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Is rainbow branding a step forward for diversity or a cynical corporate take-over?
The US consumer debt pile
Payday loans, auto loans and student loans are overwhelming a sector of American society
How will China's credit binge end?
Hasty borrowing by Chinese consumers may leave the country's economy with a debt hangover
Banning foreign home buyers - the New Zealand experiment
Have homes become cheaper since NZ radically changed the law on foreign ownership?
A degree from a screen?
How YouTube and other online platforms are coming to dominate our ideas of education
Why has Italy fallen out of love with the euro?
And is Italy's populist government cosying up to Russia instead?
Rome: Drowning in rubbish
Italy’s eternal city is overflowing with history - and rubbish
Life on Mars
What are the obstacles for a permanent base on the Red Planet?
Is air traffic control fit for purpose?
The system for keeping planes in the sky dates back to the 1940s - time for an overhaul?
The death of Venice?
The Venetians who say cruise ships and tourist hordes are killing their city
Britain's Brexit saviour?
Boris Johnson has promised to get the UK out of the EU by 31 October, "do or die"
The truth about natural gas
A bridge to a renewable future or just hot air?
Are we too scared of nuclear energy?
Why we fear nuclear radiation
When a work colleague dies
How companies and staff deal with death at work
Can our planet afford meat?
The battle between the world's biggest meat producers could be exhausting the earth
A Lesson in Pioneering Education
We look at the disruptive models of educating young minds across the globe
How the US fracking revolution is changing geopolitics
A global gig economy
Are freelancing platforms threatening worker's rights?
Sunscreen under the microscope
One dermatologist argues sunscreen isn’t always a good idea.
Vanuatu's missing women
What are the consequences of the country having no female MPs?
The smart home hype
Has technology really made our homes better?
How to be ambitious
Is it good or bad to be ambitious? And what do you do with it if you've got it?
A Brexit game of chicken
Is the UK's government really serious about a 'no-deal' Brexit?
What can music festivals teach us about toilet technology?
Vanuatu's sacred drink
Could the traditional beverage known as kava boost Vanuatu's struggling economy?
Should workers be offered unlimited paid leave?
Some employers are letting their workers take as much time off as they like.
Has 3D printing met the hype?
Are we any closer to the new industrial revolution promised a few years ago?
Are stock buybacks a corporate scam?
When corporations buy back shares is it for the good of the economy, or themselves?
Helping Africa feed itself
Supporting Africa's homegrown food-growing capacity
The singing president who disappeared
Turkmenistan's president mysteriously vanishes, while his country faces economic crisis
Ecommerce in Africa - still finding its way
Will online retailers overcome a lack of infrastructure and trust to conquer Africa?
The challenges facing Syrian refugees in Turkey
Are Syrians now paying the price of Turkey's economic slowdown?
The market's most feared recession signal
What's an inverted yield curve and what does it tell us about economic expectations?
Get in line! Why queues are good.
The economics of queuing
Why not buy Greenland?
What Trump's shock proposal tells us about sovereignty and Arctic geopolitics
How can women take charge of their finances?
Is the wealth management industry still too geared towards male clients?
Dying for insulin in the USA
Why do American diabetics have to pay so much for this life-saving drug?
Can we trust Rwanda's data?
Dodgy statistics and aid money in Africa
Hollywood vs Netflix
How are movie producers making money in the age of online streaming?
Air pollution gets personal
Can a greater understanding of how poor air quality harms us help us tackle this problem?
The hipster company that wants to save the world
Is WeWork an exciting new tech firm, or just an over-priced office rental business?
Brand Britain and Brexit
What the rest of the world makes of the UK's Brexit crisis
Can technology read minds?
The business of brain data
The world is running out of sand
A global construction boom is fuelling an illegal trade in sand used to make concrete
Tackling the male fertility crisis
Tech start-ups are finally giving attention to the steady global decline in sperm counts
Going after Google
US state authorities fear the search giant has too much power over what we buy
The cannabidiol craze
The cannabis extract is finding its way into soaps and cosmetics, but is it just a fad?
The cost of sending money home
Why it's time to start paying attention to the global remittances industry
Africa's mobile credit revolution
Will the roll out of online lending stimulate economic boom or just a credit binge?
Saudi oil output halved after attacks
Oil prices experienced a record rise after attacks on a Saudi oil facility
Oil prices surge after Saudi attack
Oil prices surged by 20% before settling up 10% after an attack on a Saudi oil facility
Update: General Motors workers go on strike
All members of the United Autoworkers union at GM have gone on strike
The surprising lessons lurking under the lid