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The official inflation rate for Nigeria in May was 15.6 percent. However, by using changes in the black market exchange rate
BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina's incoming president has promised to shock the country's highly regulated economy into market-based reality. But, like many Argentines, I am concerned that the touted adjustment will come at a high cost to our most economically vulnerable citizens.
To become a successful plus-size model, Anivia turned to the black market for injections that could give her a more curvaceous backside. It was "addictive," she says, and now the pain is both nonstop and excruciating.
Q: I can see the gorilla pointing with his finger: "I accuse!" The Mexicans were all ready to take off, and then they sprung
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Recent reports illuminate a growing black market trade in blood from Ebola survivors. Those with the desire and resources are buying blood in hopes of curing current infections or stockpiling for future infections.
It was surprising that more than 90% of the people in line for the new iPhone in New York, wearing warm jackets and sitting in portable chairs, were Chinese. They weren't Chinese tourists or Chinese-Americans, but the workers you often see doing the lowest-wage jobs in Chinatown.
The UN Security Council dramatically escalated the conflict with al Qaeda splinter groups by passing UN Resolution 2170. This UN Security Council is the latest in a series of draconian UN Resolutions against terror groups pursuant to its responsibility of forgotten obligations.
The report released last month is likely the world's first post-legalization study of a marijuana marketplace. It was prepared
(Reuters) - A cybersecurity firm said on Tuesday that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that
And routes back and forth across the border to Syria have increased as refugees and rebels chart new paths. Copyright (2013
Asset bubbles are as old as the market. They can have different origins and historical specifics, but the core dynamic is relatively simple: People buy something because its price is going up and they believe it will rise more.
Many of us are familiar with crimes committed by organized gangs, from drug running, the weapons trade, to the sex trade. However, there is one kind of crime, the looting and trade of antiquities that is on par with these abhorrent black market businesses, yet seldom discussed.
Throughout the United States, more than 115,000 people are currently waiting for organ transplants, and last year almost 7,000 individuals died waiting. Roughly the same number will die this year too. "That's equivalent to 13 747 jets filled to capacity crashing every year."
Among my colleagues in the public health and addiction fields, I am nearly alone in disliking President Obama's proposed doubling of federal cigarette taxes. My reservations stem from the hard lessons of America's policy towards illegal drugs.
I read recently that authorities seized 60 tons of bootleg Eiffel Tower replicas from a warehouse near Le Bourget airport. We're talking about tin statuettes eight-centimeters in height.
Some people will do anything they can to get their hands on their favorite products. Items bought and sold underground, or
If you enjoy reading stories about the sea and sailing ships, you understand that, to do that, you need a special vocabulary. Read Joseph Conrad tales, for example, and you need to know that petty, poop, port and prop have specific meanings quite apart from what they might conjure up in another context. Similarly, when you move overseas you may need some new vocabulary.
In this week's issue, Gerry Smith looks at one of the less savory effects of recent technological innovation: the billion-dollar black market for stolen smartphones. And Lila Shapiro considers the career of former New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey, nearly a decade after he resigned with the admission that he was "a gay American."