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Disaster Relief Role for World’s Longest Aircraft

  Thank you Brits for transforming a U.S. Army airship into the world’s longest aircraft – and a disaster relief revolution. This large craft runs on helium and has the capability to land pretty much anywhere with a level surface. Airlander 10, a craft sold from the U.S. Army back to its original British designers,...

China Yuan Band Widening Just One Small Step in Reform Push

China loosened its handle on its yuan currency – but only more ambitious reforms will produce real convertibility over time. Reuters reporter Tara Joseph sits down with Scotiabank’s Senior Currency Strategist, Sacha Tihanyi. A Quick Fix? Tara Joseph: “Widening of the yuan trading band over the weekend, not good for people who were taking a night...

Ukraine, China Send Wall Street to Five-Week Low

The concerns outside the United States have crushed signs of progress in the United States. After five weeks, the S&P 500 hits a new low – shooting stocks to their lowest close since early February. Meanwhile, across the ocean from Wall Street, Ukraine and Russia are still in the thick of a crisis. With Russia...

What Next For 25-Year-Old Internet?

The computer may not scream, “I’m a big deal,” but… frankly, it is. It changed the world – and here we are years later still enjoying the benefits of it. Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web on this device and loaned it to London’s Science Museum yesterday. The British scientist handed in his first proposal...

Heliostat Spreads Light Into Darkest City Corners

It’s the perfect marriage between nature and technology. The skyline in Sydney, Australia just introduced a new way of sharing the sun waves. Its newest building features a horizontal platform which houses a heliostat – a collection of mirrors. When the sunlight hits the building, the waves are redirected to an area in the city...

Migrant Entrepreneurs Prove Their Worth

The headlines are buzzing about immigration, especially as the 2015 elections are quickly approaching for Britain. Shockingly, migrant entrepreneurs play a much bigger role than previously believed. We can thank migrant entrepreneurs for starting one in seven UK companies. Surinder Arora is part of that one in seven. Unable to speak a word of English,...

Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane A “Mystery”

After a Malaysia Airlines plane vanishes in thin air, many try to explain or pinpoint the mystery. In search of a mere trace of the missing jetliner, search and rescue planes are swarming around the waters right off of southern Vietnam. Early Saturday morning, 239 people disappeared. They were all on board Flight MH370 coming...

‘Eco’ Coal Pellets To Help Poland Cut Emissions

  Poland kills two birds with one stone. Not only does it bypass the EU’s carbon emissions requirements, it also invents eco-friendly coal. Coal-fired power stations generate 90% of Poland’s electricity. VARMO pellets are all the rage. These coal-based carbon pellets include biofuel components such as glycerine. The huge perk is that they are non polluting....

Wealth Strategies: Yuan Fall May Creep Past China’s Borders

The yuan is plunging, and it may be taking China and other emerging market currencies down with it. But, there’s still hope for recovery… Reuters Reporter Tara Joseph gets a one-on-one interview with Mitul Kotecha, Credit Agricole’s Global Head of Foreign Exchange Strategy… Policy-Driven Currency Tara Joseph: “The yuan seemed like a one-way bet, Mitul. And...