Two Indian men experimented with life at the poverty line. Their blogs and media appearances seem to have spurred a movement among middle class Indians to better the lives of some 80 percent of the population.
The United States has lost about a third of its manufacturing jobs since 2001, many to foreign competition. To help stem this, the president is touting a national network of regional "manufacturing hubs" based on a German model.
Each Christmas, dozens of Québécois make the trip south to New York City to sell Christmas trees. The World's Alex Gallafent met a young couple from Montréal who are selling trees to fund their continuing travels around the world.
The World's Clark Boyd reports that a Dutch business professor has launched the "Institute of Brilliant Failures." It's designed to help people embrace failure and take chances, something he says the Dutch are fearful of doing.
It's been just over two years since the revolution that toppled Egypt's longtime dictator. The transition to democracy has been anything but smooth and is affecting the country's economy in drastic ways. Local businesses are feeling the pinch.