IMF warns central banks could lose deflation fight

IMF warns central banks could lose deflation fight

IMF warns central banks could lose deflation fight

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned Tuesday that central banks are struggling to beat back deflationary forces and that governments need to spend to help them succeed.

WHO declare Americas first measles-free region

WHO declare Americas first measles-free region

MIAMI (AFP) – Measles has been eradicated from the Americas after decades of vaccination efforts, the world s first region to rid itself of the highly contagious disease, global health

Dollar slightly higher after Clinton bests Trump in debate

Dollar slightly higher after Clinton bests Trump in debate

NEW YORK (AFP) – The US dollar earned a boost Tuesday after Hillary Clinton, who is favored by Wall Street, got the best of rival Donald Trump in the first

WADA made ‘mistakes’ with meldonium ban: Andy Murray

WADA made ‘mistakes’ with meldonium ban: Andy Murray

BEIJING (AFP) – British tennis star Andy Murray said Tuesday that the World Anti-Doping Agency made “mistakes” over how it handled the ban on the drug meldonium, allowing athletes to

Kardashian flees to NY after $10 mln Paris robbery

Kardashian flees to NY after $10 mln Paris robbery

NEW YORK (AFP) – Reality star Kim Kardashian jetted home to the United States on Monday to be comforted by husband Kanye West after she was tied up at gunpoint

Toyota unveils robot designed as synthetic baby companion

Toyota unveils robot designed as synthetic baby companion

(Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp on Monday unveiled a doe-eyed palm-sized robot, dubbed Kirobo Mini, designed as a synthetic baby companion in Japan, where plummeting birth rates have left many

You’re not alone in feeling alone: Why it’s so hard for adults to make friends

You’re not alone in feeling alone: Why it’s so hard for adults to make friends

Practically every light-hearted comedy or TV sitcom makes me feel like I should be drinking wine every night with my best friend while one of us tries on clothes from

To jam, or not to jam: Why Carlos Santana’s reasons for ignoring Israel boycott are dubious at best

To jam, or not to jam: Why Carlos Santana’s reasons for ignoring Israel boycott are dubious at best

Ever since the cultural boycott of Israel came onto the scene in 2006, a growing number of artists, musicians and writers have joined the struggle. Immediately after the initial call,

Bernie Sanders is no spoiler: He’s trying to cure the centrist complacency that’s plaguing the Democratic Party

Bernie Sanders is no spoiler: He’s trying to cure the centrist complacency that’s plaguing the Democratic Party

On Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders gave an online address to discuss the future of his campaign, the 2016 presidential election, and the so-called “political revolution” that he has been calling

How The Cure endures: This is how a band turns 40 with style

How The Cure endures: This is how a band turns 40 with style

When bands reach a milestone birthday, it’s an easy way to advertise concerts or give lapsed fans an excuse to attend a show. More than that, however, it’s a good

Neil Finn knows why “Don’t Dream It’s Over” feels “almost ridiculously pertinent” now: “Particularly with Donald Trump talking about building walls”

Neil Finn knows why “Don’t Dream It’s Over” feels “almost ridiculously pertinent” now: “Particularly with Donald Trump talking about building walls”

Neil Finn’s shapeshifting body of work is nearly impossible to summarize. He’s been part of two beloved, influential bands with deep catalogs: eclectic new wavers Split Enz and the ornate

Bill Maher to Stephen Colbert: “The police department cannot be revenge for high school”

Bill Maher to Stephen Colbert: “The police department cannot be revenge for high school”

On Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” Thursday night, “Real Time” host Bill Maher argued that, regarding the “police culture” in America, “There’s something wrong here that needs to be addressed.” “Obviously

A guide to the Philadelphia DNC that media won’t show you, from extreme poverty to police misconduct

A guide to the Philadelphia DNC that media won’t show you, from extreme poverty to police misconduct

Just like their Republican counterparts in Cleveland, the delegates to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia will be sequestered far away from the daily misery and despair that’s the experience of

Playboy playmate body-shames woman in gym shower, gets banned from all L.A. Fitness locations

Playboy playmate body-shames woman in gym shower, gets banned from all L.A. Fitness locations

Playboy playmate Dani Mathers was banned from all L.A. Fitness locations on Friday after she posted a Snapchat mocking another woman using the gym’s showers. Mathers captioned the snap, “If

Parenting as an expat: The Dutch taught me how to loosen up and give my kids some much-needed freedom

Parenting as an expat: The Dutch taught me how to loosen up and give my kids some much-needed freedom

Parenting as an expat in the Netherlands means surrounding your own children with some of the most confident, self-possessed and happy children in the world. On good days, I feel

Pottermore problems: Scholars and writers call foul on J.K. Rowling’s North American magic

Pottermore problems: Scholars and writers call foul on J.K. Rowling’s North American magic

A few months ago, when J.K. Rowling released “A History of Magic in North America” on the Pottermore website, Native critics, scholars, readers and writers voiced their concerns with her

Dance into the fire: A close look at Duran Duran’s low-key red-hot tour of the summer

Dance into the fire: A close look at Duran Duran’s low-key red-hot tour of the summer

By now, the summer touring season is in full swing. Although superstars such as Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are taking the season off, there’s no shortage of in-demand blockbuster

Obama’s GMO embarrassment: Why the new labeling bill just signed into law is a sham

Obama’s GMO embarrassment: Why the new labeling bill just signed into law is a sham

This article originally appeared on AlterNet. It is known as the DARK Act — Denying Americans the Right to Know. It was signed by President Obama last week in the

What was Jonah Hill snorting in “Wolf of Wall Street”? Prop masters share set secrets about fake drugs

What was Jonah Hill snorting in “Wolf of Wall Street”? Prop masters share set secrets about fake drugs

This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Jonah Hill recently recounted a tale of drug-inspired woe from his days on the set of the 2013 movie The Wolf of Wall Street.

There’s a tax loophole that only caters to rich investors, and one state wants to close it

There’s a tax loophole that only caters to rich investors, and one state wants to close it

This article originally appeared on Capital & Main. Leo Hindery Jr. remembers the call he got the night before he was to testify before Congress, in September of 2007, to