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  • Carlos Slim: Poor nation billionaires high on Forbes rich list

    Carlos Slim retained the top spot on the Forbes rich list for the second year in a row. The Mexican telecoms tycoon represents a growing trend of billionaires bubbling up from emerging markets worldwide. Over the past year, China doubled its number of billionaires, according to Forbes, and Moscow now has more billionaires than any other city. Of the 11 richest men in the world, the following five come from emerging economies in Latin America and Asia:
    03/10/2011 01:18 pm

  • Carl Icahn: market bear or savvy manager?

    Carl Icahn says he's giving investors their money back in case the stock market implodes. But is Carl Icahn anxious about the stock market or just avoiding federal scrutiny?
    03/09/2011 08:54 am

  • Africa Monitor Did the son of Equatorial Guinea's leader really try to buy a $380 million yacht called 'Zen?'

    Teodorin Obiang, son of the President of Equatorial Guinea, tried to buy the world's second most expensive yacht, according to Global Witness, an anticorruption advocacy group in London.
    03/08/2011 08:21 am

  • Apple app store: Changes roil users

    Apple begins charging 30 percent tax at its app store, which has some app publishers angry.
    02/17/2011 04:28 pm

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton royal wedding: Do monarchies still matter?

    Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding may have tinges of the turreted-castle fairy tale. But from romantic to ruthless, more than 40 modern monarchies, including Prince William's family, still influence global realities for better or worse.
    02/16/2011 12:52 pm

  • Horizons Mark Zuckerberg joins Jesse Eisenberg on SNL

    Mark Zuckerberg and Jesse Eisenberg met for the first time in the studios of Saturday Night Live. So how did the Facebook founder and the actor get along?
    01/31/2011 03:10 pm

  • Foreclosures on the rise: Is your city on the Top 10 list?

    Foreclosures have been huge in cities that rode the real estate bubble in the West and in Florida. But the fastest rise in foreclosures is taking place primarily in far less frothy metropolitan areas of the Southeast, according to a new report by RealtyTrac. North Carolina alone was home to four of the Top 10 fastest-rising foreclosure metros last year. While their foreclosure rates are still quite low compared with most places, these metros and their plight illustrate how the poor economy is driving the housing crisis now.
    01/28/2011 09:51 am

  • Africa Monitor The politics of being really, really rich

    A recent article in The Atlantic about the world's super rich makes it clear that it's an interest in humanity binds the poor to the rich.
    01/26/2011 02:46 pm

  • Vox News Keith Olbermann last show: Has MSNBC killed its golden goose?

    Keith Olbermann, last show on Friday, leaves MSNBC after eight years. His sudden exit, midway through his contract, has some saying he's been fired and others pointing to new owner Comcast.
    01/22/2011 11:53 am

  • The Top 10 political quotes of 2010

    The “who said what” buzz came in full force this election year through campaign ads, public appearances, and even tweets. But who are the politicians that shocked and zinged the most? Here’s a roundup of the year’s most memorable political quotes.
    12/29/2010 02:07 pm

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Endeavor Global, cofounded by Linda Rottenberg (here at the nonprofit’s headquarters in New York), helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

 
 
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