Sep 26, 2012

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Want a sure fire way to see the markets take a tumble? Start with street protests, mix in riot police... and toss a few Molotov
cocktails in for good measure. U.S., European and Asian markets have all been shaken by…

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Is the equal employment opportunity census misleading?

Sep 17, 2012
Commentator Susan Reed says the current census presents a skewed snapshot of corporate diversity by not asking participants for their national origin.

On reserve: 727 million barrels of crude oil

Sep 26, 2012
The United States has the most crude oil stashed away and ready-to-go of any nation on earth in its Strategic Petroleum Reserve. But you can't see the oil. It's underground in salt domes.

Supermarket sweepstakes: Africa's small farmers encounter the modern grocery store

Sep 26, 2012
The spread of modern grocery chains could lift millions of African farmers out of poverty -- or ruin them.

Economic confidence varies from street to C-suite

Sep 26, 2012
While consumer confidence may be higher, business executives are less bullish

Final note: Bad Karma at Fisker Automotive

Sep 26, 2012
The new Karma luxury hybrid is smarting from a series of bruising reviews over at Consumer Reports.

What’s up, Europe? Mass protests in Greece and Spain

Sep 26, 2012
Markets are shaken by the mass protests against austerity measures in Greece and Spain. Investors are questioning their earlier optimism over the prospects of recovery in Europe.

The booming new profession of patient advocate

Sep 26, 2012
As the health care system gets more complex, more people are turning to patient advocates for help.

Want a sure fire way to see the markets take a tumble? Start with street protests, mix in riot police… and toss a few Molotov
cocktails in for good measure. U.S., European and Asian markets have all been shaken by more anti-austerity protests in the eurozone. In the latest installment of our “Food for 9 Billion” series, we take a trip to rural Africa, where multinational supermarket chains are racing to serve new customers. Will these new supermarkets be a blessing or a curse for Africa’s small farmers? Plus, we explore why CEOs are predicting a glass-half-empty economy and wonder how to spend the $7 billion we found buried near Baton Rouge.

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