NEW YORK: People with lower socioeconomic status may have fewer years of good physical functioning in old age than their more affluent, educated counterparts, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on socioeconomic status,…
WASHINGTON: Tackling disparities in education is crucial to reducing global income inequality, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, urging governments to spend more on schooling for disadvantaged children. In a report, the…
WASHINGTON: Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump claimed again Tuesday that he is worth "in excess of $10 billion" -- more than twice the level of independent estimates.
ROME: Italy's health minister is proposing doubling a 'baby bonus' incentive for couples to have more children to combat what she calls a catastrophic decline in the country's birth rate.
NEW DELHI: India is betting that mobile phone vendors, fuel stations and corner stores can help it put basic banking within the grasp of hundreds of millions of its poor people living beyond the reach of traditional bank branches.
BEIJING: An increase in the smuggling of synthetic drugs like methamphetamine from Southeast Asia has fueled a rise in violent crime in China this year, a state-run newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Starbucks Corp's early re-launch of its popular Pumpkin Spice latte drink failed to heat up business at its U.S. cafes, disappointing Wall Street and sending the company's shares down almost 5 percent.