How much would you pay for a burger with lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion rings, cheddar and bacon?At Corner Burger in Brooklyn, Hilda Hampar charges $9.25. At that price, tables in her restaurant often sit empty.So she made a deal with Groupon.
It's not that there aren't economic disruptions from the earthquake in Japan.Two of Japan's major industries — electronics and auto manufacturing — both had some factories in the region where the earthquake hit.Shinichi Sato works for Hino Motors, which makes trucks and buses in Japan.
Is the crisis in Japan an economic disaster?Since World War II, Japan has developed a very advanced and resilient economy. That means that when this crisis is over, it's unlikely that there will be serious long-term economic impacts.
Global wheat prices more than doubled in the second half of last year, according to a new report from the World Bank. The price of corn, sugar and cooking oil also soared.Why are global food prices skyrocketing? Who is going to go hungry as a result?
The Egyptian military has been notably non-confrontational during the recent wave of protests, defending the right of people to protest and protecting the protesters from attacks by pro-regime forces.One reason for the military's peaceful response: the unique role it plays in the Egyptian econom