World at a glance

The economy as seen through political ads

Oct 31, 2014
Incumbents of both parties have to defend their handling of the local economy.

The numbers for October 29, 2014

Oct 29, 2014
Hurricane Sandy was a "secret disaster" for the Red Cross. Let's do the numbers.
Posted In: red cross, Federal Reserve, quantitative easing, Taco Bell
Mexican Peso coins are arranged for a photograph with a piggy bank in Mexico City, Mexico.

Some of oldest banks in the world, then and now

Oct 29, 2014
As the ECB's latest "stress test" shows, not all are in the greatest of health.
Posted In: Banks, history, stress tests

A holiday rush at ports piles up cargo

Oct 28, 2014
The bottleneck could delay shipments with a strict yuletide deadline.
Demonstrators with the United African Congress (UAC) hold a rally for the 'Stop Ebola' movement in New York.

The Ebola fight's HR problem

Oct 27, 2014
How do groups recruit healthcare workers who are needed to contain the outbreak?
Posted In: Ebola, doctors, human resources, HR, west africa
US Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew speaks during US-Africa Business Forum on the sideline of the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC.

Jack Lew goes to Africa

Oct 27, 2014
Why did the Treasury Secretary cross the Atlantic? To do business.
Posted In: Africa, jack lew, power africa
Don Weiss, from the Health Department, speaks to the media in front of the closed Brooklyn bowling alley that New York City's first Ebola patient visited before showing symptoms of the virus.

Tracking Ebola's digital footprints

Oct 24, 2014
Tracking the human contacts of an Ebola patient using his digital contacts.
Posted In: Ebola, New York City, surveillance
Activists for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) distribute posters with the picture of incumbent President Ian Khama at a pre-election gathering in Gaborone on Oct. 22.

In Botswana, all eyes are on the election

Oct 24, 2014
The victor must diversify the diamond-rich economy to ensure continued growth.
Posted In: Botswana, elections, diamond market
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote at the Facebook conference last April in San Francisco. Zuckerberg and his wife Tuesday donated $25 million to fight Ebola.

Facebook's Zuckerberg courts China in Chinese

Oct 23, 2014
The Facebook founder wowed his audience with a 30 minute speech in Mandarin.
Posted In: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, China
An employee of the Russian oil company Yukos approaches an oil tank in the Tyumensk region of Russia. The company was bankrupted almost a decade ago after the oligarch owner clashed politically with President Putin.

Troubled times for Russia's oligarchs

Oct 22, 2014
Oligarchs were once at risk if they stepped out of line. Now, there's danger even if they don't.
Posted In: Russia, oil industry, oligarch
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