this year GDP shrank 0.2% compared to the previous quarters. The decline was both in the Eurozone and the 27 member European union.

Major loss for drug company Orexigen

New York - The drug company Orexigen Therapeutics, which specializes in anti-obesity drugs, saw a further profits loss as it declared its second-quarter results.

Minimum standard of living beyond majority

Increasing numbers of British people have insufficient income to meet minimum requirements to participate in society, claims new study.

Spain slips back into recession

On Monday April 23, the Bank of Spain, confirmed that the country had slipped into recession for the second time in two years, with estimates that GDP fell 0.4 percent in the first quarter of 2012.

America's apartment shortage: Why there isn't enough to go around

If you've been apartment hunting in the last few months in the U.S., you've probably noticed that many apartments seem overpriced. And with good reason: America is currently experiencing something of an apartment shortage.
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This beautiful landscape is the better side of Pocatello's offerings in terms of natural beauty, reflecting the hope and the quality that people of the town cherish.
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Eastern Oregon University is located in La Grande, Oregon a small town in the eastern section of the state, where professors and others are unable to move because of the economy, exacerbating political and social conflicts.
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The campaign asked homeless people to write down something about themselves that people wouldn't know by just walking past them.
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A "help wanted" ad in a newspaper
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A map showing some areas of the world that were damaged by the recession.
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Standard & Poor's Headquarters in Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York (55 Water Street)
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