March 30, 2011
Workers head back to a construction site after their lunch break Feb. 28 in Beijing. Never before have China, India and other developing economies grown so much faster than the United States, Japan and the rich countries of Europe. To an unprecedented degree, developing countries that once looked to the United States to lead the world economy are themselves driving the recovery from the worst downturn since the 1930s.
Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz scratches his head Jan. 26 during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Stiglitz and others worry that too much money flowing to developing economies will form bubbles in stocks and housing prices that could burst. Such money has already inflated worldwide commodity prices to historic levels.
High-rise buildings are seen at the Pudong New Development Zone on Dec. 7, 2010, in Shanghai. Never before have China, India and other developing economies grown so much faster than the United States, Japan and the rich countries of Europe. To an unprecedented degree, developing countries that once looked to the United States to lead the world economy are themselves driving the recovery from the worst downturn since the 1930s.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 1. McCaskill once turned a political opponent's use of a plane to her advantage. Now, she is seeing the issue from a different vantage point. With a tough re-election race in 2012, the Missouri Democrat has come under heavy criticism for her use of a plane she owns with her husband.
Purdue men's basketball coach Matt Painter instructs his team in a February game this season. After meeting with MU officials on Tuesday about the opening with the Tigers, Painter decided Wednesday to accept a new contract offer from Purdue.
March 29, 2011
MU sophomore Louie Conti practices his shooting Friday at at Prairie Grove Shooting Sports.
Louie Conti, the president of the MU Shooting Team president, holds his Browning 625 Sporting shotgun and watches his teammates shoot on Friday at Prairie Grove Shooting Sports.
The candidates competing for the Columbia City Council's First Ward seat are (clockwise, from top left) Fred Schmidt, Mitch Richards, Darrell Foster and Pam Forbes.
Glen Ehrhardt and Helen Anthony are the candidates competing to win the Fifth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council.
Brandon Hoops is a 2005 graduate of the MU School of Journalism and works as a teaching assistant at the Missourian.
March 28, 2011
Writer Liz Reed works on a story about depression and Facebook on Monday at Newsy. The Columbia-based online video news service announced Monday that it acquired $1.5 million in funding from a St. Louis-based private equity firm.
Jim Flink, vice president of news operations at Newsy, shows an unpublished Newsy video spoken in Chinese on his iPad on Monday. The Columbia company is studying the feasibility of introducing Newsy applications in languages other than English.
Columbia School Board candidate Jonathan Sessions
Columbia School Board candidate Sara Dickson
Columbia School Board candidate Tom Rose
Columbia School Board candidate Dave Raithel
Columbia School Board candidate Helen Wade
Columbia School Board candidate Liz Peterson
In this series of images provided by the Boone County Sheriff's Department, Friday night's robbery of the FastLane66 convenience store 7701 Roanoke Drive is shown.
Sparky and Rhonda Rucker travel around the country singing songs and telling American folk stories. Their music includes old-time blues, slave songs, spirituals, Civil War music and many other types. They are among the artists performing at the Big Muddy Folk Festival in Boonville on Friday and Saturday.