business & economy
Ethiopia saw a number of its people leave the country decades ago, when a communist government took power. Now, with the country having achieved stability, and the country trending upward, many emigrants are returning home. And they're bringing business and economic success with them.
President Barack Obama called for an increase in minimum wage in his State of the Union address -- increasing it from $7.25 to about $9. increasing minimum pay is often controversial, and business owners and economists are hoping to find middle ground.
The harder and longer someone works, the more tasks get completed. Or so logic would seem to say. Now, critics are saying productivity actually increases as workers slow their pace.
Falconry has been an integral part of the heritage of the United Arab Emirates. And despite the rapid modernization the country has undergone, falconry remains culturally significant. So much so that there's a massive veterinary hospital devoted to caring for the birds.
Huawei is one of the biggest tech companies you've largely heard little about. That's in no small part because the company has been largely blocked from moving into the U.S. market in any major way, because of security concerns. But the company is already here, in ways not readily seen.
Despite voters rejecting California's Prop 37, other states are now considering similar initiatives to require labeling of genetically modified food. In Washington, grassroots leaders are hoping for a victory against the deep-pocketed food industry.
Immigrants have been major components of the agricultural system in California and Texas for years. But recently, they've become more prevalent in the Midwest as well. Now, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is stepping up its outreach to them, to help them succeed.
India's slums are troubled places for families to live. But for many, it's unavoidable. But a new group, Prayasam, is trying to make those places better -- and the group is using the determination and idealism of children to get there.
Livestock and cities don't often go together. Derided as causing diseases, or car accidents, there are often rules against keeping them in urban areas. But there's a movement to allow urban farming and it's changing lives in one African city in Kenya.
Unmanned aerial vehicles have become popular tools in America's wars, but that technology is working its way back stateside. Already, there are a few domestic uses of drones, mostly by law enforcement and the military. But manufacturers have much bigger ideas in mind.