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.
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.
Mexico City's water system is fragile, because the growth of the population has put a heavy burden on the underground aquifer that feeds the city. So some entrepreneurs have devised a system to collect and store rain water, to keep houses supplied.
Micro-unit apartments are gaining popularity in big cities, running out of space. Through smart design and creativity, the winner of New York's adAPT NYC competition has created a plan for smaller units, with smart design.
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.
Reoccurring problems with the lithium ion batteries used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have led to ongoing safety concerns. And with many engineers due to retire from the company, there's concern that American students won't be able to fill those spots.