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An insider's look into Alibaba and its quirky founder

May 9, 2014
One of the biggest reasons for Alibaba’s success? Its founder, Jack Ma.
Posted In: China, alibaba group, Jack Ma
Sultan of Brunei

Why the Beverly Hills Hotel boycott could backfire

May 8, 2014
The so-called Pink Palace could weaken more than the Sultan of Brunei's will.
Posted In: Sultan of Brunei, protests, celebrities
Boy in South Africa

South Africans disappointed by growing inequality

May 7, 2014
A tale of two economies living in the same country.
Posted In: South Africa, elections, apartheid

The struggles to unionize workers in Bangladesh

May 7, 2014
Labor unions in Bangladesh continue to struggle for expanded worker rights.
Posted In: Bangladesh, Rana Plaza, Retail, garment factories, Labor Unions, factory workers, unions
A demonstrator protests with a Brazilian national flag

Brazil is not ready to host FIFA

May 6, 2014
Brazil's about to host the World Cup and the Olympics...and they're not ready.
Posted In: brazil, soccer, protests

Traveling to space? There's an agent for that

May 2, 2014
Roughly 100 travel agents work as "accredited space agents" to sell seats for Virgin Galactic.
Posted In: space, space tourism, Virgin Galactic
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The IMF gave Ukraine $17 billion. Now what?

May 1, 2014
The IMF approves a $17 billion loan for Ukraine as separatists in Eastern Ukraine seize power and Russia threatens.
Posted In: ukraine, IMF
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Chancellor Merkel goes to Washington

May 1, 2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will talk sanctions with President Obama.
Posted In: Merkel, ukraine, sanctions

Who wants to be bigger than the U.S.? Not China!

Apr 30, 2014
China is on track to be the world's biggest economy faster that economists thought.
Posted In: China
Gangnam Style

The economics of Korean pop

Apr 29, 2014
Korean pop is the anthem of rapid cultural and economic reform in Seoul.
Posted In: Korean pop, Gangnam Style

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