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Come on Japan, get with the program

Sep 21, 2015
Silicon Valley appreciates a good failure. The Japanese...not so much.
Posted In: startups, startup, Japan
Radical left Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras greets his supporters during party's main pre-election rally in central Athen's Syntagma square, on Friday.

Greece prepares for general election Sunday

Sep 18, 2015
Many Greeks are frustrated by a still-weak economy.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, greekcrisis, Greek

Working in the oil fields is dangerous

Sep 18, 2015
The fatality rate for oil workers is five times that of the overall work force.
Posted In: oil patch, oil industry, oil and gas, Bakken oil field

Cyber warning as China's president prepares to visit the U.S.

Sep 18, 2015
As Xi Jinping prepares to visit the U.S., some balk at the country's suspected involvement in cyber attacks.
Posted In: China, cyber attacks, Xi Jinping, cyber security
Syrian refugees and migrants walk along a highway on Tuesday on their way to the border between Turkey and Greece in the northwestern Turkish city of Edirne.

Refugees bring in big business in Europe

Sep 15, 2015
The mass migration has created unlikely opportunities.
Posted In: migrants, refugees, Europe, syria, lebanon, Greece

AT&T is challenging one of the world's richest men

Sep 15, 2015
The cell phone industry in Mexico is largely controlled by one man: "Slim."
Posted In: telecom, AT&T, Mexico

U.S. auto makers optimistic about European sales

Sep 15, 2015
But the dollar's strength against the euro makes things tricky.
Posted In: auto market, car sales, Auto, auto industry
Refugees from Syria stand on a platform as they wait for a special train to Berlin at a train station in Munich, Germany on Tuesday.

Syrian refugees move from Hungary to Germany

Sep 14, 2015
Migrants on a train to Germany try to stay hopeful.
Posted In: migrants, refugees, migrant crisis, Germany, hungary, bbc world service

Europe's humanitarian crisis has economic consequences

Sep 14, 2015
Economists say the influx will yield long-term benefit, despite short-term costs.
Posted In: european migration, Transportation, European Union, schengen
Syrian refugee children look on from a window during a sandstorm at a refugee camp in a Lebanon village.

Refugee crisis is bad in Europe, but worse elsewhere

Sep 11, 2015
Most of Syria's 4 million registered refugees are in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.
Posted In: syria, refugees, migrants, lebanon, crisis, Europe, GDP