Marketplace Headlines: World

Marketplace Headlines: World


  • Why young children are fleeing Central America

    Jul 24, 2014 | 3 min
    A closer look at the influx of young migrants crossing the border into the U.S.
  • How airlines decide where it's too dangerous to fly

    Jul 23, 2014 | 3 min
    Airlines have to weigh both safety and economic risks.
  • Where Europe stands on Russian sanctions

    Jul 22, 2014 | 3 min
    With tensions increasing between the US and Russia, a look at Europe's response.
  • Europeans weigh economic sanctions against Russia

    Jul 21, 2014 | 3 min
    What sanctions it would take to persuade Russia to change course.
  • Design: where dollars are scarce and need is great

    Jul 21, 2014 | 3 min
    American design schools team up with NGOs to get affordable products to market.
  • McDonald's, KFC hit by food scandal in China

    Jul 21, 2014 | 3 min
    US companies were hit on all sides in the latest food scandal in China.
  • Why planes fly through dangerous airspace

    Jul 18, 2014 | 3 min
    We look at how airlines respond to volatile, violent situations on the ground.
  • Acid rain: What made Cap and Trade work

    Jul 18, 2014 | 3 min
    Lessons from one of the more successful U.S. environmental legislative projects.
  • The secret to China's GDP growth rebound: stimulus

    Jul 16, 2014 | 3 min
    A stimulus package from Beijing is behind China's higher-than-expected growth.
  • Corpoate inversion: an expensive way to save on taxes

    Jul 15, 2014 | 3 min
    Abbvie will pay $5 billion to buy Shire, with a view to cutting its tax burden.
  • Country in revolt? Hire a PR firm.

    Jul 11, 2014 | 4 min
    Improving the image of foreign governments is big business for US PR firms.
  • How contagious is Europe's troubled economy?

    Jul 10, 2014 | 3 min
    As the European economic crisis persists, we look at the impact, if any, on the US.
  • The long road to doing better business in India

    Jul 10, 2014 | 2 min
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to make India attractive to foreign investment.
  • NCAA president advocates 'quotscholarships for life'quot

    Jul 9, 2014 | 1 min
    Mark Emmert defended the NCAA model...while proposing some changes.
  • Mexico makes more cars than Brazil. Yes, it's a race.

    Jul 8, 2014 | 2 min
    Mexico is set to overtake Brazil as Latin America’s biggest auto producer.
  • Understanding the fine print

    Jul 7, 2014 | 6 min
    How to protect yourself from the fine print.
  • 7-4-14 Mid-day Update - European banks leery of Bitcoin

    Jul 4, 2014 | 7 min
    Bitcoin in the EU. Gas prices and mass transit. And, food waste in India.
  • Dan Washburn's new book on golf course ban in China

    Jun 27, 2014 | 5 min
    Dan Washburn talks about China's ban on golf in his book "The Forbidden Game"
  • Ukraine signs historic deal with the EU

    Jun 27, 2014 | 3 min
    Ukraine today signed an Association Agreement with the European Union - what does it mean for Ukraine?
  • Could Russia sanctions backfire?

    Jun 27, 2014 | 3 min
    Two big business groups warn that sanctions against Russia could hurt US jobs.
  • Island's answer to China-Japan dispute: Tourism

    Jun 26, 2014 | 6 min
    The tiny resort island of Ishigaki wants Chinese tourists, but not its military.
  • Millennials kick up soccer's popularity

    Jun 26, 2014 | 3 min
    U.S. professional soccer is gaining in popularity, especially in Sacramento, CA.
  • Referees get a tech upgrade at the World Cup

    Jun 23, 2014 | 2 min
    A look at the tech behind (hopefully) better referee calls at the World Cup
  • Iraqi violence adds to the Middle East refugee crisis

    Jun 20, 2014 | 3 min
    Humanitarian organizations have found it difficult to raise money for victims of the conflict in Syria. Now, a growing crisis in Iraq adds more vulnerable people.
  • Central bankers clear the way for stock gains

    Jun 20, 2014 | 2 min
    Despite geopolitical risks, stock markets around the world keep on going up.
  • Iraqi violence adds to the Middle East refugee crisis

    Jun 19, 2014 | 3 min
    Humanitarian organizations have found it difficult to raise money for victims of the conflict in Syria. Now, a growing crisis in Iraq adds more vulnerable people.
  • By the numbers: What violence costs the planet

    Jun 19, 2014 | 2 min
    A think tank did some calculations.
  • How an Illinois company does businesses in Iraq

    Jun 18, 2014 | 4 min
    Kai Ryssdal talks to Jason Speer, President of Quality Float Works Inc.
  • Forget your wallet, text messaging is the way to go.

