Economy

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Closing the gender pay gap may not happen for another 81 years on our current trajectory, the World Economic Forum found. (Photo: State Library of Victoria Collection/flickr/cc)
No single country has closed the income gap between men and women, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum, and if current trajectories hold it will be nearly another century before pay equity for women is finally achieved. Among the key findings in WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2014 (pdf), women currently have 60 percent of the...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Children remain "the most enduring victims" of the recession in the world's...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff was re-elected in a narrow victory on Sunday...

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In hopes people would touch and be touched by it, a Danish artist and Greenlandic geologist collected, hauled and left to melt in Copenhagen's City Hall Square 12 chunks of 100 tons of Arctic ice - the amount now said, terrifyingly, to melt every 100th of a second. The exhibit, part of an Ice Watch project to mark a U.N. Climate Change meeting, ended Wednesday; the plan was to bring the remaining ice to area schools, but none was left.