Jul 10, 2014

Europe tightens curbs on organ trafficking

The Council of Europe adopted a new international convention on Wednesday making organ trafficking a criminal offense, giving the police greater scope to hunt mafia groups involved in cross-border trade. The new convention calls on governments to make it illegal for donors to be ...

Income gap widens as jobs dry up

Jun 16, 2014

Income gap widens as jobs dry up

In August 2008, factory workers David and Barbara Ludwig both treated themselves to new cars. With David making $22 an hour and Barbara $19, they could easily afford the payments. A month later, Baldwin Hardware, a unit of Stanley Black & Decker Corp., announced ...

Hateful gossip in Beijing targets the entitled: media

Jun 11, 2014

Hateful gossip in Beijing targets the entitled: media

A majority of “rumors” swirling in Beijing target government officials and the rich, state-run media said on Wednesday, underscoring popular resentment at society’s “haves” amidst deepening inequality in China. “About 64 percent of the rumor samples in the research involved hatred of officials, 58 ...

Soccer's crown jewel can't hide Brazil tensions

May 25, 2014

Soccer's crown jewel can't hide Brazil tensions

by David Goldblatt

Brazil, by both area and population, is the fifth-largest nation on Earth. Its economy is perhaps the sixth- or seventh-largest and will soon surpass those of France and Britain. Yet this great state has barely registered its presence globally. In the complex flux of ...

| May 24, 2014

Business as usual in Thailand

Many of the wealthy Thais who come to investment manager Charles Blocker have a question for the generals who seized control of the country in a military coup last week: What took you so long? After months of turmoil and government paralysis, the rich ...

Britain's richest wealthier than ever, study finds

May 18, 2014

Britain's richest wealthier than ever, study finds

Britain’s wealthiest people are richer than they have ever been, with a combined fortune of £518.9 billion ($874 billion) — equivalent to a third of the nation’s gross domestic product, according to an annual study. The Sunday Times Rich List for 2014 shows that ...

Dr. Dre to top hip-hop's rich list

| May 10, 2014

Dr. Dre to top hip-hop's rich list

It is a long way from the rough streets of South Los Angeles to becoming the world’s richest hip-hop star. But that is the path set to be taken by Andre Young, better known as Dr. Dre, helped by some very cool headphones. The ...

Teen paralyzed in 'affluenza' case to receive millions

May 7, 2014

Teen paralyzed in 'affluenza' case to receive millions

The family of a Texas teenager who killed four people in a drunken-driving wreck has agreed to pay more than $2 million to the family of a boy who was paralyzed in the accident, according to court documents detailing the first approved settlement in ...