In another attempt to strike a deal and avoid a fiscal cliff, House Speaker John Boehner introduced a plan extending the Bush-era tax cuts for Americans earning less than $1 million. But the plan failed and now the clock is ticking to strike a new deal.
Spain's economic recovery has been slow -- if at all. And as the economic malaise persists, families are making choices about what they spend. So, when the $400 bill comes to keep a horse another month, many families are saying no more and abandoning them. Within months, the horses are dead, if not rescued.
Micronesians have come to the United States in larger numbers since 1986. Most settle in nearby Pacific islands, like Guam or Hawaii. But a few come a little farther. To Missouri, for example, where a large Micronesian population has grown up.
As the death toll continues to rise in a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, a miracle. A woman was pulled alive from the rubble on Friday. But another eight people died in a factory fire on Wednesday. One economist says a small change would make all the difference.
Women are increasingly, by choice or necessity, taking on the role of primary financial supporter of their family. And while there's room to cheer that news, it's not all rosy. In fact, according to one expert, in many cases this reflects a rise in single motherhood, with all the challenges that brings along.
Brazil's been hit with protests recently, and police are prepared for that. But when the World Cup and Olympics come to town, the problem won't be street protests, but rather the possibility of terrorism. Brazilian security forces are gearing up, so they're ready.