    Jun 18, 2014 | 4 min
    Kenya's M-pesa's system has revolutionized how its citizens carry and use money
  • Foreign banks ask China: Where's our copper?

    Jun 17, 2014 | 2 min
    In China, a warehouse of copper is used over and over again as collateral for loans.
  • Coal's share of global energy is growing

    Jun 17, 2014 | 2 min
    BP's annual report on energy shows coal with its largest share since 17.
  • Have social conscience, will travel

    Jun 17, 2014 | 3 min
    You’ve heard of eco-tourism, but what about political tourism?
  • The U.S. Supreme Court deals a blow to Argentina

    Jun 16, 2014 | 3 min
    The Supreme Court won't hear Argentina's appeal over its debts to hedge funds.
  • Will the instability in Iraq flow to the pump?

    Jun 16, 2014 | 3 min
    What exactly goes into the price at the pump
  • Iraqi and Syrian refugees are flowing into Erbil

    Jun 16, 2014 | 4 min
    How will the country handle an influx of displaced people?
  • ISIL gets rich in attack on Iraq's cities

    Jun 13, 2014 | 3 min
    The Iraqi Sunni insurgents have seized hundreds of millions from Mosul's banks.
  • Illegal catches hurt fishermen and fish populations

    Jun 13, 2014 | 3 min
    As much as a third of wild-caught fish imported by the U.S. is caught illegally
  • A famous London bookstore hits back at digital trends

    Jun 12, 2014 | 3 min
    Celebrated British bookstore Foyles defies trends to bet on paper books.
  • Do Brazilians even want soccer anymore?

    Jun 12, 2014 | 5 min
    As the World Cup gets underway, Brazilians question the money spent on the events
  • The painting that was suddenly worth millions

    Jun 12, 2014 | 3 min
    A self-portrait by Rembrandt once labeled fake has now been deemed the real deal.
  • Coca-Cola ventures again into U.K. waters

    Jun 10, 2014 | 4 min
    After a flop with Dasani bottled water in the U.K., Coca Cola is returning there.
  • Datebook: Slow down, or blow up. 'Speed' turns 2.

    Jun 10, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for Tuesday, June 1, 214.
  • Britain is giving subsidies for rock music

    Jun 5, 2014 | 5 min
    U.K. arts subsidies used to be mainly for ballet and theater. That's changing.
  • What negative interest rates mean for the Eurozone

    Jun 5, 2014 | 3 min
    People who save money usually get paid. Now, European banks pay for the privilege.
  • President Obama to increase military presence in Europe

    Jun 5, 2014 | 2 min
    President Obama is asking for up to $1 billion to boost military in Europe
  • The economic backdrop to Tian'anmen

    Jun 4, 2014 | 7 min
    The Tian’anmen Square protests were about more than just students and democracy.
  • Tiananmen: More than just students and democracy

    Jun 4, 2014 | 3 min
    The 18 protests in Tiananmen square were about more than just democracy.
  • Datebook: Lace up and cover some ground

    Jun 3, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for Wednesday, June 4, 214
  • A tour of China's ghost towns

    Jun 2, 2014 | 6 min
    China’s growth has been anchored in building big projects for decades
  • Brazil's drought creates a surge in global coffee prices

    May 30, 2014 | 3 min
    The world's biggest coffee producing country has been hit with a major drought. And the effects are trickling around the world.
  • Everybody's talking about Cuba

    May 28, 2014 | 2 min
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing relaxed regulations on a trip this week.
  • Is China's property market crashing?

    May 28, 2014 | 2 min
    More signs of a real estate slump in China stoke fears of a crash.
  • Discovering the original Disneyland

    May 27, 2014 | 4 min
    It wasn't originally going to be for just rides.
  • The next big challenge in Afghanistan is payroll

    May 27, 2014 | 4 min
    As more U.S. troops withdraw, experts say new challenges will be "mundane".
  • Starting the craft beer revolution

    May 26, 2014 | 5 min
    Author and co-founder of the Brooklyn Brewery talks the start of the craft beer trend.
  • London's sewers overflow about once a week

    May 26, 2014 | 5 min
    The good news is, sewers don't always smell so bad.
  • Are London's CEOs earning too much?

    May 26, 2014 | 3 min
    How much more should a CEO earn than his or her employee?
  • Ukraine's industrial heartland is up for grabs

    May 23, 2014 | 4 min
    Ukrainians head to the polls on Sunday. Well, maybe.
  • Why gas stations are disappearing

    May 23, 2014 | 4 min
    There are only gas stations left in Manhattan, echoing a national trend.
  • Why London wants Chinese and Muslim investment

    May 23, 2014 | 3 min
    Can London hang on to its position as the heart of the global economy?
  • The pros and cons of transatlantic free trade

    May 23, 2014 | 2 min
    The trade deal could help auto sales but undermine environmental protections.
  • Cannes: A film festival for business deals

    May 22, 2014 | 4 min
  • What Thailand's political climate means for the economy

    May 22, 2014 | 4 min
    In the past, instability hasn't had much effect.
  • Take down the Union Jack?

