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Money Keeps Moving Toward Somalia, Sometimes In Suitcases

Some financial companies in the U.S. resort to carrying cash on airplanes to keep remittances flowing to needy Somalis.

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Senate Democrats Deal Setback to Obama’s Pacific Trade Plan

Effort to ‘fast track’ trade pact fails to clear important hurdle.

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Mexico's Free Press Heroine Gets Her Day in Court

The firing of crusading Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui has become the latest cause for free press activists. But is her salacious story as straightforward as it seems?

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“Whitenicious” and “Fair and White”: The Demise of Skin Whiteners in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast is following in the footsteps of some other African countries, banning dangerous products that lighten skin. Despite these product's popularity, there is a growing movement against the skin bleaching industry.

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Narendra Modi Is Bad for Big Business

And that's a good thing -- particularly when India’s top CEOs are getting mad at him.

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The Short Life and Speedy Death of Russia’s Silicon Valley

In 2009, Moscow unveiled an ambitious plan to build a world-class technology incubator. Then corruption, brain drain, and Putin killed it.

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Is a Strong Ruble Enough to Save Russia's Faltering Economy?

Russia’s currency had a record-breaking April, but good news for the broader Russian economy will be harder to find.

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The Arab Battle for U.S. Skies

America’s biggest airlines say the luxury carriers of the oil-rich Persian Gulf aren't playing fair. But are Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways subsidized -- or just smarter?

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