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The coal industry is finally closing more plants than it’s building
For more than half a century, coal has held on to its position as one of the world’s top energy sources. Coal supplies 38% of ...
It is time for the “lipstick index” to go away for good
During dire economic times, lipstick sales spike—or so goes the logic of the “lipstick index,” a shorthand to gauge consumer ...
The US is building a new Great Firewall
The "Clean Network" initiative aims to root out Chinese apps and other tech products from the US internet, which some say is ...
The average Roku user streamed a record-breaking 340 hours of TV last quarter
Roku Inc., manufacturer of the popular streaming media devices, reported its second-quarter earnings yesterday (pdf). The ...
Why every woman should learn the rule of thirds
In trying to explain how I made the career choices that I did to grow in my industry, I concluded that I had simply practiced ...
The problem with Zimbabwe using a $3.5 billion sovereign bond to compensate white farmers
With an ailing economy, the country simply doesn’t have the resources to meet its commitment to white farmers.
Disney is testing if its streaming subscribers will pay $30 extra to watch “Mulan”
The pandemic convinced Disney to try a hybrid model of film distribution, putting "Mulan" online in some markets and in ...
If we want to transform African economies, we must look beyond relying on governments
With Africa’s transformation, two areas tower above the rest for public–private partnerships: closing the education and ...
The data on Covid-19 and pregnancy is woefully incomplete
Initial research suggests that women who have Covid-19 at the time of delivery may experience complications, and that fetuses ...
Most of Africa will not have access to Covid-19 vaccines for up to a year after approval
Researchers have been warning for months that production constraints and hoarding could limit Covid-19 vaccine supplies. For ...
Africa’s largest retailer is looking to quit Nigeria but its exit strategy is still unclear
Shoprite's stock shot up 10% on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Monday in the wake of news of its proposed Nigerian exit.
BP said it will cut oil production 40% and the stock market didn’t blink
One of the world’s largest oil companies just announced it would cut 40% of its oil production. During an investor ...