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Is it a car, is it a bike? Yes, and it's the 'future of transportation'

Jul 12, 2013
The gyroscope-balanced C-1 two-wheeler, made by San Francisco startup Lit Motors, is purposefully small and designed to change the rules of the road in cites.
Posted In: transporation, cars

In Egypt, former finance minister named interim prime minister

Jul 10, 2013
Egypt gets an interim prime minister with an economics background, former finance minister Hazem el-Beblawi.
Posted In: Egypt, morsi

Coal pollution cuts life expectancy in China

Jul 9, 2013
China's government policy to promote coal use may have cut life expectancy for millions of people by more than five years on average.
Posted In: China, coal, air pollution, pollution

How will US snooping impact US-EU trade negotiations?

Jul 8, 2013
The U.S. and EU kick off trade talks today, but there may be an unpleasant odor as negotiations begin: European anger over U.S. spying revelations.
Posted In: free trade, Europe

Portugal's political crisis rooted in economics

Jul 3, 2013
Resignations by Portugal’s finance minister and foreign minister sent European markets tumbling.
Posted In: Portugal, European debt crisis

Portugal on verge of collapse, euro crisis flares

Jul 3, 2013
Europe's financial crisis flared anew on Wednesday, after Portugal's finance minister quit and the government teetered on the edge of collapse.
Posted In: Portugal, Europe debt crisis

Cairo stock market hits three month high amid protests

Jul 2, 2013
With protesters, the military and the Egyptian government heading for new confrontations, the stock market in Cairo is up.
Posted In: Egypt, morsi, Arab Spring, stock market

Heads roll at the Vatican bank

Jul 2, 2013
Two top officials at the bank quit this week, as allegations of fraud and corruption continue to swirl.
Posted In: Vatican, Vatican Bank, pope, Catholic church

Croatia joins EU after decade of negotiations

Jul 1, 2013
The EU gets its first new member in six years, but it's something less than a celebration.
Posted In: Croatia, European Union, Europe debt crisis

U.S. suspends Bangladesh trade benefits

Jun 28, 2013
The U.S. is suspending its trade benefits for Bangladesh. The Obama administration said the country has not moved quickly enough to address workplace safety following an eight-story factory collapse that killed over 1,000 workers.
Posted In: Bangladesh, labor, workplace safety, manufacturing

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