Greece's ERT is no more, at least over the air. The long-time public broadcaster lost its signal this week when the government decided to pull the plug, as the broadcasters were in mid-sentence. But the journalists have continued to work, moving their signal to the Internet.
The economic boom in Brazil has given more mobility to Brazilians looking to make it big, leading them to come to the United States. But as economic opportunities wax and wane here and there, increasingly, more Brazilians are moving back and forth, searching for their best option.
The latest economic data for the United States is encouraging. The budget deficit is declining, consumer spending is picking up and the government is collecting more in taxes. But there's the possibility this good news could leave the U.S. in a worse position in the long run.
Women are increasingly, by choice or necessity, taking on the role of primary financial supporter of their family. And while there's room to cheer that news, it's not all rosy. In fact, according to one expert, in many cases this reflects a rise in single motherhood, with all the challenges that brings along.
Hispanics are making up an increasing portion of the population and are becoming an increasingly large portion of the college student population as well. But as Hispanics break records for enrollment, they still lag when it comes to finishing their four-year degrees.
Spain's unemployment is persistently high, and the latest effort to combat that doesn't seek to get businesses hiring again, but seeks to get individuals to go into business for themselves. But there are a host of practical and cultural barriers in their way.
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.
In China, social benefits are tied to where you live. And they vary widely from urban to rural areas. But as more Chinese decide to abandon their farms and move to cities, this system of denying them benefits in their new homes is proving problematic -- and possibly untenable.
Japan's society has been roiled by the tsunami and disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant. At one credit union, the CEO has decided that it will do its part to help eliminate nuclear power in the country. And he's rewarding his customers who do the same.
Spain's economic recovery has been slow -- if at all. And as the economic malaise persists, families are making choices about what they spend. So, when the $400 bill comes to keep a horse another month, many families are saying no more and abandoning them. Within months, the horses are dead, if not rescued.