The economy added zero jobs in August, and the stock market tumbled in response
Emerging markets in Asia-Pacific have investors who are more conservative than those in Japan and other developed Asian nations. The big problem for emerging markets: Investors are not planning ahead enough.
Cyclone Yasi flattened properties, overturned luxury yachts, and ripped up plantations. Australia's climate change adviser warns of more such storms to come.
Beware of 'iconic' buildings with funny names; they often presage economic collapse.
Satellite data of climate activity enable remote herders to obtain drought insurance.
At the Copenhagen global warming talks, high-level delegations have arrived to kick negotiations into high gear. But the question of money to help poorer nations grapple with the effects of climate change remains a sticking point.