As China gets tough on pollution, will its economy suffer?

As China gets tough on pollution, will its economy suffer?

LEO YAO thought he had nothing to fear from the environment ministry. Before, when its inspectors visited his cutlery factory, he says, they generated “loud thunder, little rain”. After warning him to clean up, they would, at worst, impose a negligible fine. Not so this time. In August dozens of inspectors swarmed over his workshop […]

When Using Heroin With a Friend Gets You Charged With Murder

In early August 2013, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police arrested Jarret McCasland, then 24, ostensibly for a minor traffic violation. But at the station, they began questioning him about the death of his girlfriend, Flavia Cardenas. “Why are you treating me like this?” he asked. McCasland told the cops he didn’t know Cardenas, age 19, was […]

Russia’s dysfunctional funeral business gets a makeover

Russia’s dysfunctional funeral business gets a makeover

Stiffer competition is coming THE calls began shortly after Yulia’s grandmother died. The undertaker offered help arranging the funeral, for 47,000 roubles ($ 800) in cash. She then travelled to Moscow’s Khovanskoe Cemetery, where she was offered a discount on a gravesite—150,000 roubles off—if she could bring cash within three hours and sign a receipt […]

Trian’s Peltz wins proxy fight against P&G, gets board seat

Trian’s Peltz wins proxy fight against P&G, gets board seat

(Reuters) – Activist hedge fund Trian’s Nelson Peltz has won a proxy fight with Procter & Gamble Co and has been appointed to the company’s board. File photo: Nelson Peltz speak at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake Peltz won by 43,000 votes in a recount, a source […]

‘Stranger Things 2’ gets darker in aftermath of death and Demogorgon

‘Stranger Things 2’ gets darker in aftermath of death and Demogorgon

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A year has passed since a supernatural demon terrorized the town of Hawkins, Indiana, but as Netflix’s hit 1980s science fiction series “Stranger Things” returns for a second season on Friday, life has not returned to normal for the unlikely heroes. The adults and teenagers of “Stranger Things 2” wrestle emotionally […]