Laws banning children from working are often counterproductive. A better approach is to give parents incentives to send their kids to school
Tablets remain a problem in a record-breaking quarter
From Michael Dunn's trial in Florida to discord over open-carry laws in Colorado, the debate about gun control has driven Americans to indulge their worst behavior
The company misses earnings forecasts, drops its 2015 profit goal, and regroups
Chinese millionaires are moving in—and building up—in Arcadia, Calif.
A new book surveys the best places to hide out from the digital world
The two tech giants fight over market share and patents but not over the NBA superstar
More business schools than ever are accepting the GRE as an alternative to the GMAT, according to just-released data
Small businesses are changing hands at the fastest pace since the recession
By Saleha Mohsin
Every year, the International Chamber of Commerce, through its World Chambers Federation division, recognizes a handful of innovative development projects from around the world for their potential impact on business and human welfare. Winners of the 2009 awards announced this month have one big thing in common: Each project was an effort to improve relationships between countries.
The organizers handed out awards this year in four categories: small business, networking, international, and unconventional, plus a special award of recognition for the best project in a developing country. From simple initiatives establishing health and safety codes for small businesses to big projects revitalizing areas hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, chambers around the world are working together.
Click on to discover the inspiring winners and runners-up for this year's awards.