A surprisingly large number of people in China cannot speak Mandarin, also known as Putonghua, and the government is determined to clean up television and spread compliance
Corelogic has ranked the 50 states for their likelihood of flooding, wildfires, storm surges, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural delights. Florida and Rhode Island top the list
Dow AgroSciences’ genetically modified Enlist seed has gained USDA approval. Now the EPA must approve the herbicide that’s key to making the seed useful
The Cube is a tiny HD action-video camera priced at $99 for kids who can’t afford a GoPro, which can cost two to four times as much
If anything, the problem in the U.S. economy is too little inflation on the horizon—not too much
Airbus has reduced the width of a bathroom on the new A320s to restore space in the food-preparation area
Has anyone enjoyed being a CEO more than Oracle's sort-of outgoing Larry Ellison?
A new report suggests that student loan debt will reduce house sales by 8 percent, but other researchers aren't sure that loans are driving down demand for homes
Evan Thornley, Australian multimillionaire and co-founder of online advertising company LookSmart, has since apologized
CEO, Standard Chartered Bank
Standard Chartered (STAN:LN) may be one of Britain's largest banks, but its chief executive, Peter Sands, spends more time focusing on the Far East—where Standard Chartered has most of its investments—than on the bank's home market. Sands moderated a session at Davos on the financial sector's future risks and the changing landscape of global capitalism. With its existing presence in leading emerging economies, Standard Chartered already understands how to serve fast-evolving markets. But Sands faces growing competition from major Western rivals that covet market share in developing countries, as well as from increasingly ambitious emerging-market banks. Speaking on three Davos panels, Sands will be among the most visible bankers at the conference.