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Paying for Funerals Impossible for Many Poor Families

Paying for Funerals Impossible for Many Poor Families

Jan 22
People who can't afford funerals and burials are left with the cheapest option: Cremating their loved one's remains and leaving it to a funeral home to dispose of them.

Oxfam Says World Wealth Gap Widening, Advocates Fairer Taxes

Oxfam Says World Wealth Gap Widening, Advocates Fairer Taxes

By Pan Pylas | Jan 22
Wealth inequality around the world is "out of control" and doing particular harm to women, anti-poverty campaigner Oxfam warned Monday ahead of the annual gathering of business and political leaders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

Patients Turn to GoFundMe When Money and Hope Run Out

Patients Turn to GoFundMe When Money and Hope Run Out

By Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio | Jan 22
GoFundMe, the largest online, crowdsourced fundraising platform, says contributors have raised more than $5 billion, all told, from 50 million donations in the eight years it has been in business.

Fear and Zeal Over More Guns in Violence-Plagued Brazil

Fear and Zeal Over More Guns in Violence-Plagued Brazil

By Peter Prengaman | Jan 22
Changes in Brazil's gun laws are a potential boon for major gun makers. On Bolsonaro's first day in office earlier this month, stocks of gun manufacturer Forjas Taurus jumped 30 percent. But for others the changes are terrifying.

World Economy Forecast to Slow in 2019 Amid Trade Tensions

World Economy Forecast to Slow in 2019 Amid Trade Tensions

By Paul Wiseman | Jan 21
The world economy absorbed more bad news Monday: The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for 2019. And China, the world's second-biggest economy, said it had slowed to its weakest pace since 1990.

UK Leader Snubs Brexit Delay, Sticks to Her EU Divorce Deal

UK Leader Snubs Brexit Delay, Sticks to Her EU Divorce Deal

By Jill Lawless and Raf Casert | Jan 21
Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday rejected calls to delay Britain's departure from the European Union, and said her Plan B was to get her rejected Brexit deal approved by Parliament after securing changes to a contentious Irish border measure.

Few Signs of Breakthrough as May Set to Unveil Brexit Plan B

Few Signs of Breakthrough as May Set to Unveil Brexit Plan B

By Jill Lawless and Raf Casert | Jan 21
Prime Minister Theresa May is set to unveil her new plan to break Britain's Brexit deadlock — and it's expected to look a lot like the old plan decisively rejected by Parliament last week.

Facing Populist Assault, Global Elites Regroup in Davos

Facing Populist Assault, Global Elites Regroup in Davos

By Paul Wisemand and Jamey Keaten | Jan 21
As the world's financial and political elites convene here in the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum, their vision of ever-closer commercial and political ties is under attack — and the economic outlook is darkening.

Americans Take Stock of Shutdown's Everyday Effects

Americans Take Stock of Shutdown's Everyday Effects

By Jennifer Peltz | Jan 21
You and your loved ones aren't federal employees or contractors, and you don't live in a setting or have a job closely tied to government programs. So what does the government shutdown have to do with you?

Reinvented Legacy: Nazi's Paintings Fund Foundation for Jews

Reinvented Legacy: Nazi's Paintings Fund Foundation for Jews

By David Rising | Jan 21
When Hilde Schramm inherited several paintings collected by her father, Hitler's chief architect and Armaments Minister Albert Speer, she was only sure of one thing: She didn't want them.

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