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Sinking economy sidelines environmental priorities

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Sinking economy sidelines environmental priorities

A recent poll shows that economic concerns have taken priority above the environment, a response to the economic crisis being faced around the globe.

Posted: February 6, 2009 13:17   Comments: 2
Iceland in upheaval as banks and government implode

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Iceland in upheaval as banks and government implode

Following the collapse of the country's banking system, the departure of its coalition government and the arrival of a new prime minister, bloggers in Iceland share their perspectives on the economic and political transitions.

Posted: February 4, 2009 16:48   Comments: 1
Obama’s “Buy American” rule provokes trading partners

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Obama’s “Buy American” rule provokes trading partners

Jeffrey Garten of Yale University discusses stimulus packages around the world and global reactions to "buy American" provisions in President Barack Obama's proposed stimulus plan.

Posted: February 4, 2009 16:04   Comments: 2
Q&A: Ask your questions about Iceland’s collapse

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Q&A: Ask your questions about Iceland’s collapse

After its coalition government recently collapsed, Iceland was called "the first political casualty of the global credit crisis." What went wrong in Iceland, and is it a cautionary tale for the wider world? Ask your questions for Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show.

Posted: February 4, 2009 12:52   Comments: 0
Tune in: Online radio show on reverse brain drain

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Tune in: Online radio show on reverse brain drain

Does the U.S. risk falling behind as skilled immigrants and foreign students return to work in their home countries? Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explores the economic, political and social forces driving reverse brain drain. Listen now.

Posted: February 3, 2009 20:38   Comments: 5
China and West Africa beckon talented minds home

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China and West Africa beckon talented minds home

How is reverse brain drain changing the global landscape? Listen to extended interviews with Hanson Li of a China-based investment bank that recruits in the U.S. and Yeniva Sisay, who grew up in the U.S. but returned to her parents' home of Sierra Leone.

Posted: February 3, 2009 16:23   Comments: 2
Anti-Americanism fades and business booms in Nicaragua

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Anti-Americanism fades and business booms in Nicaragua

Some Americans might not associate business with Nicaragua at all, as Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega first came to power a generation ago with a militant anti-American message. But times change, and Nicaragua is now promoting itself as a business-friendly country.

Posted: February 3, 2009 11:05   Comments: 2
Competing global forums tackle the economy

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Competing global forums tackle the economy

As several nations gather in Davos, Switzerland, for the 2009 World Economic Forum, others are meeting in Brazil for the World Social Forum. Both forums will focus on the global economy, though the Davos conference centers around policy and the Brazil meeting looks at social need.

Posted: January 30, 2009 11:23   Comments: 2
Home countries lure skilled immigrants away from U.S.

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Home countries lure skilled immigrants away from U.S.

Though the U.S. has often been called the "land of opportunity," the country is losing some of its top minds to companies overseas. In a phenomenon known as reverse brain drain, highly skilled immigrants to the U.S. are returning to their home countries.

Posted: January 29, 2009 17:15   Comments: 0
Q&A: Reverse brain drain and the U.S. economy

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Q&A: Reverse brain drain and the U.S. economy

Does the U.S. risk falling behind as its skilled immigrants and foreign students return to work in their home countries? Next Tuesday, Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show will explore the economic, political and social forces driving reverse brain drain. Ask your questions now.

Posted: January 29, 2009 17:13   Comments: 0
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