IMF boosts growth forecast for US, cites Trump impact
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump's policies should boost economic growth, particularly in 2018. But officials warned that if Trump's protectionist trade proposals set off a trade war, that could be "quite destructive" for the global economy....
IMF raises China growth forecast but warns on debt
BEIJING (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its growth forecast for China but warned that rising debt which has prompted concern about the country's finances increases the risk of a sharper slowdown....
Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday....
Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans
LONDON (AP) -- The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with one European and one Mexican in the mix. Several have pledged to give it all to charity....
The Latest: Shakira calls for more early childhood education
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- The latest on the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in the Swiss ski resort of Davos (all times local):...
UK's May signals EU clean break: no 'half-in, half-out'
LONDON (AP) -- Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain "half-in, half-out," Prime Minister Theresa May will say Tuesday, disappointing businesses and voters who want the country to stay in the bloc's single market....
As robots take jobs, Europeans mull free money for all
PARIS (AP) -- I am, therefore I'm paid....
Liz Weston: Retirement advice from retired financial experts
Most retirement advice has a flaw: It's being given by people who haven't yet retired....
U.S. Department of Education gave failing grades to 800 for-profit colleges, 9 in Western Pennsylvania, for not meeting new federal debt-to earnings benchmarks, risking loss of federal financial aid. Academic programs fail if recent graduates' debt payment exceeds 12 percent of their total earnings. Critics call the measures unfair and discriminatory as they are not applied to traditional colleges and universities but signal out vocational schools concentrated in fields traditionally offering lower incomes at the beginning of the career cycle.
Should Edward Snowden receive speaker fees from Pitt students who attend a partially State funded University?