Category: World

Venezuela is Spiraling Downward Quickly

Have you seen the projected inflation rate in Venezuela? It is expected to increase 481% this year and by a staggering 1,642% next year. That’s right. Those numbers are correct. The report is from new estimates released Tuesday by the International…
Oil Prices Hit New High For This Year

U.S. crude oil prices jumped 4.5% to $42.17 a barrel, after Russian news agency Interfax reported the deal. However Russian agencies declined to comment on the news as did Qatar, which holds the rotating presidency of OPEC, the oil cartel.…
Panama: Huge leak alleges elites hiding money

Today several major media outlets have posted the results of an investigation into the financial dealings of some of the rich and powerful, based on a huge number of documents that have been handed over by an anonymous source. The International…
Free Calls To Belgium from the United States

Many major wireless carriers are offering free calls and texts in and out of Brussels and parts of Belgium after the attacks there that killed 30 and injured over 100 on Tuesday. These are the companies participating: AT&T Verizon T-Mobile Sprint…
The South African Wine Industry is Booming!

It’s a rare bright spot in a not so shining economy: South Africa’s winemakers are winning new markets around the world and with that they are carving out a niche for themselves. Although on a whole the country is struggling when…
What’s the real story behind India’s $4 smartphone?

Just days after launching with a huge amount of fan fare, a cutting-edge device with a rock-bottom price is being blasted by industry officials and analysts. Ringing Bells unveiled its Freedom 251 smartphone on Wednesday. The phone touts features that…
Investors are freaking out over European banks

The world once again is getting a bit nervous about the health of big banks based in Europe. Not only are bank stocks currently plummeting at what many feel is an alarming pace, investors are now making bets that some banks might even…

Anonymous has declared cyberwar against the Islamic State in retaliation for the Paris terrorist attacks, the question many are asking is: how can a hacker group actually do? More than likely it will begin with taking over and shutting down…
Singles Day broke records in China

The shopping mega phenomenon of “Singles Day” might have broken all the records records in China, but it failed to capture the attention of U.S. consumers, according to a report released Wednesday. The Adobe Digital Index showed that the 24-hour…