It may seem hard to believe, but Toyota almost didn't make it in the US. Its first car, the Toyopet Crown, was a flop. Toyota helped establish a huge Japanese-American community in Torrance, California that finds it hard to imagine the company is moving on.
The Chinese internet giant Alibaba will soon be offering its shares to investors in US stock markets. Its initial public offering is expected to be one of the biggest in history. A Chinese shopper explains why she shops on the site.
Bangladeshis today are honoring the memory of those killed one year ago in the deadly factory collapse at Rana Plaza. Building owner Sohel Rana and several factory owners are in jail awaiting trial. Zafar Sobhan, the editor of the Dhaka Tribune explains why prosecution of the men would be a big step forward for the weak Bangladeshi justice system.
The US State Department has resumed non-lethal aid to the more moderate rebel groups in Syria. Along with food, medical supplies and communications equipment, the aid includes 43 Toyota pickup trucks. The BBC's Afghanistan correspondent David Loyn explains the value of pick-up trucks in war zones.
Authorities know Malaysia Airlines flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur late on Friday night headed for Beijing. But that's almost all that's known. About 45 minutes later, the plane was never heard from again.
Many Somalis have fled their homeland in the wake of that country's long civil war. As they've resettled, they've had a hard time finding employment. But program in Maine has tapped their native skills and is helping them get established as farmers.
The Ambassador wasn't the greatest car, but it was the first one manufactured in India. That's why car lovers and owners of the iconic machine are saddened by the news Hindustan Motors halted its production.
The US wine industry is rich with immigrant stories. And there are the elders among them, including winemaker Miljenko “Mike” Grgich. He turned 90 this year and his story is one that traces the modern history of American wine.
A Congressional report last fall urged American businesses and government agencies not to buy equipment from Chinese telecommunication giant, Huawei. The reason? It could be used as a backdoor for Chinese cyberspying.
Dan Richter started a bike shop in small-town Alberta to help him transition from military to civilian life. He didn't expect it would get him into a new kind of battle with one of the biggest bicycle brands in the world: Specialized.
Call it snowshoe art or perhaps folly in the freezing cold, but it takes imagination to create patterns that you can only see from a distance. And Alan Turing, the father of computer science, gets a posthumous pardon from Britain. Pakistan's long experiment in natural-gas cars is crashing. We also explore why Muslims and Jews are celebrating Christmas, and more, in today's Global Scan.
Rui Chenggang is well known for his provocative interviews with corporate and world business leaders for CCTV — the state-run Chinese Central Television. But last week, just before going on air, he was taken away by the authorities.
Australia's Quantas Airlines has ditched its 17-year alliance with British Airways to partner with Emirates Airline. That means its twice-daily 'kangaroo route' from Sydney to London will stop in Dubai instead of Singapore.
China has a middle class of some 300 million people. And more and more of them are traveling internationally. As the World's Jason Margolis found out in Massachusetts, American states are increasingly trying to market themselves to Chinese tourists.
A North Vietnamese businessman who last year bought the tiny town of Buford, Wyoming, has launched his international coffee business there. Pham Dinh Nguyen is hoping traditional Vietnamese style coffee will catch on.
The discussion in Washington is all about bailing out Wall Street. But U.S. car makers just got a big federal loan. The question is will it help Detroit automakers compete in the global market. The World's Jason Margolis has the story.
Until recently, investors from the oil-rich Persian Gulf region were buying up shares in big U.S. companies like Citigroup and Merrill Lynch. Not now. Reporter Ben Gilbert tells us why Persian Gulf investors are keeping their cash at home.