Business and Economy
Paternity leave is often under-utilized, even in the countries where it's offered. But a new report finds that countries that are changing the way parental leave must be taken are finding striking success in boosting their economies, changing home roles and even opening up new opportunities for women.
Along the border in Texas, tattoos are common. Some of them are religious in nature, others are cultural. But either way, there are tattoo artists who are staying busy fullfilling a local desire by people to express themselves, and their struggles....
The financial investment and hours of planning that go into a wedding might prevent some from canceling their special day. But a new online business hopes to lessen the financial burden by buying canceled weddings and re-selling them to the last-minute or thrift-minded bride and groom. ...
American workers are pushing their retirement further down the road finding that rising life expectancies mean they'll need more income. Some say these older workers could bring an opportunity for companies to create new work models to accommodate older workers....
Immigrants looking to start small businesses in the United States run up against a problem -- there's really no visa program that lets them do that. There's a movement, and its gaining some traction in Congress, to introduce a new visa program targeted specially at immigrant entrepreneurs....
Vultures, yes vultures, are increasingly important to the economy and health and safety of a poor, rural area of Bulgaria. The vulture of the Eastern Rhodope Nature Reserve not only dispose of local dead animals, preventing disease, but also are a powerful tourist draw....
Many Palestinians depend on jobs in Israel for their livelihood. But it's not easy for them to get to those jobs. A new bus line has opened up, but some Palestinians say its just another example of the division between Israelis and Palestinians....
Billions of dollars from state and local governments are under scrutiny because private corporations are using them to fund tax-free projects. One reporter says this is a loophole that needs to be reviewed....
Greece is the poster child of European economic crisis. But across the Aegean Sea is Turkey, with a booming economy. The two neighbors, though, are long-time enemies. This new economic disparity, however, is alleviating old pains and bringing the two countries' people closer together....
A new book looks at America's packaged and industrial food world and just what makes processed food so tempting to us. But, according to the book's author, even despite the accessibility of processed foods, more Americans today are changing their eating habits to be healthier....
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- Woman pulled alive from rubble of Bangladesh factory collapse; expert calls for reform
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- Spain's weak economy leads families to abandon domesticated horses to die
- Obama, Boehner aiming for post-Christmas deal to avoid fiscal cliff
- In India, economic growth hasn't led to food security
- 6 questions that help explain how the fiscal cliff will affect you
- Charlotte restaurant serves up free meals, jobs, fellowship for homeless
- Economist says the American retirement system has failed
- Libor manipulation scandal may have cost cities and states millions in losses
- Tech entrepreneur starts online service to connect travelers with home-cooked meal
- To increase local food production, crowded Singapore grows up
- California group helps immigrants move into traditional financial sector
- Chilean social entrepreneur saves families money by taking detergent out of its packaging
- Communities seek to forge small business ties between Mexico, U.S.
- Singapore transplants create iPad app, comic book spinoff, to teach Chinese to English speakers
- Pakistani man turns dust into treasure
- Asian market in Missouri becomes hub of many different immigrant communities
- Successful energy development program in Haiti shut down because of funding
- Arab Spring presents opportunities for Middle Eastern women entrepreneurs
- Brazil looks to education to improve upward social mobility
- In South Africa, death in family puts high schooler at the helm
- Entrepreneurs trying to coax climate-friendly food from world's driest places
- China's 'Clean Your Plate Campaign' seeing progress in reducing food waste
- China ups presence in Afghanistan as U.S. withdraws
- South African students face real danger in simply getting to school each day
- China's economy at crossroads between freer enterprise, state control
- Chinese land reform efforts move ahead with more fits than starts
- China's one-child policy increasingly being questioned
- Asia Development Bank imagines fleet of electric trikes to help Manila
- FoodCorps grows food for education and change
- Public Radio International acquired by Boston public broadcaster WGBH
- Federer's Wimbledon win generates six-figure donation to British charity
- Susan G. Komen foundation reverses decision to defund Planned Parenthood
- California-based Cold War museum tries to preserve reminders of bygone era
- Peace Corps looking for more volunteers among AARP age group
- America's food pantries find rising need leading to empty shelves as Thanksgiving arrives
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