Topic 1 Whale Watching Business Rising in Japan
Japan recently approved commercial whale hunting, ending a ban that lasted more than 30 years.
Topic 2 Wealthy Americans Renting Homes Instead of Buying
A study by the apartment search website RentCafe finds that more wealthy Americans are choosing to rent living spaces instead of buying them.
Topic 3 American Business Finds Lots of Women, Few Minorities
Diversity is making uneven progress in leadership positions of American business.
Topic 4 Independent Bookstores Growing in the US
Small, independent bookstores in neighborhoods across the United States are places to discover new books and make friends.
Topic 5 New Businesses Want to Sell Fake Meat to China
Some new companies that focus on plant protein are starting to do business in Hong Kong.
Topic 6 Aging Americans Means Shrinking Workforce
Americans are getting older, and family size is getting smaller. That means the United States will have less working adults in the future.
Topic 7 Shopping Street Rises from the Ashes of War in Libya's Benghazi
The old center of Benghazi suffered severe damage during Libya’s civil war.
Topic 8 Apple Set to Move Some Production outside China
American technology company Apple has reportedly asked its major suppliers to move 15 to 30 percent of their production outside of China.
Topic 9 Uber May Soon Expand to Senegal’s Capital
Transportation company Uber may soon be expanding its services to Senegal’s capital.
Topic 10 Are American Technology Companies Too Big?
Are big technology companies too big? Are they doing enough to protect users’ privacy?
Topic 11 Pawn Shops Offer Used Goods, Loans to People in Need
You never know what you will find in a pawnshop, stores which sell used goods.
Topic 12 Libyan Women Ignore Barriers to Launch Businesses
Inflation started reducing the value of Libyan assistant professor Seham Saleh’s state-paid earnings. So, she started selling drawings over the internet to help pay bills.
Topic 13 Why US Workers Are Stressed
More than half of American workers say they are stressed because their employers do not give them the information they need to do their jobs.
Topic 14 Japanese Women Stand Against High Heels
Thousands of Japanese women have joined a social media campaign against rules for what kind of clothing is acceptable at work.
Topic 15 Facebook to Enter Financial World with Launch of Cryptocurrency
Facebook has announced the launch of its own digital currency in a major new push into the worldwide financial services industry.
Topic 16 Beijing Orders Muslim Food Sellers to Remove Arabic, Islamic Images
Chinese officials have ordered Muslim food sellers in Beijing to remove words and images connected to Islam from their business signs.
Topic 17 College Textbook Company Goes ‘Digital First’
One of the he world’s biggest education company says it will release all of its books for the United States college market in digital form first.
Topic 18 Japan to Use Robot Assistants in 2020 Olympics
A robot designed to carry things moves quickly across a field to gather equipment at a sports event.
Topic 19 Life Begins at 70: Older South Koreans Find New Jobs, Abilities
When Kim Chil-doo was young, he says, he wanted to be a model. But he gave up that idea to make money. Now, at age 65, he appears in television advertisements and fashion magazines.
Topic 20 Beekeeping Brings Income to West Virginia
West Virginia has long been known as an important coal producing state in the eastern United States. But the coal business is slowing. Many mines are closing, leaving their workers without a job.