Facebook and Apple are now helping female employees cover the cost of freezing their eggs. It may seem like an important family-friendly perk, but some women say it's not much without bigger steps to help women — and men — plan for and support their families.
Uniqlo, a Japanese clothing store, has become a darling in the US for its design and clean, cheery shopping experience. But some workers say that's possible because of a harsh company culture that imposes strict rules and mistreats employees.
Bolivian President Evo Morales is staking his bid for a third term on improving the lot of his poorest citizens. But many of those poor Bolivians work in mines, where conditions are deadly and there's little sign that anything is set to improve.
Ai-jen Poo, the director of National Domestic Workers Alliance, just won a MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as the "genius grant." She describes how it feels to win the prestigious award and how it might affect her work with America's "visible invisible" domestic workers.
Thousands of Chinese workers, many of them teenagers, become seriously ill from chemicals used in factories producing Apple products. A new documentary called "Who Pays The Price?" is following the lives, and deaths, of some workers and may have already led to changes in the Apple's foreign practices.
You've got a college education, maybe a higher degree and a professional job. Surely you aren't threatened at work by technology, right? Think again, say two scientists at the MIT Center for Digital Business. But they also predict a coming golden age of free time and creativity.
The power struggle at Market Basket, a New England grocery chain, made international news and shut down much of the chain's operations. Workers and suppliers went on strike when their beloved CEO was fired in a family feud. And the workers actually won.
New York University, the Louvre and Guggenheim Museums all plan to open up branches in the Emirates. The structures that will house these cultural entities are being built by workers living and working in very difficult situations.
The choice of Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup was controversial from the start, but calls to move the tournaments are growing. Now members of Congress have joined the effort. But is it a principled stand against corruption and labor abuse, or an excuse to win hosting rights for the US?
Adults in Switzerland could be in for a windfall, under a proposal set for a national referendum. The government would provide every adult $2,750 a month, every month, in what's known as a "basic income." One economist says it's not as whacky as it may seem to us.
For some foreigners, the H1B, a temporary, skilled-worker visa, is one way to work legally in the US; Some argue that companies pay H1B holders less than their American counterparts, while foreigners can feel shackled to their employers.
People in the West African country of Senegal have made their living from the sea for generations. But overfishing has put the region's fish stocks in crisis. And the Senegalese are struggling to find a solution. Jori Lewis has this report.
Many Mexican families are tuned into news from Washington and whether Congress will change immigration laws. From the public radio collaboration Fronteras Desk, Jude Joffe-Block reports from Mexico about families hoping for long-awaited reunions.
Shopkeepers in the main bazaar of Iran's capital, Tehran, shut down for the day on Sunday. They were protesting a sales tax imposed by Iran's president. The work stoppage worked -- the tax was suspended.
A leading Zambian journalist went on trial today for circulating pornography. She sent government officials photos of a woman who had to give birth in a hospital parking lot. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jo Fidgen in Lusaka
Belgium may get high marks for its beer, chocolate or waffles. But many will tell you that when it comes to customer service, the country's among the worst. Clark Boyd reports on a new TV program that's trying to improve how customers are treated.
The popularity of the Islamic militant group, Hamas, among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip may be on the decline. Hamas won elections in 2006, but as Linda Gradstein reports, Gazans are not happy with its leadership.
Iceland's population is only about 317,000 people. Many are worried that the country's debt crisis will force the best and brightest to leave Iceland. Unemployment has risen from one to ten percent just in the last year. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.
The trial in China of four executives of mining giant Rio Tinto has ended, a defense lawyer has said. The trial has heightened concerns among the foreign business community in China. The World's Mary Kay Magistad is in Beijing.