Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 4, 2012 The economic and social unrest in Syria is making it difficult for foreign businesses, like KFC, Cinnabon and United Colors of Benetton, to expand there.
Mar 1, 2012 The U.N. Human Rights Council voted today to condemn the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. The council says the regime's attacks against its own citizens may amount to crimes against humanity.
Feb 14, 2012 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she'll support more sanctions on Syria. But do sanctions even work? Joshua Landis, an expert on Syria and a professor at the University of Oklahoma, explains.
Dec 6, 2011 Rami Makhlouf is the owner the successful cell phone company Syriatel -- and cousin of President Bashar al-Assad. That relation has made the businessman and his company the target of Syrian protesters.
Dec 5, 2011 Why just iPhones remains unclear
Nov 25, 2011 Syria has missed a deadline it was given by the Arab League to end violent conflict in the country. Now, Syrians will feel the hurt of economic sanctions.
Nov 29, 2011 More and more mobile devices like iPads are handling our purchases, but the makers of computers and cash registers aren't ready to give up the industry yet. TV sets are among the most discounted items for Black Friday this year. New York City's Grand Central Station is about to become home to Apple's newest store, and we speak to the CEO of Macy's on this year's holiday season.
Nov 17, 2011 Pressure is mounting against the Syrian government to stop violent protests in the country. If they continue past the three day deadline, economic sanctions are the next step.
Oct 25, 2011 Telecomix, the activist group that likes to be referred to as "internauts" rather than hackers - thank you very much, tipped the U.S. government...