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In Bangladesh, workers react and protest

May 13, 2013
The Bangladesh government makes it easier for garment workers to join trade unions. But will that spark the change factor workers are hoping for?
Posted In: Bangladesh, clothing, manufacturing

Sharif chooses veteran to run Pakistan's shattered economy

May 13, 2013
Pakistan's incoming prime minister will install Ishaq Dar as finance minister, his third time doing the job.
Posted In: Pakistan, Economy, asia

Thieves stole $45 million in global ATM heist

May 10, 2013
Forget bank heist movies with ski masks and safe cracking. These thieves were high tech.
Posted In: ATM, Crime, cybercrime

Sony back in the black for the first time in 5 years

May 9, 2013
Japanese entertainment and electronics giant Sony has managed to make money, not lose it for the first time in five years. The company reported a net profit of $948 million.
Posted In: Sony, Japan, yen

WTO appoints new leader, but will it affect your job?

May 8, 2013
Brazil's Roberto Azevedo has been chosen to become the next leader of the World Trade Organization, he will be the first Latin American to head the international group.
Posted In: World Trade Organization, brazil

Somalia takes steps to rebuild its economy

May 7, 2013
Somalia has struggled with famine, piracy, and insurgency in the past several years. But recently, Somalia has been making some progress on economic rebuilding.
Posted In: Somalia, Africa

Court approves controversial nuclear power plant in India

May 6, 2013
Though a judge in the case assured the public the new plant will be safe and is "necessary for the welfare and economic growth of India", nuclear power remains controversial in the country.
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Is anti-austerity fever cooling off in Greece?

May 1, 2013
Protestors in Greece are rallying against austerity. The gathering comes just days after the country's government voted to allow 15,000 public employee layoffs.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, austerity

What's up, Europe? In Italy, a new government

Apr 29, 2013
Italians have a new government but can one man reverse the country's financial decline?
Posted In: italy, enrico letta

Boeing's Dreamliner will soon be back in the air

Apr 26, 2013
Japan has given the green light to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. Japans two biggest airlines, Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines, may resume flying the aircraft, which has been grounded since January.
Posted In: Boeing, Dreamliner, Dreamliner 787, Japan, Airlines

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