World at a glance

Suction on Leith: The EU bans high-power vacuums

Aug 29, 2014
Starting September first, companies in the European Union can't make or import vacuums that generate more than 1600 watts of power. Lizzie O’Leary speaks with vacuum shop owner Patricia Ware.

Weekend Brunch: A new (fe)line of credit and Burger King grows his empire

Aug 29, 2014
Reuters’ Ben Walsh and Jessica Pressler from New York Magazine look back on the last week in news and discuss what’s on their plate in the future.

Your wallet: Wearing too many hats at the office

Aug 29, 2014
Since the recession, many workers have had to cover for eliminated jobs and reduced resources. Personal Finance writer Farnoosh Torabi gives advice to workers.
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
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