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· November, 2013

Stories about Economics & Business from November, 2013

Business, Politics and the Revolving Door in the European Union

The so-called "revolving door", or when public sector officials move into private sector jobs and vice-versa, is becoming more of an issue in the European Union with every year.

How You Can Help Philippine Typhoon Victims

Thousands are dead in the Philippines and millions are homeless because of a super typhoon which hit the country last week. Here are some ways you can help.

Kazakhstan's “Bilingual” Currency Turns Twenty

An Alternative Guide to Colombo for CHOGM 2013

PHOTOS: Philippine Typhoon Survivors Desperate For Food, Water and Aid

Hungry and weary, some typhoon survivors are looting grocery stores and government warehouses to look for food, water, and other basic necessities.

Bachelor's Day Sets Online Shopping Record Again

Serbia Questions Whether Church Should be Exempt from Taxes

Newfound Oil Met With Hope, Concern in Benin

The Benin government has announced the discovery of a source of oil in the Sèmè-Podji region. The find has pleased some, but others remain skeptical.

Unveiling the Many Mysteries of the Monthly Energy Bill in Puerto Rico

Pilots’ Strike Leaves Caribbean Travelers Grounded

Caribbean travelers are being adversely affected by the LIAT pilots' strike - and they are sharing their frustrations on social media.

The FIRE Awards Winners for Internet Development in Africa

Global Demand for Quinoa Takes Toll on Andean Farmers and Consumers

Peru and Bolivia can't produce enough supply to satisfy global demand for quinoa, which is causing problems in the local market and affecting locals who used to consume it regularly.

The Caribbean's Financial Culture

PHOTOS: Snapshots of Life in a Manila Urban Poor Community

Despite the reported progress in the Philippines, Manila is still home to hundreds of thousands of informal settlers.

Goodbye “CUC”, Unification of Dual Monetary System Begins in Cuba

The phasing out of the convertible peso (CUC) has received significant attention from the international press, blogs, and economic analysts.

VIDEO: Chinese Respond to American Child's “Kill Everyone in China” Comment on Jimmy Kimmel Live

The best way to address antagonistic sentiment is a sense of humor and good knowledge of the subject of hatred.

Funny Money for Russia's Winter Olympics

The most recent Sochi Olympics scandal involves a new 100-ruble Olympic-themed banknote that the Russian Central Bank released last week.

Russian Internet Surveillance: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

In the latest news from Russia's slow but inexorable march to tighter control over the Internet, the Russian security apparatus is expanding its surveillance requirements for Russian ISPs.

Workers Launch General Strike in Indonesia

More than a million workers reportedly joined Indonesia's two-day general strike. Workers are demanding an increase in salaries, the implementation of universal health care and protection of domestic workers

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