    May 22, 2014 | 3 min
    What could happen if Scotland separates from the UK?
  • The economic backdrop to China's terrorist attacks

    May 22, 2014 | 3 min
    Today's attack on a market in Xinjiang killed 1, injuring at least .
  • British home buyers fear a 'super bubble'

    May 22, 2014 | 3 min
    Realtors like London's high home costs but others hope the 'bubble' will burst.
  • What China gets from the $4 billion Russian gas deal

    May 22, 2014 | 3 min
    China and Russia signed a deal for $4 billion-worth of gas for the next years
  • China and the U.S.: Who's spying on whom?

    May 21, 2014 | 4 min
    The New York Times' David Sanger on what government spies look for in 214.
  • Gazprom goes to China, Russia's economy rejoices

    May 21, 2014 | 3 min
    Russia and China strike a natural gas deal that assures Gazprom a very big market.
  • PODCAST: A cautious Fed

    May 21, 2014 | 7 min
    A visit the 1 year-old Borough Market in London. And a look at London's lost title as the top financial city in the world.
  • London is no longer the world's top financial center

    May 21, 2014 | 3 min
    Wall Street edges out London as top global finance hub but London is still strong.
  • In London, food banks feel the strain

    May 21, 2014 | 3 min
    As government welfare cuts take effect in Britain, food bank use increases.
  • PODCAST: London's stock ambitions

    May 20, 2014 | 7 min
    A look at Brixton Market, in South London. And there's a clamor about high executive pay in the UK.
  • Is London too expensive for poor Londoners?

    May 20, 2014 | 3 min
    Charities say large numbers of poor Londoners are being priced out of the city.
  • Hacking won't scare U.S. companies out of China

    May 19, 2014 | 4 min
    Cyber espionage is a growing problem, but it's not a new one.
  • PODCAST: AT'ampT bids $48.5 billion for DirecTV

    May 19, 2014 | 7 min
    We visit Smithfield Market in London. And a look at London's business environment.
  • Russia and London: The ties that bind

    May 19, 2014 | 3 min
    What does Russian corruption have to do with London's rising home prices?
  • One rich Londoner unconcerned by wealth gap

    May 19, 2014 | 4 min
    Researchers say the wealth gap between rich and poor in London is growing.
  • In Indian elections, it's the economy, stupid

    May 16, 2014 | 5 min
    In India, Narendra Modi claims victory as the country's next prime minister.
  • Archaeology and business in London's 'Big Dig'

    May 16, 2014 | 3 min
    A new rail line being built in London is Europe's biggest construction project.
  • Following the money in America's most expensive war

    May 15, 2014 | 5 min
    Fighting continues in Afghanistan.
  • In New Jersey, mass transit for the masses

    May 15, 2014 | 3 min
    Jitney buses offer bargains and convenience in New Jersey cities, but not without costs.
  • How to survive the next economic collapse

    May 14, 2014 | 3 min
    Another total economic crash is all but inevitable. Here's what you can do.
  • American technology, Chinese pollution

    May 14, 2014 | 5 min
    U.S. clean tech is finding big opportunities cleaning up China's environment.
  • China accuses GSK foreign executive of bribery

    May 14, 2014 | 3 min
    Chinese police took unprecedented step of charging a foreign executive of bribery.
  • Google vs. the 'Right to be Forgotten'

    May 13, 2014 | 3 min
    Google told Marketplace that it was disappointed in the decision.
  • New books tells of China's modern awakening

    May 13, 2014 | 4 min
    More than 5 million Chinese moved out of poverty in 5 years.
  • Your next car rental could be a Ford. Or... a Ferrari.

    May 12, 2014 | 4 min
    Want to make a good impression? How about a $2/day rental car?
  • Delhi's rise to 'global hub' status

    May 12, 2014 | 6 min
    Rana Dasgupta, author of "Capital," explains how Delhi rose to economic prominence.
  • An insider's look into Alibaba and its quirky founder

    May 9, 2014 | 4 min
    One of the biggest reasons for Alibaba’s success? Its founder, Jack Ma.
  • Apple + Beats = More Dr. Dre, less earbud?

