World Bank pushes education; US absent

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- One hundred and twenty-five million children around the world never attend school. On Sunday, British, Dutch and Canadian ministers expressed their support for
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Commentary: G7 clashes in suits and shorts

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- A storm broke in Washington Friday, bringing days of 90 degree heat to a damp close. Now the cooler Washington air welcomes two groups who may prove heated and
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G7: O'Neill says recovery 'taking hold'

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill said Saturday the Group of Seven industrialized countries' finance ministers had demonstrated "clear commitment" to identif

World's poor call for trade, not aid

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- The Bush administration's proposal to help poorer countries is unlikely to be effective unless the U.S. government actually listens to what recipients of development assistance have to say, South Africa's finance minister said Saturday.
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Trade, currency disputes likely at G7 talk

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Finance ministers and central bank governors from 183 countries are gathering in Washington this weekend for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank's spring meeting to discuss prospects for the world economy, which appears at first blush to be
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Analysis: O'Neill's development aid divide

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- With the global economy gradually getting back on its feet since last September's terrorist attacks, the world's richest nations are beginning to turn their attention to longer-term financial concerns, particularly development assistance.
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Remes: Argentina, IMF Close to Accord

Argentine Economy Minister Jorge Remes Lenicov predicts the country will sign an agreement with the International Monetary Fund that could unlock at least $9 bi
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Customs launches anti-terrorism initiative

DETROIT, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Customs Service Commissioner Robert C. Bonner Tuesday announced a new anti-terrorism initiative designed to speed the free flow of traffic across the U.S.-Canadian border.

Analysis: Steeling a march on Europe

SKOPJE, Macedonia, April 12 (UPI) -- The recent steel spat between the USA and, among others, the EU, is a classic case of suicidal protectionism. American steel producers ended up imposing quotas and tariffs on manufacturers they have only recently purchased in central and eastern Europe.
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Analysis: US downside economy risks remain

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- At first blush, it seems like the worst is over for the U.S. economy. But with the current account deficit ballooning and federal coffers being squeezed, it's still to early to breathe easier.
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

The Bear's Lair: Hogarth's apprentices

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- William Hogarth's 1747 classic "The Industrious Apprentice and the Idle Apprentice" may be about to demonstrate its continued pedagogical strength in the intern
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Corporate US debates post-Enron priorities

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill repeated Monday that chief executive officers must be ultimately responsible for what goes on in the companies they head, adding that they must be particularly wary of the broader financial issues of their firms.
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Rock News Two: The week in pop music

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME The first generation of punk rockers joined Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, former teen idol Brenda Lee and soul singer Isaac Hayes in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2002 Monday night.
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Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

STAR-STRUCK TEEN The 16-year-old operator of a celebrity Web site has quickly become a fixture on Hollywood's red carpet.
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Paul O'Neill
NYP2002070102 - NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill, left, listens to comments along with U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan before addressing the ECOSOC high level meetings on July 1, 2002 at the United Nations. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

Paul O'Neill, OC (born 1928) is a writer, historian and former CBC producer. He has written many books on the history of Newfoundland. O'Neill was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, and raised in Bay de Verde until the age of 8 when his family moved to St. John's.

Educated at St. Bonaventure's College in St. John's, National Academy of Theater Arts at New York, O'Neill was an aspiring actor in the United States and England from 1949 to 1952. Having performed on stage with such stars as Eddie Albert, Larine Day and Cloris Leachman in the USA and in England he acted in films with such well-known actors as Sir Richard Attenborough, Dame Thora Hird and Dame Elizabeth Taylor. While he was in England broadcaster Margot Davies had helped him in radio and encouraged him to write.

O'Neill began his career in radio in 1953 with the CBC in Newfoundland where he produced many radio shows, TV shows such as Reach for the Top and was responsible for school broadcasts for 25 years. He retired from the CBC in 1986. O'Neill wrote stage and radio plays, articles, poems and stories in addition to works of popular history. He has served as president of the Newfoundland Writer's Guild, chairman of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council and president of the St. John's Folk Arts Council. In 1988, O'Neill was awarded an honorary LL.D by Memorial University of Newfoundland and in 1990, he was appointed to the Order of Canada. In 2004, O'Neill was awarded the Freedom of the City and in 2008, he received Order of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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