Deconstruction of a home to reuse or resell its materials is gaining popularity as a more environment-friendly alternative to demolition. Sometimes it even saves money.
Proponents of Wal-Mart's $2.37 billion move to acquire South Africa's Massmart say it will bring needed jobs. Opponents worry about a flood of Chinese goods. Will South Africa approve the bid?
The nation's mining reforms are poised to set a new precedent for working with foreign investors.
Iraq claims to have the world's second-largest oil reserves, but 1 in 6 Iraqis live in poverty. Protests have already forced three provincial governors to resign.
The once debt-encumbered country’s four-year fishing agreement with the European Union expires next month. The world’s wealthiest monetary zone currently pays just 7 million euros or $10 million a year.
It's undeniable the middle class is growing in China, Brazil and India. But in the US, the term "middle class," is notoriously vague. Almost everyone, it seems, identifies themselves as middle class, regardless of wealth, income, profession, or education. That's why most politicians will describe policies they oppose as "punishing the middle class" and policies that they support as "helping the middle class." One popular definition, provided by The Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, identifies American families as middle class if they have incomes between $25,000 and $100,000 each year. That's a wide spread, but a perhaps a useful one: If you see someone who makes $75,000 a year more than you as belonging to your class, you're much less likely to revolt against them. But is it true? Grab a pencil and piece of paper – or a Mont Blanc pen and some embossed gold floral deckle edge stationery – and take our quiz to find out where you stand in America's socioeconomic pecking order.
Alassane Ouattara was sworn in as the country's president and cocoa exports critical to the nation's economy have resumed. But the damage from the recent power struggle that claimed 3,000 lives still lingers.
Emerging nations, like Brazil, India, and China, are challenging the US in the automobile industry. Consider the question below and check out staff writer Greg Lamb's article on the evolving world car market.
Agustin Carstens, the Mexican central bank governor, says that developing countries need a larger say in the policies of the International Monetary Fund.
Highest-paying majors: Based on first-of-its-kind Census data, the report by Georgetown University in Washington also found that majors are highly segregated by race and gender.
Many tax breaks are government spending by another name. But tax breaks don't get the scrutiny that direct spending does.
Sony hackers: Sony Corp. spokesman Shigenori Yoshida said Tuesday that personal data including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses may have been stolen. Yoshida said no credit card numbers have been affected.
Foreign audiences paid a quarter-billion dollars to see 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' on opening weekend, but the American box office didn't reach $100 million. How Hollywood is changing to appeal to international filmgoers.
Emerging-market drivers now buy the majority of the world's cars. The BRIC nations lead the charge that will boost auto sales for new and established automakers.
McDonald's chicken will be more French and more 'neutral.' Topping the McDonald's chicken sandwich: mirepoix.
Even as America’s middle class plateaus, says author and CNN host Fareed Zakaria, emerging nations are celebrating a confident new class of consumers.
Although 56 million households have joined Latin America's middle class, many lack the benefits and job security to ensure stability.
A new Volkswagen and a Singapore vacation are the badges of affluence for one Chinese couple. But consumer choice, not political choice, is the only freedom China's middle class now enjoy.