Trade vs. aid: Pakistan wants lower tariffs, US gives money instead
Pakistan receives billions in US aid, though what it really wants is easier access to US markets for its textile exports.
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Editorial cartoon: Feeling their way
- China and the US are moving tentatively in their relationship in this cartoon by The Boston Globe’s Dan Wasserman.
The manufacturing myth
- The idea that a special virtue lies in “making something real” — as opposed to, say, financial engineering — is deeply embedded in the national psyche.
Job openings jump to near a 3-year high
- WASHINGTON - The number of available jobs in the United States jumped in December to near a three-year high, supporting other data that show a brighter outlook for hiring.
THE BIG PICTURE
Afghanistan, December 2011
- As the transition in Afghanistan draws closer, problems with security, the economy, and cultural mores are growing even more apparent. Included in this monthly look at Afghanistan are images that highlight these issues.
(37 photos total)
Homeless veterans are target of new housing initiative
- Participants in a new federally funded program will receive federal housing vouchers specifically for veterans, mental health services, and psychiatric evaluations.
BC is ordered to turn over IRA materials
- A federal judge has ordered Boston College to turn over recorded interviews of a former member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army to federal prosecutors in Boston.
A formal end to nine years of war
- The Pentagon declared an official end to its mission in Iraq yesterday, closing a troubled conflict that helped reshape US politics and left a bitter legacy of anti-US sentiment across the Muslim world.