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Mongolia vs. eBay

How countries stack up against global corporations.

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Inside Power, Inc.

Taking stock of Big Business vs. Big Government.

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Boomtown 2025: A Special Report

By 2025, 136 new cities -- all from the developing world -- will take their place among the world's leading urban centers. But these new engines of global economic growth hold some surprises.

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A Tale of Two Armies

Standing up the Afghan and Iraqi forces so America's can stand down.

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Unemployment: Just How Bad Is It?

For American job seekers, it's the autumn of their discontent. Unfortunately, they have some worldwide company. Here's FP's guided tour of the grim numbers.

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Megacities

FP's guide to the coming urban age.

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The Pirate Den

Inside the modern business of wreaking havoc on the high seas.

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The Almanac of Al Qaeda

FP's definitive guide to what's left of the terrorist group.

SOURCES: World Bank staff estimates; Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra, and Ani Silwal, “Migration and Remittances Brief,” World Bank (November 2009); Pablo Acosta, Pablo Fajnzylber, and J. Humberto Lopez, “Remittances and Household Behavior: Evidence for Latin America,” Remittances and Development: Lessons from Latin America (Washington: World Bank, 2008). IMAGES: Chris Hondros/Getty Images; ISTOCKPHOTO.COM
SOURCES: World Bank staff estimates; Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra, and Ani Silwal, “Migration and Remittances Brief,” World Bank (November 2009); Pablo Acosta, Pablo Fajnzylber, and J. Humberto Lopez, “Remittances and Household Behavior: Evidence for Latin America,” Remittances and Development: Lessons from Latin America (Washington: World Bank, 2008). IMAGES: Chris Hondros/Getty Images; ISTOCKPHOTO.COM

Big Senders

People all over the world are still traveling to other countries to find work, only the job opportunities aren't where they used to be.

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Prime Numbers: Labor Pains

FP's new feature looks into the global labor market.

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Two Cheers From the Islamic World

A shaky consensus: the U.S. and the Muslim world.

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Boomtown 2025: A Special Report

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