Jan 15, 2016

Japan's national wealth up for second straight year in 2014

Japan’s national wealth at the end of 2014 totaled ¥3.11 quadrillion, up 2.0 percent from the year before and increasing for the second straight year, the Cabinet Office said Friday. The growth in national wealth, or net assets owned by the country’s central and ...

Dec 20, 2015

Son of Canadian beer magnate found guilty of killing father

Dennis Oland, the son of a wealthy Canadian brewer, was found guilty on Saturday of murdering his father following a long and sensational trial in the eastern province of New Brunswick. Oland, 47, had been accused of the second-degree murder of his father, Richard ...

City land grab sowing seeds of China's next property boom

Dec 7, 2015

City land grab sowing seeds of China's next property boom

In the Chaoyang district of northeast Beijing, a nondescript wall covered in patriotic posters protects one of the city’s most valuable treasures: a dirt field containing nothing but a few scattered trees. Last month the block sold for 3.3 billion yuan ($515 million), according ...

Dec 2, 2015

World's richest 10 percent produce 50 percent of CO2: Oxfam

The richest 10 percent of people produce half of Earth’s climate-harming fossil-fuel emissions, while the poorest half contribute a mere 10 percent, British charity Oxfam said in a study released Wednesday. Oxfam published the numbers as negotiators from 195 countries met in Paris to ...

New dad Zuckerberg to give away Facebook fortune

Dec 2, 2015

New dad Zuckerberg to give away Facebook fortune

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday that he has become a father, simultaneously pledging to give away nearly all his fortune to make the world a “better place” for baby daughter Maxima and others. In a letter to Maxima posted on his Facebook page, ...