Stocks rocket more than 140 to record high
(CNBC) — Stocks closed higher on Monday, erasing slight losses from earlier in the session, as U.S. lawmakers reached a deal that would resume government operations. The S&P 500 rose 0.8 percent to close at a record of 2,832.97, with energy and telecommunications as the best-performing sectors. The Nasdaq composite also reached an all-time high, […]
Silent Sting: Vespa Scooters Go Electric
The classic Vespa scooter made by Italian motorcycle manufacturer Piaggio has exchanged its buzzy gas-fueled engine for a clean & green electric motor. The post Silent Sting: Vespa Scooters Go Electric appeared first on WebEcoist .
Mexican Towns that Take Security into their Own Hands
Tancintaro, Mexico claims to be the “avocado capital” of the world, selling one million dollars worth of the fruit per day. But what makes Tancitaro truly interesting is that the orchards — and the town itself — is under the protection of a militia funded by the avocado growers. In a fascinating piece in […] The post PODCAST: Mexican Towns that Take Security into their Own Hands appeared firs...
For the First Time in History, There is Full Gender Parity in the Top Leadership of the United Nations
What it Means that Hundreds of Thousands of Salvadorians Will Lose Their “Temporary Protective Status” in the US