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A True Tree of Life: The Seeds From This Magical Plant Can Clean Water

  The Himalayan Moringa tree can clean drinking water while providing food, fuel, and fertilizer.   A woman and her [...]

The $650 Billion Global Housing Gap

By Douglas A. McIntyre, 247WallSt, Affordable housing must be a key to a stable economy and the foundation of a [...]

Cross-Border Data Flows, the Internet and What it Means for U.S. and EU Trade and Investment

By Joshua Meltzer, Brooking Institute, The most globally significant bilateral trade and investment relationship is between the U.S. and the [...]

Oil Prices Continue to Define Geopolitics

From Stratfor, Geopolitical diary, Editor’s Note: Oil prices dropped steeply Oct. 14, with crude oil futures falling 4.6 percent to [...]

These maps reveal how long you probably have to live

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, This series of maps shows how long you’ll probably live, depending on where you live. [...]

Market Valuation, Inflation and Treasury Yields: Clues from the Past

By Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives, My monthly market valuation updates have long had the same conclusion: US stock indexes are [...]

Emerging from the Global Competitiveness Ranks

By Mark Mobius, Franklin Templeton Blog, The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently released its annual “Global Competitiveness Report,” which details [...]

Climate Progress Starts with Changing What We Wear

By David Dietz, Modavanti, From Huffington Post, Several friends and I stood in awe as we watched Sunday’s climate change [...]

These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live

Does this tell us where the next revolution will take place? What can the median age of a country tell [...]

Why Trade Matters in Four Maps

“Strengthening America’s economic security by cementing its economic alliances is not simply an option, but an imperative,” writes Miriam Sapiro in a [...]

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