Economy & Business

President Donald Trump smiles during a luncheon with members of the United Nations Security Council in the Cabinet Room.
President seeks to triumph in next year's US presidential election by stressing his economic record, traditionally a significant factor for voters
Steve Herman
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:55
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testifies during a House Agriculture Committee…
Supporters say changes will save US billions of dollars, critics say government is weakening an important safety net
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Thu, 12/05/2019 - 19:47
A TV correspondent reports in front of Halkbank headquarters in Atasehir, in the Asian part of Istanbul, Dec. 17, 2013.
Future of Halkbank is increasingly entwined with strained US-Turkish relations as sanctions loom and legal woes grow 
Dorian Jones
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 17:54
A family looks for fruit as hunger grows to emergency levels in some areas, in Goromonzi district, Zimbabwe, Dec. 5, 2019. (Columbus Mavhunga/VOA)
Economic collapse and recurring droughts in the country — once the breadbasket of southern Africa — have left 5.5 million people without enough to eat
Columbus Mavhunga
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 17:46
Eritrean refugees sew cloth during a training in Hitsats refugee camp during the visit of the Crown Prince of Norway, Haakon…
Ethiopia was praised for giving 700,000 registered refugees and asylum-seekers the right to live outside camps, but implementation of a Refugee Proclamation conferring such things as the right to work and open bank accounts has lagged
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Thu, 12/05/2019 - 15:34
Sure, e-commerce is picking up steam, but that's a small part of the story
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Thu, 12/05/2019 - 15:28
Arnold Zar-Kessler, left, listens to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., as she speaks at a campaign…
Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar is rolling out a plan to help Americans succeed in a changing economy
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Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:13