    May 9, 2014 | 2 min
    The tech goliath is in talks about a big, big purchase.
  • Why China and Vietnam are bumping boats

    May 9, 2014 | 2 min
    China is in conflict over its claim to a vast part of the South China Sea.
  • Why the Beverly Hills Hotel boycott could backfire

    May 8, 2014 | 4 min
    The so-called Pink Palace could weaken more than the Sultan of Brunei's will.
  • South Africans disappointed by growing inequality

    May 7, 2014 | 5 min
    A tale of two economies living in the same country.
  • Labor organizer Nomita Nath describes the struggles to unionize in Bangladesh

    May 7, 2014 | 4 min
    Labor unions in Bangladesh continue to struggle for expanded worker rights.
  • Brazil is not ready to host FIFA

    May 6, 2014 | 4 min
    Brazil's about to host the World Cup and the Olympics...and they're not ready.
  • Traveling to space? There's an agent for that

    May 2, 2014 | 4 min
    Roughly 1 travel agents work as "accredited space agents" to sell seats for Virgin Galactic.
  • The IMF gave Ukraine $17 billion. Now what?

    May 1, 2014 | 2 min
    The IMF approves a $17 billion loan for Ukraine as separatists in Eastern Ukraine seize power and Russia threatens.
  • Who wants to be bigger than the U.S.? Not China!

    Apr 30, 2014 | 3 min
    China is on track to be the world's biggest economy faster that economists thought.
  • Weather clear and cool for first inaugural ceremonies

    Apr 29, 2014 | 1 min
    Marketplace Datebook for Wednesday, April , 214
  • The economics of Korean pop

    Apr 29, 2014 | 5 min
    Korean pop is the anthem of rapid cultural and economic reform in Seoul.
  • Why the EU and the U.S. target different individuals

    Apr 29, 2014 | 3 min
    Both the U.S. and the EU are imposing sanctions on Russia. But they're targeting different Russians.
  • Border towns hit hard as fewer migrants cross

    Apr 28, 2014 | 4 min
    Fewer migrants crossing Arizona’s border mean a slump for towns that relied on the smuggling economy.
  • How Russian sanctions could pinch Western companies

    Apr 28, 2014 | 3 min
    New sanctions take aim at the head of a Russian oil company in which BP has a big stake. BP’s stock fell after new sanctions were announced.
  • What has changed one year after Rana Plaza

    Apr 24, 2014 | 4 min
    Improving factories has been slow for Bangladeshis and their international trading partners.
  • Is Abenomics working? Depends on who you ask.

    Apr 22, 2014 | 2 min
    President Obama travels to Japan on the first leg of his Asia tour.
  • Sherpas base salary is about $2,

    Apr 22, 2014 | 4 min
    Sherpas who work above base camp earn money on a bonus system.
  • Following The Money – A Real Pivot Or Not?

    Apr 21, 2014 | 3 min
    The President will visit East Asia this week – stopping in Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.
  • PODCAST: Is Netflix the new cable?

    Apr 21, 2014 | 7 min
    We look at Japan's surging trade deficit. And, for the past few weeks, God has quietly been ruling the box office.
  • Russia's annexation of Crimea comes with a cost

    Apr 18, 2014 | 3 min
    The Russian government faces many costs including the bill for infrastructure upgrades, increased salaries and pensions for officials.
  • Russia's annexation of Crimea comes with a cost

    Apr 18, 2014 | 3 min
    The Russian government faces many costs including the bill for infrastructure upgrades, increased salaries and pensions for officials.
  • New trade talks spark beef over tariffs

    Apr 18, 2014 | 2 min
    U.S. is pressuring Japan to remove import tariffs on pork and beef
  • How will Americans react to 'China's Twitter?'

    Apr 17, 2014 | 2 min
    Weibo goes public on Nasdaq this Thursday. But there are big concerns over censorship.
  • Backlash over Crimea hits Russian economy

    Apr 16, 2014 | 3 min
    Growth has slowed and could drop to zero within months, Russian politicians admit.
  • China GDP growth slips to lowest level in 18 months

    Apr 16, 2014 | 2 min
    Sustained high GDP figures usually reflect unhealthy growth
  • Oman: 15 percent unemployment, but jobs are open

    Apr 16, 2014 | 3 min
    The minimum wage isn't high enough to attract unemployed locals.
  • Ukraine's economy, as felt on the street

    Apr 15, 2014 | 4 min
    "Ukraine needs help from abroad, that's what the interim government knows."
  • Global warming: 15 years to change things...

    Apr 14, 2014 | 3 min
    ...or else, says The U.N.’s climate panel.
  • In China, a city's water, poisoned

    Apr 14, 2014 | 3 min
    Lanzhou’s water supply was contaminated with Benzene, a cancer-causing chemical
  • Alternative indicator gives high scores to Costa Rica

    Apr 11, 2014 | 3 min
    When it comes to wellbeing, Costa Rica tops the list of countries in Latin America.

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