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US Women Edge Brazil in Dramatic World Cup Quarterfinal

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. women’s soccer team has staged a dramatic comeback to beat Brazil in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup in Germany, setting up a semifinal clash with France. After the two teams ended 90 minutes of regulation time in a 1-1 tie, Brazil scored early in extra time to lead by one goal […]

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UN Calls for Doubling Food Production

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations warns the world’s farmers will have to double the amount of food they produce to keep up with a rapidly growing population. The U.N.’s latest World Economic and Social Survey, released Tuesday, says global food production will need to jump by 70 to 100 percent by 2050 to feed an an anticipated […]

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Global Economy Facing Growing Dangers

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The International Monetary Fund warns recent trends in major economies are “not reassuring” and says chances are growing the global economy could stumble. The IMF’s World Economic Outlook released Friday says the global economy expanded at a rate of 4.3 percent for the first three months of the year. But it points to recent weakness […]

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IMF: World Economic Outlook ‘Not Reassuring’

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Monetary Fund says recent trends in the world’s major economies are “not reassuring,” and it warns there is a growing chance the global economy could stumble. The IMF’s World Economic Outlook, released Friday, says the global economy expanded at a rate of 4.3 percent for the first three months of the year. But […]

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Higher Food Prices Here to Stay

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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People around the world could soon see more dramatic increases in food prices. A report released Friday warns cereal prices could jump as much as 20 percent over the next decade, while prices for meat could increase by almost one-third. The findings are part of the latest outlook from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and […]

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IMF: World Economic Outlook ‘Not Reassuring’

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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The International Monetary Fund says recent trends in the world’s major economies are “not reassuring,” and it warns there is a growing chance the global economy could stumble. The IMF’s World Economic Outlook, released Friday, says the global economy expanded at a rate of 4.3 percent for the first three months of the year. But […]

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FIFA Announces 2014 World Cup Qualifying Opener

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup football finals in Brazil officially begins Wednesday in Malabar, Trinidad, with a match between Montserrat and Belize. Preliminary qualification rounds are being held in the North, Central American and Caribbean region and in the Asian Zone this month and next month. Teams are meeting in two-game playoffs to […]

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Clinton ‘Not Pursuing’ Top World Bank Job

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is denying reports that she is campaigning to be the next head of the World Bank. Secretary Clinton spoke Friday in Zambia, where she is attending a conference on U.S. trade preferences. Clinton told reporters that she is not pursuing the World Bank position. She said the United States […]

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