Russia makes a big deal out of International Women's Day. Women are celebrated, getting flowers and gifts. It's described as a combination of Mother's Day and Valentine's Day — all rolled into one.
Later this month, General Motors will temporarily stop production on its plug-in electric hybrid, the Chevy Volt. Sales of the vehicle have been below expectations and rather than start discounting the vehicle, General Motors will try to sell through inventory before restoring production.
As Myanmar is slowly welcomed back into the international community, and as it makes political reforms that have many in the country feeling free, finally, to speak their mind, locals are wondering when economic reforms will come around.
A new phenomenon, called “Cash Mobs,” is spreading across the country, changing the way people view local businesses. Similar to flash mobs, Cash Mobs organize customers to spend money at struggling locally owned businesses to support their community.
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping along with several Chinese leaders visiting Iowa on Feb. 15 agreed to purchase $4.31 billion worth of U.S. soybeans from Iowa farms. China is expected to sign more deals with a total record purchase of 12 million tons of soybeans this year.
In Juarez, Mexico, the once-bustling nightlife had been dead for years as violence erupted in the city. But, in recent months, as police have setup checkpoints and drug violence has stabilized and perhaps even subsided, the nightlife is returning.
As Europe's economy struggles through more bad news — debt downgrades, economic contraction and political unrest — at a meeting in China on Tuesday European leaders were told China would help them with their economic problems. But the promise was backed with few specifics.
As a low-level bureaucrat in 1985, Xi Jinping made a visit to Iowa on an agricultural mission. He's said to have fond memories of his trip. Now he's China's vice president and the most likely next leader for the country, he's heading back to Iowa on a more high-profile mission.
One Million Moms, a conservative group, is lobbying JCPenney to reverse its decision to bring on Ellen DeGeneres as the company's new spokeswoman. But the company is holding firm, saying DeGeneres, who is gay, shares their values.
A recent string of building collapses serve as a deadly reminder of the costs of not maintaining and inspecting aging infrastructure.