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Healthy economy will bring stability to Afghanistan

Afghanistan may be back in the American consciousness, but this is hardly good news. If anything, US President Barack Obama’s much-needed focus on the campaign against the Taliban has outlined just how difficult the fight has become. Frustrated with what

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Facebook's IPO Is Great for Start-ups

The biggest tech public offering in history is big news to the start-up world. Here’s why its a win for innovation, user-experience, and the little guys. While everyone is talking about Facebook’s IPO and the future of the company as

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Facebook’s IPO Is Great for Start-ups

The biggest tech public offering in history is big news to the start-up world. Here’s why its a win for innovation, user-experience, and the little guys. While everyone is talking about Facebook’s IPO and the future of the company as

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The Only Way to Become a Business Rock Star

Natural talent only takes you so far. This is what carries you the rest of the way. Some business people are like rock stars: Richard, Warren, Bill, the late Steve—all rock stars. Why are they like rock stars? Even without

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Literacy Change Lives for Afghan Women

WFP food rations can be an incentive for families to send women on training courses, where they learn how to read and write as well as basic marketable crafts. Enjila Hashimi spoke to women on a course in Kabul to

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Jobs for the long run

UNEMPLOYMENT is high, and the longer people are unemployed the longer they are likely to stay that way. Eventually, they may become discouraged and drop out of the labour force. So what can be done? The economic infighting about whether

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Generational Burdens

The U.S. fiscal debt stands at $15,712,963,917,010, according to the debt clock. Of course, that number is only a gross estimate and it is difficult to even record the amount because the numbers are whirling so fast. With the U.S.

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10 Body Language Tips to Help You Land That First Job

As a new graduate, you’ve spent hours crafting the perfect resume. The format is eye-catching and the wording is practically perfect. But you’ll need much more than a well-crafted resume if you want to land that all-important first job! You

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The Economic and Development Components of the Pact between the U.S. and Afghanistan

On May 1, 2012, President Obama and President Karzai signed the Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement, a legally executive agreement between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the United States of America. The agreement affirms the cooperation between the two sovereign

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Afghanistan no longer worst place for mothers: report

Better healthcare and more girls attending school have knocked Afghanistan from its position as the worst place on earth to be a mother, Save the Children said in a major report on Tuesday, but stressed the precarious nature of any

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Lack of Trust Hurting Greek Economy

While Greece’s financial stability is the most obvious and immediate concern, confidence—or a lack thereof—is a major issue and a growing part of the equation as the rest of the world’s leaders circle the wagons in an effort to rescue

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Five Tips to Inspire Innovation at Your Small Business

In today’s marketplace, product life cycles are shrinking, global trade is leading to growing competition and the internet has lowered barriers to entry in many industries. So the need for innovation is more vital than ever. How can you kick

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Alfred Marshall

Alfred Marshall was the dominant figure in British economics (itself dominant in world economics) from about 1890 until his death in 1924. His specialty was microeconomics—the study of individual markets and industries, as opposed to the study of the whole

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Decline and Stagnation: Why Rural Afghans are Staying Poor

Despite the influx of millions of foreign aid, rural communities across large parts of Afghanistan are getting poorer. A recent study by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit has investigated the factors that have crippled the situation in rural areas

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A Young Afghan Reaching Out to Those in Need

Project Amina is a project specifically designed to provide help for the distressed women and children in Afghanistan, especially widows and orphans. This project ensures the distribution of goods, such as food, blankets and clothing, to those in need. Project

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Should job-hogging over-50s all resign?

Too few jobs. Rising unemployment, especially for young people. Here’s a radical solution, says commentator on office and workplace life, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times (born 1959). Wasting time on the internet recently I came upon a nasty statistic.

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Cash flight out of Afghanistan

Will the country’s economy collapse as billions in aid money leave the country along with international security forces? There is a lot of concern about security in Afghanistan as international forces look to a 2014 drawdown. But few have given

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Slaves to the Smartphone

“THE SERVANT” (1963) is one of those films that it is impossible to forget—a merciless dissection of the relationship between a scheming valet (played by Dirk Bogarde) and his dissolute master (James Fox). The valet exploits his master’s weaknesses until

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Life in Iran–on-nuclear families

IT WAS the first time in 15 months that Iranian envoys had met the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany. Their talks in Istanbul on April 14th were cordial, though the sole agreement was to carry

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How military spending has changed in the past decade

WORLDWIDE military spending was flat in 2011 compared with the year before, according to data released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, a think-tank, but this masks some significant changes. America, Western Europe and Latin America, which between them make up

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Afghanistan’s Sectors Worth Investment

1. Agriculture and agriculture-related industries Agriculture is a fundamental means of livelihood in Afghanistan, generating 50% of the country’s GDP and supporting 85% of its people. The climate of Afghanistan is well suited for the cultivation of horticultural crops and

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Afghanistan’s Sectors Worth Investment

1. Agriculture and agriculture-related industries Agriculture is a fundamental means of livelihood in Afghanistan, generating 50% of the country’s GDP and supporting 85% of its people. The climate of Afghanistan is well suited for the cultivation of horticultural crops and

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Public-Private Partnerships for Health and Development

The health of people is intricately linked with the health of the global economy.  High mortality and morbidity rates in poorer countries drag down whole economies and have major trade, social, and health implications beyond a nation’s borders. New models

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Dialing down corruption in Afghanistan

Foreign Policy By Anjana Ravi and Eric Tyler  Last week, Afghan president Hamid Karzai surprised U.S. and coalition officials by announcing the creation of a special tribunal and prosecutor to seek redress for the almost two year old Kabul Bank

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Fixing Development Aid in Afghanistan

Written by: Abid Amiri Washington, DC – Tuesday, April 10, 2012   Recently in Washington there is a lot of talk about what’s gone wrong in Afghanistan. It is now considered the longest war in U.S. history. American public is

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