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Avon's door-to-door model adopted in Uganda

Jul 28, 2011
A U.S. organization is turning women in Uganda into entrepreneurs in their rural communities
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Product pirating hits Apple -- and Apple stores

Jul 21, 2011
Shoppers and workers at China's newest Apple store were surprised to discover their products -- and the store itself -- were pirated.

'Flashmobs' in Spain to protest foreclosures

Jul 20, 2011
Spain's economic crisis has pushed a record number of families to default on their mortgages. Now young protestors are organizing flash mobs to protest bank seizure of homes.
Posted In: Housing

Chinese government opens strategic pork reserve

Jul 19, 2011
Pork is a main staple in the Chinese diet, so when the price of the meat fluctuates it affects both rich and poor across every region of the country.
Posted In: Food

Spotify finally set to launch in the U.S.

Jul 14, 2011
The free, ad-supported music streaming site has been popular in Europe for years, and now the service will launch in the U.S.
Posted In: Music

French movie 'tax' magically disappears for Harry Potter showing

Jul 13, 2011
In France, the price of a movie ticket includes a tax that's reinvested in the country's movie business. But the last installment of the Harry Potter franchise is playing outside of movie tickets, in concert halls, and ticket prices do not include the movie tax.
Posted In: Entertainment

A lack of weapons, ammunition add to the Libyan unrest

Jul 8, 2011
Libyan rebels continue to rally against Colonel Gaddafi and his supporters, despite a shortage in arms and ammunition.

South Sudan plans for the 'little things' it takes to start a country

Jul 8, 2011
Tomorrow, the Republic of South Sudan will become the 193rd country of the world. But it takes more than just a name to become a country, as the BBC's Peter Martell explains.

Rare earth minerals may not be so rare

Jul 5, 2011
Researchers from Japan uncover vast underwater deposits of the key materials used to make gadgets from smart phones to laptops, threatening China's dominance as a supplier
Posted In: Science

Germans protest Greece's resistance to austerity measures

Jun 29, 2011
Germany is being asked to pay more than any other country to help bailout Greece, but Germany's citizens resent Greece's opposition to tough budget cuts.

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Marketplace coverage of Europe's debt crisis and how it's affecting the U.S. and world markets.