Barbie has a new home in Berlin — and it's literally life-sized. But the protests have been out-sized as well. The Barbie Berlin Dreamhouse opened on Thursday, but protests have already been intensifying. On one recent day, protesters strapped a Barbie doll to a cross and set the cross on fire. Protesters say Barbie sends the wrong message.
Political activists have focused increasing amount of energy on convincing large organizations to divest themselves from organizations that profit from the exploitation of fossil fuels. Now, those activists say, they're seeing progress. But they have a long road ahead of them.
As the death toll continues to rise in a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, a miracle. A woman was pulled alive from the rubble on Friday. But another eight people died in a factory fire on Wednesday. One economist says a small change would make all the difference.
When it comes to detergent, the price is in the packaging. A lot of the price, anyway. And that means people get a better deal when they buy in bulk. But for many families surviving day by day, bulk buying is an unthinkable luxury. So one entrepreneur decided to do away with the packaging all together.
In the city of Darwin, Australia, there are nearly as men crocodiles as people. A dramatic turnaround for a species that was hunted nearly to extinction. But as the two populations grow, and grow together, deadly collisions are happening.
China's been on a road to greater economic freedom for decades. But as the country seeks to move from developing world to developed world, the pressure is on the move state enterprises out of key economic sectors and let the private sector play a greater role in fueling the country's economic growth.
Mexican entrepreneurs are looking to north to build on successes their businesses are already having in their home country. But this can be difficult. So now, both Mexican and American officials are seeking ways to augment these ties -- for the benefit of both countries.
London's sewer system, like in most major cities around the country, are often clogged by accumulations of fat that must be freed by sewer workers. But now, London is trying to turn that trash literally into treasure. They want to use the fat to fuel a power plant.
In most of South Korea, people are taking the North's sabre-rattling with a big grain of salt. But on islands along the border, especially on Baengnyeong Island, people are a bit more tense. And all of the strong words are hurting the islands' economy, as well.
Peugeot's hoping to revolutionize the hybrid car market with a little bit of air. Rather than storing energy in a complex system of batteries, Peugeot is building a car that will store energy in an air tank. And they're seeing strong results in fuel savings.