Global Business

May 8, 2020

Lockdown orders puts new strain on marriages

Wedding season has begun in many parts of the world. But, the number of couples tying the knot has fallen this year, mostly due to COVID-19 restrictions.

​In the United States, marriage rates were already in decline, but the impact of a global pandemic is also bringing extra stress to the family dynamic.

May 7, 2020

Prestigious startup program tackles COVID-19

It’s one of the most prestigious startup programs in Silicon Valley—the Stanford-based StartX.

The program says their startups are nearly three times more likely to reach a $100 million dollar valuation and that more than 90-percent of its venture-backed startups are still growing.

But now it’s taking on a new challenge—COVID-19.

May 6, 2020

Amazon plans new jobs in Colombia

Online retailer Amazon says it plans to create one thousand new jobs in Colombia. Analysts say the move comes at a good time as Colombia deals with rising unemployment because of the coronavirus.

May 5, 2020

Podcasting during COVID-19

Podcasting is a booming industry. With millions now sheltered at home, you’d think listeners would now be at an all-time high. You might be surprised.

May 5, 2020

Mexican students develop respirators

During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital capacities and medical supplies are a concern across the globe. After seeing this problem in Mexico, one team of space travel engineers has joined forces to help fight supply shortages.

May 1, 2020

TV pilot season delayed amid the pandemic

Major American broadcasters use the so-called “pilot season” in the spring to come up with their new television show​s. ​It typically runs from February to May –  but COVID-19 restrictions brought most productions to a ​halt, throwing the entire broadcast industry into limbo. Experts in show […]

March 25, 2020

Cuban rivers run clean

The rivers in the central Cuban province of Cienfuegos were the subject of tests for water quality by a joint expert team of Cuban and U.S. scientists, who collected water and sediments samples in 25 local river basins only to find out that they were relatively free of pollution.

January 10, 2020

The future of Boeing

Boeing, one of the world’s biggest aerospace companies, became a household name in 2019 after its 737 Max aircraft were involved in two fatal plane crashes. That aircraft was grounded and still remains out of the skies with no clear sign as to when it could return.

November 26, 2019

Tech focus: HAX accelerator gives startups access to global supply chain

Many U-S technology companies are finding themselves caught in the cross-hairs of the trade wraith China, being forced to pay higher prices for components. But that hasn’t stopped U-S startups from forging ties with China’s supply chain. Mark Niu has the details on the HAX Accelerator and its new batch of startups.