Brazil taps ex-finance minister to head powerful BNDES development bank

Brazil taps ex-finance minister to head powerful BNDES development bank

Brazil’s incoming president has appointed Joaquim Levy, the World Bank’s chief financial officer and a former finance minister, as the new head of BNDES, the country’s all-powerful development bank. Paulo Guedes, the new economic tsar to far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, confirmed the appointment of Mr Levy on Monday, praising the 57-year old’s “extensive experience in […]

How ants and plants developed a mutually beneficial partnership

How ants and plants developed a mutually beneficial partnership

Ants have been feasting on plants for millions of years, but eventually, plants evolved a system of features that allowed them to use foraging ants to their advantage. Over time, plants have evolved to produce nectar that attracts ants and hollow thorns that ants can use for shelter. Sometimes, ants will even defend a plant […]

DRC Ebola cases climb to 334 amid fresh violence in Beni

DRC Ebola cases climb to 334 amid fresh violence in Beni

Over the weekend and through today, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) noted 15 new Ebola cases, amid a report of another violent attack in Beni, the outbreak’s epicenter. In other developments, plans are taking shape to test experimental Ebola treatments in clinical trials, and the United Kingdom is sending teams to assist with […]

Like Mark Davis, Raiders coach Jon Gruden says "I just want to win"

Like Mark Davis, Raiders coach Jon Gruden says "I just want to win"

ALAMEDA, Calif. — A day after Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis gave Jon Gruden a vote of confidence, calling Gruden’s hiring as coach the “endgame” for him, Gruden reciprocated the feeling. In a wide-ranging interview with ESPN after a 20-6 loss to the Chargers on Sunday, Raiders owner Mark Davis accepted blame for the team’s […]

Microsoft Store's Black Friday 2018 Ad Released Early

Microsoft Store's Black Friday 2018 Ad Released Early

Joining retailers like Target, Walmart, and Best Buy, Microsoft has pulled the trigger early and announced many of the deals that will be available through the Microsoft Store on Black Friday 2018. While the official date for the shopping holiday is November 23, Black Friday prices begin online at 12 AM ET November 22 / […]

Kellogg exploring a sale of Keebler, Famous Amos and fruit snack businesses

Kellogg exploring a sale of Keebler, Famous Amos and fruit snack businesses

Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images An American flag flies near signage displayed on top of the Kellogg plant in Memphis, Tennessee. Kellogg is selling its Keebler, Famous Amos and fruit snacks businesses, making it the latest Big Food company to look to pare down to focus on its core. The maker of Special […]

5 worst countries in Africa to become a billionaire

5 worst countries in Africa to become a billionaire

Many people are desperate to succeed and make lots of cash but these have proven difficult as it all avenues explored seem not to be working. What they probably forget is that they are trying so hard in countries that do not provide the enabling environment for them to flourish. According to a new report […]

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