Shannon Stapleton/Reuters Snow-covered cars at a dealership in New York in February 2009. In late 2012, Kathleen Boluch needed a new car — a drunk driver had left hers totaled — but she knew it wouldn’t be easy to get. Boluch, who lives in Massachusetts, was freelancing and wasn’t making much money. She didn’t have […]

REUTERS/Guillermo Granja Chinese President Xi Jinping (C), attends military ceremony in front of Carondelet Palace in Quito, Ecuador, November 18, 2016. China’s leaders are about to test the promise that holds their entire country together. It’s a pretty simple one: In exchange for accepting their authoritarian rule, for decades the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has […]

Earlier this year, US News published a survey of more than 16,000 people that determined Sweden is the best place in the world to have kids. Susanna Le Forestier, a 41-year-old mother of two, didn’t needed a study to tell her that. “It’s wonderful,” the Stockholm native tells Business Insider. Le Forestier is the head of […]

Abdul Aziz, Brocade’s country manager for Malaysia. Brocade is appointing Abdul Aziz Ali as country manager for Malaysia, where Abdul Aziz will be responsible for leading local operations and charting the company’s business growth in Malaysia. Bringing more than two decades of industry experience to Brocade, Aziz was most recently with BIT Group […]

Reuters Turkish Airlines announced on Monday that it has fired 211 employees for what the company called “attitudes and behaviors conflicting with the interest of our country.”  The announcement comes just 10 days after the a failed coup by members of the Turkish Army.   According to Turkish Airlines, the employees, whose employment contracts were terminated […]

Reuters Venezuelan protesters clash with riot police during a protest over food shortage and against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela, June 10, 2016. People have been saying Venezuela is on the verge of collapse for years, but its been a slow burn. Now, the nation that economist Steven Hanke has called “the most […]

Anthony Harvey / Getty Richard Branson voiced concern about the airline industry if Brexit goes through. Virgin founder and billionaire Richard Branson has thrown his support behind Britain remaining in the EU when the country votes in the June 23 referendum. Speaking at a press conference to unveil a new generation of trains in London […]

Thomson Reuters Man holds a framed portrait of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari outside the venue of Buhari’s inauguration in Abuja All copies of a version of Nigeria’s 2016 budget have vanished from parliament, according what an anonymous lawmaker told the BBC in a story published Tuesday. The budget, which was reportedly delivered to parliament at […]

Reuters A boy with blood on his chest and hand gestures in front of police after 14-year-old student Kluiver Roa died during a protest in San Cristobal, February 24, 2015. Unrelenting economic dysfunction and pervasive violence have already made Venezuela the most miserable country on the planet, according to one economist. And in the days before […]

ChinaFotoPress / Getty Germany’s biggest insurer, Allianz is partnering with Baidu, often dubbed the “Chinese Google” to launch an online insurance company in China, the Financial Times reports. Allianz will join up with China’s biggest search engine and investment group Hillhouse Capital to take advantage of the country’s fast-expanding insurance market. China’s insurance industry is […]