Features by Christopher Werth
Posted In: Ireland, Ireland bailout, European Union
Ireland is tackling its debt crisis with a harsh program of austerity measures. The Irish are not rioting, as the Greeks did, but they are hurting.
Posted In: whiskey, alcohol
Diageo, the alcoholic drinks giant that owns brands like Guinness and Johnnie Walker, says that its profits rose 15 percent last year despite flat sales in beleaguered Europe.
Posted In: Ireland, homeowners tax, austerity
Packed, town hall-style meetings have sprung up all across Ireland over the past several weeks.
Posted In: nokia, Finland, angry birds
Nokia is to Finland what General Motors once was to the U.S. But as the company fades, it opens up room for new, smaller tech companies to matter.
Posted In: defense, lockheed martin, defense contractors
Federal spending on defense could soon be drawn back, and private companies that make military equipment will have to look elsewhere for customers.
Posted In: nokia, Microsoft
Nokia reported poor earnings today, losing over $1 billion at the end of 2011 -- but it still hopes to turn things around with its Microsoft partnership.
Posted In: plastic surgery, Health, Europe
France, where today authorities arrested the founder of a company that sold faulty breast implants to women all over the world.
Posted In: Occupy, Davos, World Economic Forum
Tomorrow, global leaders will descend on the snow-covered ski town of Davos in Switzerland. Protestors from the Occupy Movement have set up camp there.
Posted In: cocoa, chocolate, demand
The price of cocoa has started to fall around the world as demand has dropped off -- but these prices might not last for long.
Posted In: Ikea
Despite the global downturn, and more recently, the European debt crisis, IKEA has continued to thrive as a global business.