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District of Columbia police are warning of street closures and possible traffic delays this weekend due to the National Cherry Blossom Festival and events at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank complex.
The World Bank concluded its annual meeting Saturday with the organization's president, Jim Yong Kim, vowing to turn the organization into a "solutions bank." We agree that change is needed, but we have a better solution. Dissolve the World Bank.
Wading into the funding clashes consuming Washington, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim bluntly warned Tuesday that America's financial woes could have grave consequences for some of the world's poorest economies.
Awar on coal is underway, instigated by a few opposition groups with powerful voices. The World Bank's announcement to oppose the financing of coal plants overseas is only the latest development in the ongoing debate, which recently found its way onto the editorial page of The Washington Times.
We've had the war on inflation. The war on waste. The war on terror. There's even a war on women somewhere, though nobody has actually seen it.
The economic crisis that began in 2008 eroded public confidence in free markets - unjustifiably, in the minds of many - and set U.S. policy squarely on a path of increased financial regulation and governmental tinkering in the economy.
In a story March 10 about Sierra Leone charging 29 people with fraud, The Associated Press erroneously identified the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's vaccine program. The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, or GAVI, is a recipient of Gates Foundation money, but it also receives funds from other sources including the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the World Bank.
The Middle East and North Africa will be especially hard hit by climate change in the coming decades, the World Bank said in a report Wednesday, saying the region will see less rainfall, more recording-breaking temperatures and rising sea levels.
The market closed roughly flat Thursday, underwhelmed by encouraging jobs news but unrattled by worrisome developments in the global economy.