Despite winning a long court battle, Ecuadorian plaintiffs seeking repayment for environmental destruction have been unable to collect from Chevron, the company the indigenous people and their lawyers blame for the leaked oil contaminating the land and water.
Apple reinvented the mobile space when it launched the iPhone, and then upended it again when it opened up its operating system, iOS, to third party developers. Now it's trying to recapture some of that mojo with its first major overhaul of the software, set to be released in the fall.
Genetically modified crops are powerfully controversial around the world. Recently, when GM wheat was discovered in Oregon, countries rushed to ban all wheat imports from the area. In Uganda, suspicions are high. But as the country faces critical danger to one of its staple crops, cassava, the only option may be genetics.
A new federal report indicates that Americans across the spectrum are increasingly choosing to go back and earn a college degree. And for some in college, there's new motivation to make sure they finish and get their diploma.
African Americans took the biggest hit in employment numbers after the recession and have seen the numbers recover more slowly. In response, governments at different levels have taken a series of steps to help address the problem -- including some issuing a prohibition on asking about prior criminal convictions on job applications.
As the developing world becomes more affluent, many of the newly rich are wanting to have butlers and other personal servants. The gold standard for those personal servants is butlers trained in the United Kingdom, which has created a demand that far outstrips supply.
As the United States begins to withdraw from Afghanistan after more than a decade of military involvement, China is beginning to increase its presence, both diplomatically and financially.
For immigrants, learning English can be a major barrier to economic and social success in this country. In California, employers have agreed to put a few cents per hour into a fund to help them do just that. But in some cases, companies are going a step further.
Big cafeterias are rarely seen as bastions of culinary and environmental innovation. But with on-site eating taking on a bigger role at companies like Google and on college-campuses, these industrial kitchens are increasingly driving developments in what's for lunch -- and how its prepared.
Pakistan faces a recurring problem keeping the lights on. And not just the lights, but also the factories. There are regular blackouts in the country, but the new prime minister has promised to get the power turned back on, and kept on regularly.