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WeWork’s competitors are out to prove they won’t be the next WeWork

WeWork’s competitors are out to prove they won’t be the next WeWork

It's an odd time to be an office-rental company.
The world of work is changing, but the career aspirations of teenagers are not

The world of work is changing, but the career aspirations of teenagers are not

Though the nature of work has changed dramatically since the turn of the century, kids' career aspirations have not.
Brexit has reversed a decades-long drop in the size of the UK’s civil service

Brexit has reversed a decades-long drop in the size of the UK’s civil service

There are about 25,000 government employees working on Brexit alone, a new report found.
China funds more coal plants in Bosnia as residents protest some of the world’s worst air quality

China funds more coal plants in Bosnia as residents protest some of the world’s worst air quality

Fine particle levels in Sarajevo have exceeded WHO limits every day in January.
Trump compared climate-change activists to “radical socialists” at Davos

Trump compared climate-change activists to “radical socialists” at Davos

The president decried the "prophets of doom" who he says are trying to undermine American liberty with their climate agenda.
“Act as if you loved your children above all else”: Greta Thunberg speaks at Davos

“Act as if you loved your children above all else”: Greta Thunberg speaks at Davos

The climate activist called upon business and political leaders to achieve zero emissions now, not "by 2050, 2030 or even 2021."
A major church and state case ignites ungodly amounts of debate at US Supreme Court

A major church and state case ignites ungodly amounts of debate at US Supreme Court

Two competing national ideals are at stake—religious freedom and the separation of church and state.
A battle is brewing over your financial data

A battle is brewing over your financial data

Tech companies are competing to build dominant networks for connecting financial institutions, whizzy apps, and consumers to each other.
Accenture took millions from an autocrat’s daughter despite corruption allegations

Accenture took millions from an autocrat’s daughter despite corruption allegations

Despite numerous red flags, Accenture shrugged off allegations of corruption against Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos.
How Africa’s richest woman bought her way out of scrutiny from Western banks

How Africa’s richest woman bought her way out of scrutiny from Western banks

Western giants like Citi, Deutsche and Barclays refused to work with Africa's richest woman. She found a way around the crackdown.
How Western advisers helped an autocrat’s daughter amass and shield a fortune

How Western advisers helped an autocrat’s daughter amass and shield a fortune

The former first daughter of Angola, Isabel dos Santos, created a shell empire to move tainted billions. Lawyers, accountants and consultants from some of the world's most respected companies made it
All the companies tied to Isabel dos Santos

All the companies tied to Isabel dos Santos

Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola's former president, siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars in public money out of one of the poorest countries on the planet. See all the companies she has
European fashion giants took millions from daughter of former Angolan autocrat

European fashion giants took millions from daughter of former Angolan autocrat

The relationship between Isabel dos Santos and Dolce & Gabbana runs deeper than her inclusion among Dolce’s “muses.”
Why the Trump and Clinton impeachments are nothing alike

Why the Trump and Clinton impeachments are nothing alike

It's natural to look to the past to understand the present. But comparisons of the Trump and Clinton impeachments have been used to sow confusion rather than illuminate.
How the Navy SEALs wound up buying 450 counterfeit radio antennas

How the Navy SEALs wound up buying 450 counterfeit radio antennas

The cheap Chinese knockoffs came courtesy of a California-based vendor.
The Supreme Court chief has left clues about his views on impeachment

The Supreme Court chief has left clues about his views on impeachment

Roberts often emphasizes the judiciary's unique nonpartisan role in government. Soon he'll have to preside over a highly political Senate impeachment trial.
Your worst office romance was never this bad

Your worst office romance was never this bad

Over the course of a year, an amateur hacker exacted a wicked revenge on his ex-girlfriend, manipulating the criminal justice system, confounding police, and forcing her into an alternate reality of
Most of the world’s constitutions guarantee more rights than America’s

Most of the world’s constitutions guarantee more rights than America’s

Most global constitutions guarantee rights to health, education and gender equality. Not true for the US Constitution.
Satya Nadella shreds India’s citizenship act with a single comment

Satya Nadella shreds India’s citizenship act with a single comment

Nadella called into question one of the pillars of anti-immigration narratives.