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Sphinx Cat

Who let the cats out? Russia did.

Aug 28, 2014
Russia is lending cats out to people taking out mortgages because of Russian lore.
Posted In: Russia, Mortgages, cats
ISIS

What can ISIS do with oil wells it captures?

Aug 28, 2014
The extremist group ISIS finances itself in part by selling oil on the black market
Posted In: Iraq, black market, revenue, crude oil

Weathering the Ebola epidemic in Liberia

Aug 26, 2014
It's not just Ebola that's hurting people in West Point, Monrovia.
Posted In: Ebola, Africa

Volcanic rumblings stir economic concerns

Aug 26, 2014
Activity at Iceland's Bardabunga volcano raises fear of flight restrictions.
Posted In: air lines, airplane travel, volcano

Scottish independence and the finance sector

Aug 22, 2014
Scotland is about a month away from a vote on whether it would like to be independent from the UK. What's the impact on business in the country?
Posted In: Scotland, independence
Ice bucket challenge

Diplomats can't take the ice bucket challenge

Aug 21, 2014
Rules apparently bar foreign service members from taking the challenge.
Posted In: Ambassador, social media, Associated Press, ICE

As waters rise, Mekong rice farmers switch to shrimp

Aug 21, 2014
Salinization of the Mekong Delta is pushing a move toward a new crop: shrimp.
Posted In: crops, shrimp, drought, Vietnam

Ebola's cost to African economies

Aug 21, 2014
The epidemic is financially hurting Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
Posted In: Ebola, Africa, disease
Hundred

Your money's worth more in Mississippi

Aug 20, 2014
Tax Foundation has mapped out the value of your $100 bill in each state.
Posted In: dollars, values, Mississippi, united states

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