Business

Feature

Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Katelyn Fossett |

Rebuttal

The Recline! Response (Part 2)

Kristin Lord, Suzanne Nossel, Whitney Kassel, and Ari Ratner weigh in on Rosa Brooks's recent columns and a woman's right to recline.

Kristin M. Lord |

Report

Caught in the Crossfire

Russian threats of economic reprisals could hurt U.S. firms -- and Russia itself.

Jamila Trindle |

Interview

Whistleblower or Traitor?

Exclusive: Former Google CEO says Snowden helped us, but he broke the law.

Shane Harris |

Tea Leaf Nation

Hard Target

A Chinese firm will need more than money and good intentions to buy a U.S. media company. 

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

China, LinkedIn Would Like to Add You to Its Network

Why it will be hard for the U.S. site to get comfortable there.

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

A Chinese 'No Thanks' for WhatsApp

313 million netizens don't need the just-acquired chat tool -- they think they have a better one of their own.

Rachel Lu |

COLUMN

The 750 Million Dollar Man

How a Swiss commodities giant used shell companies to make an Angolan general three-quarters of a billion dollars richer.

Michael Weiss |

Argument

Throwing Their Weight Around

President Yanukovych is losing his support among Ukraine's oligarchs -- and that could be the key to his fate.

Sergii Leshchenko |

COLUMN

Sugarfree ScarJo to the Rescue

If Middle East peace were only this easy.

Matt Bors |

Daniel Altman

Myopia in the Markets

Political instability -- from Turkey to Brazil -- is unnerving investors. Could the focus on short-term gain unsettle the global economy?

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Bad Bud

Did the military violate its own rules by getting in bed with Budweiser during the Super Bowl?

Phillip Carter |

Argument

Germany, Inc. Heads to Tehran

Sanctions relief has corporations in Berlin salivating at the chance to make money in the Islamic Republic.

Benjamin Weinthal |

Daniel Altman

The Inefficiency of Inequality

Why America's staggering wealth disparity is an economic problem -- not just a moral one.

Daniel Altman |

Tea Leaf Nation

Fool's Gold

Meet the 'Nu Stars,' the youngsters behind Nu Skin's Chinese subculture.

Rachel Lu |

The Optimist

Marx Is Back

The global working class is starting to unite -- and that's a good thing.

Charles Kenny |

Tea Leaf Nation

Carpe Coin

It's not just the billions of dollars or the packed concerts. Crowdfunding could also change Chinese politics.

Julian B. Gewirtz |

Report

Acquitted in Court, Still Blacklisted by the U.S.

The United States sanctioned Ante Gotovina when he was a fugitive fleeing war crimes charges. Now he's a free man, but still on the list.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

All Politics Is Economics

How economic reform can save Tunisia.

Mondher Ben Ayed |

Tea Leaf Nation

Shaq in China: A Love Story

A translator for the NBA star explains his cross-border appeal.

Adam Century |

Report

Should America Start Exporting Oil?

Energy execs and a powerful senator say it's time -- even though the U.S. still doesn't drill enough to supply itself.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Cashed Out

Financial sanctions may have forced Iran into nuclear talks. They’re also unfair and undemocratic, European courts say.

Colum Lynch |

Lab Report

Africa's Powerhouse

Why Kenya's economy is the linchpin of a promising new zone of growth in East Africa. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Kenya.

Mwangi S. Kimenyi |

COLUMN

Curb Your Social Entrepreneurial Enthusiasm

Why the market for the global poor isn’t as big as you might think.

Daniel Altman |

Report

Stuck on a U.S. Government Blacklist?

Call Erich Ferrari, the lawyer who makes a living defending alleged drug kingpins and arms dealers.

Jamila Trindle |

Report

Putin's Gas Gambit Backfires

The turmoil in Ukraine shows that Moscow can't always get its way by being an energy bully.

Keith Johnson |

In Box

Oppa Gangnam Bubble

How investor irrationality and last year's biggest hit combined to send an obscure semiconductor company's stock price surging.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

Ceasefire Capitalism

Why Burma's rebels have every reason to be suspicious of government emissaries talking peace.

Francis Wade |

Lab Report

The Basket Case

One of Europe's biggest countries is on the verge of economic collapse. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Ukraine.

Anders Åslund |