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Which Countries Get the Most Paid Time Off? (Infographic)

Which Countries Get the Most Paid Time Off? (Infographic)

A look at legal requirements for paid time off around the globe.
EU Wants U.S. to Stop Using European Cheese Names

EU Wants U.S. to Stop Using European Cheese Names

A not-so-'grate' proposal from the European Union to ban U.S. cheese makers from using names like Parmesan and Feta is stinking up trade negotiations.
Quality of Life Around the World: The Best and Worst Cities (Infographic)

Quality of Life Around the World: The Best and Worst Cities (Infographic)

Thinking of sending some of your employees to work overseas? Be sure to know what you're getting into.
Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

While Silicon Valley, New York and Boston's entrepreneurial ecosystem get the most media attention, these hubs don't make sense for all companies. For our series The Grind, globe-trotting entrepreneur Jamie Wong gives us the skinny on other amazing locations to start a company.
French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

Following a failed appeal, Google was ordered by French courts post a notice on its Google.fr homepage informing users that it would be paying a 150,000-euro fine over privacy violations.
Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire

Ladurée's Sweet Ascent: How a Fad Food Is Spawning an International Empire

The Holder family has turned the Parisian bakery Ladurée -- famous for its macarons -- into a global brand that's about to open its first American flagship and venture into ecommerce.
The Hurdles of Scaling Globally

The Hurdles of Scaling Globally

While many startups envision expanding their business beyond their country's borders, scaling globally can present some unique challenges.
GoDaddy Begins Aggressive International Expansion in Latin America

GoDaddy Begins Aggressive International Expansion in Latin America

The website domain registrar says it plans to expand into 52 countries in 30 languages within the next year and a half.
You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza.

You Know Malala. Now, Meet Shiza.

As founder and CEO of the Malala Fund, Shiza Shahid is determined to help women around the world get access to an education. And she's learning a lot along the way.
How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands

How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands

With the support of the Commerce Department, company executives can travel to regions of interest and meet with potential investors, which may be the boost some franchises need to expand their concepts into international brands.
Fast Food CEO: U.S. Government Making it Hard for Us to Grow

Fast Food CEO: U.S. Government Making it Hard for Us to Grow

Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, has found it easier to set up shop in countries like Brazil and China rather than contend with U.S. government regulations.
Start Up or Head to School? Depends on Where You Live.

Start Up or Head to School? Depends on Where You Live.

Where you live could play a role in choosing between landing a degree or launching your own company.
Going Global: The Secret to Being Everywhere at Once

Going Global: The Secret to Being Everywhere at Once

While scaling a business globally can be an exciting, it can also be challenging. Jamie Wong of Vayable offers up advice on how a lean startup can scale internationally.
Top 10 Apps for Instant Messaging (Infographic)

Top 10 Apps for Instant Messaging (Infographic)

A look at the features and popularity of web applications including the likes of WeChat, WhatsApp and Snapchat.

The Most Expensive Cities for Expats (Infographic)

Eyeing an overseas career move or considering an exotic retirement? Choose your new homeland wisely.
Moving Your Business to Asia? Beware the Beijing Bump

Moving Your Business to Asia? Beware the Beijing Bump

The latest cost of living survey from ECA International shows that China became more expensive in 2013 and Japan less so.
The 10 Most Corrupt and Least Corrupt Countries in the World

The 10 Most Corrupt and Least Corrupt Countries in the World

Not sure where to set up shop abroad? Worried that foreign governments might try to shake you down? Find out which countries are squeaky clean and which are dirty when it comes to public sector corruption.
Why We Chose an Accelerator in Australia Over One in the U.S.

Why We Chose an Accelerator in Australia Over One in the U.S.

For our series College Treps, Matthew Fishman discusses why his startup traveled thousands of miles to participate in an accelerator, rather than join a local one.
Fluffy Stuffed Animal Hits Apple's Shelves in Japan, Europe

Fluffy Stuffed Animal Hits Apple's Shelves in Japan, Europe

Boulder, Colo.-based Ubooly has raised $2.5 million in venture capital money and just recently blown its second Kickstarter campaign out of the water.
Can Endeavor Help Struggling Entrepreneurs Abroad and in the U.S.?

Can Endeavor Help Struggling Entrepreneurs Abroad and in the U.S.?

The global network of business leaders was supposed to help emerging-market entrepreneurs scale up, but now the organization is needed closer to home.
Starting Up in the Developing World: More Risk, More Reward

Starting Up in the Developing World: More Risk, More Reward

Entrepreneurship consultant Sarah Green offers some perspective on starting up in the developing world, by way of Nigeria.
How the U.S. Can Hold Foreign Laws Against You

How the U.S. Can Hold Foreign Laws Against You

The Lacey Act was the first real American conservation law, but changes in the law have made it too dangerous to conserve in its present form.
Good Entrepreneurs Borrow, Great Ones Steal

Good Entrepreneurs Borrow, Great Ones Steal

Fabrice Grinda expands on International Idea Arbitrage and how to execute existing ideas in emerging markets.
The Fastest-Growing Global Food Franchises

The Fastest-Growing Global Food Franchises

As more people around the world achieve the middle class, they can't seem to get enough of American fast food.

Following Weeks of Delays, East Coast Shipping en Route to Normalcy

Retailers that depend on goods shipped to the Port of New York and New Jersey have been tearing their hair out in recent weeks. But there's smooth sailing ahead.

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