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Amid improving market sentiment and a weakening dollar, the World Bank is raising its forecast for crude oil prices to $41 per barrel from $37 per barrel, as an oversupply in markets is expected to recede. All main commodity indexes tracked by the World Bank, including energy, are still expected to decline in 2016 from the year before due to persistently elevated supplies.Read More »



According to the World Health Organization, about 85% of the world's children received a measles vaccine by their first birthday in 2014 — up from 73% in 2000. Between 2000 and 2014, measles vaccination prevented an estimated 17.1 million deaths, making it one of the "best buys" in public health.
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