The Russian president thought he could outlast the opprobrium of the easily distracted West. It's a gamble he's lost
With few new buyers, the superjumbo's fate is up in the air
Instead of fighting for more regulations, they're pushing for market-based solutions
Vessel wants YouTube stars to focus on another platform
JPMorgan's chief helps kill a Dodd-Frank rule and does the heavy lifting for Wall Street
A Paris-based startup brings back the days of Polaroid
The final installment of "Serial," a cult-favorite podcast about a murder, will begin just like every other episode—with the name of a prison telecom provider
"These colleges are ranked the top in the country, and it's surprising to me that they can't send out a simple email."
Customer service is one area where small businesses can beat big-box competitors
Percent of GDP in Shadow Economy: 72.5*
Official GDP: $20.29 billion**
Labor Force by Occupation:
Agriculture: 55.6 percent
Industry: 8.9 percent
Services: 35.5 percent (2006 est.)
Industries: steel, aircraft, machine tools, electrical appliances, mining (manganese and copper), chemicals, wood products, wine
Exports: scrap metal, wine, mineral water, ores, vehicles, fruits and nuts
*For all slides this figure is the result for 2007.
**All data for population, GDP, labor force by occupation, industries and exports for all captions is from the CIA's World Factbook, 2010 ed.