Politics & Business


India contributed to nearly 60% of the global rise in poverty in 2020

Published March 18, 2021, 2 p.m. by rssfeed

New research from Pew suggests that India is one of the biggest losers in the Covid-19 era.

IKEA has replaced its print catalog with an audiobook

Published March 18, 2021, 1:42 p.m. by rssfeed

Published on Spotify, Audible, and YouTube, the audiobook is essentially a quippy version of the 2021 IKEA catalog for the US market.

A 30-year overnight space business success

Published March 18, 2021, noon by rssfeed

Iridium proved—eventually—that a blank-check company can be a good pairing for a space business.

'Unapologetically progressive': Karen Carter Peterson fights to become first Black woman Louisiana sends to Congress

Published March 18, 2021, 11 a.m. by rssfeed

Karen Carter Peterson wants to make history.

The US wood shortage can be traced to a decades-old beetle infestation in Canada

Published March 18, 2021, 10:22 a.m. by rssfeed

Lumber prices in the US have risen sharply through 2020 and into 2021. Climate change and a beetle infestation from 20 years ago have a lot to do with it.

By one key measure, Alibaba is no longer China’s largest e-commerce company

Published March 18, 2021, 9:25 a.m. by rssfeed

Its annual active user in 2020 reached 788.4 million, surpassing Alibaba's 779 million.

US-China talks, Canadians on trial, AI hearing aids

Published March 18, 2021, 9:25 a.m. by rssfeed

The top stories of the day included murder charges in the Atlanta shootings, and US-China talks in Alaska.

Tanzania braces for uncertainty after the death of its president

Published March 18, 2021, 9:25 a.m. by rssfeed

In the wake of the passing of its president, all eyes are on vice president Samia Hassan, whose task it will be to lead the country through precarious economic and …

Is India adequately assessing the deaths reported after Covid-19 vaccines?

Published March 18, 2021, 7:37 a.m. by rssfeed

A group of 29 doctors, researchers, and healthcare professionals have written to India’s health minister and those on the committee for the Covid-19 vaccines expressing their worry over the lack …

“I am less afraid of Covid now”: Why people in Mumbai are ignoring the fresh wave

Published March 18, 2021, 6:16 a.m. by rssfeed

“You hardly see news about people dying because of Covid these days—even people who get Covid don’t have severe symptoms."