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Brazil's Massive State-Owned Oil Company Has Become A National Nightmare

The country's stock market has become a whipsaw, and its currency, the real, has hit a nine-year low.<p>All of this is due to a far-reaching corruption scandal at one massive company, Petrobras.<p>In the last month the company's stock has fallen by 35%.<p>Petrobras is a $58.9 billion oil and gas company, of …

Brazil

Why Germans Work Fewer Hours But Produce More: A Study In Culture

When many Americans think of Germany, images of WWII often come to mind. But what many people don't realize is that Germany is the industrial powerhouse of Europe, and is a leading manufacturer of goods for export to developing Asian nations. We don't hear about the superiority of German …

Drones 'flying off the shelves' ahead of UK's festive season

LONDON — The skies will be busier on Christmas morning, thanks to this year's big ticket item. Drones, in all shapes and sizes, are filling …

4 Things You Must Do to Get the Salary You Deserve

The top workplace question I get asked about from young women is, <i>"How do I negotiate the salary for a new job?"</i><p>Sorry, that's not quite right. What they usually ask me, all too apologetically, is <i>"Is it okay to ask for more money?"</i><p>In other words, will their would-be boss be put off by their demands? …

Employment

The Race to Save the World's Chocolate

A shortage of the beloved confection will soon be upon us, analysts say. Counteracting it could involve brand-new strains of cacao.<p>Blame climate change. Or pestilence. Or China's Westernizing taste in candy. Blame, perhaps, Ebola.<p>Regardless, the world is running out of chocolate. In 2013, the world …