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'Abenomics' gives Tokyo sex trade a boost
Despite speculation to the contrary, "Abenomics" has proven to give Tokyo's sex trade a boost.
First marijuana brand planned by ex-Microsoft exec Jamen Shively (VIDEO)
Ex-Microsoft exec Jamen Shively is seeking $10 million in capital to launch plans to create the first national marijuana brand for medicinal and recreational users.
Euro zone unemployment hits record high — again
Unemployment once again hit a record high in April in the euro zone, topping 12 percent.
US stands to benefit by investing in sub-Saharan Africa
Commentary: Companies that ignore opportunities are 'leaving money on the table.'
Germany is the 'most popular country in the world'
Germany overtook Japan at first place in a survey carried out in 25 countries.
Tax haven no longer? Luxembourg resists change to lax regulations
Pressure mounts on Europe's richest country as campaign against tax evasion heats up.
The miserable plight of China’s millennials
As nearly 7 million students are set to graduate from Chinese universities this summer, some are saying they will enter the worst job market in China's history.
Millions of Italians stuck in poverty: Report
The poverty rate has more than doubled since 2010, according to Italy's national statistics institute.
A fighting president is the best antidote to GOP hyperventilating on ‘scandals’
Commentary: Amid IRS controversy, Congress should challenge Obama to join in revising the tax code.
Are treasurys falling out of favor with China?
China is increasingly investing in private markets rather than bonds, to the dismay of the US government.
Cambodia factory collapse: How did inspectors miss it?
Some thought Cambodia was a 'model' in the garment industry. But after a ceiling collapse at an Asics shoe factory, critics say they're dead wrong.
US and Vietnam: gradually becoming bittersweet partners?
Commentary: Increased trade setting the stage for defense and security arrangements.
BMW CEO to Germans: Chill out and start buying electric cars
What happens when angst meets precision engineering?
Going platinum: South Africa's miners in fresh strikes
Fresh unrest in South Africa’s troubled platinum belt has ignited fears of a return to the violence that last year left more than 50 people dead.
How China chokes its neighbors
Asia’s latest diplomatic flashpoint? Air pollution.
Venezuela has run out of toilet paper. Cue the hysteria.
Economists say Venezuela's shortages stem from price controls meant to make basic goods available to the poorest parts of society and the government's controls on foreign currency.
How 'Brixit' could affect UK business, economy
Many were upset that the queen did not promise a referendum on a UK exit from the EU.
G20’s secret shame: ignoring tropical diseases among world’s profoundly poor
Commentary: Mass administration of low-cost drugs around the globe could make a huge impact.
The Great Gatsby Curve
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the graph.
France's harsh contrast: glitzy Cannes opens, another recession sets in
Roaring '20s 'Gatsby' is set to be a Cannes showstopper, just as France sinks into a new recession. The irony surely is not lost on Mssr. Hollande.
Sharif’s election gives US an opening to help stabilize Pakistan
Commentary: Partisan US politics may undercut chances for a renewed US-Pak alliance.
Prince Harry: UK business ambassador?
Prince Harry shakes the party boy image with a serious tour on behalf of UK business.
London: All priced out and nowhere to go
With too few homes and exorbitant prices, London’s housing is reaching a crisis point.
From village to airport lounge
Foreign investors are transforming the atmosphere of London's poshest neighborhoods.
Need your caffeine fix? Central American coffee production expected to drop 17%
Coffee leaf rust outbreak in region is worst in 40 years.
Meet Zhang. He hacks for Beijing.
Hacking may be a threat "akin to a nuclear bomb." But the Chinese behind most attacks see it as a dull office job.
Bangladesh will raise the minimum wage for garment workers
Following a factory building collapse last month that has killed 1,127.
Cyprus financial troubles raise hopes for reunification
If there’s a silver lining to the divided island’s economic troubles, it’s that the two sides may come together to seek solutions.
Europe's other potentially toxic food: salmon
Baltic Sea salmon exports have been banned since 2002 for containing dangerous levels of pollutants. Some European companies bought them anyways.
Oh yeah, Egypt: Don't look now, but there's another crisis coming
Forget the revolution. The real problem in Egypt is the country's terrible economy.
The 10 most visited countries in the world (PHOTOS)
In the global race to collect passport stamps, these countries are the most popular.