Recessions and depressions

March 08, 2018 - 7:32 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Iditarod (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The overall purse for the world's most famous sled dog race is down a quarter-million dollars from last year. The decrease has been blamed on a recession in Alaska and pressure on sponsors by animal rights groups...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2016 file photo, Sugar loaf mountain and Guanabara bay are seen behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio organizers promised to clean up polluted Guanabara Bay in their winning bid in 2009. During the Olympics, officials used stop-gap measures to keep floating sofas, logs, and dead animals from crashing into boats during the sailing events. Since the Olympics, the bankrupt state of Rio de Janeiro has ceased major efforts to clean the bay, with the unwelcome stench usually drifting along the highway from the international airport. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
July 28, 2017 - 4:42 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Neymar kissed the ball, delivered a gold medal and then wept with other Brazilians. Look no further if you're searching for an iconic image of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. "It's the only medal that really mattered," Salvador Gaeta said recently while cycling in the deserted...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2016 file photo, Sugar loaf mountain and Guanabara bay are seen behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio organizers promised to clean up polluted Guanabara Bay in their winning bid in 2009. During the Olympics, officials used stop-gap measures to keep floating sofas, logs, and dead animals from crashing into boats during the sailing events. Since the Olympics, the bankrupt state of Rio de Janeiro has ceased major efforts to clean the bay, with the unwelcome stench usually drifting along the highway from the international airport. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
July 28, 2017 - 3:23 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Neymar kissed the ball, delivered a gold medal and then wept with other Brazilians. Look no further if you're searching for an iconic image of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. "It's the only medal that really mattered," Salvador Gaeta said recently while cycling in the deserted...
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Rachel Robinson, widow of Jackie Robinson, smiles during a ceremonial ground breaking for the Jackie Robinson Museum, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 27, 2017 - 7:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ground was broken for the Jackie Robinson Museum after a 10-year wait — matching the length of the Hall of Famer's barrier-breaking major league career. Rachel Robinson, the 94-year-old widow of the Brooklyn Dodgers star, attended Thursday's ceremony in the SoHo section of Manhattan...
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