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For Halloween, the 10 scariest economic charts in the world

qz.com — Ghosts, zombies, witches... and unemployment rates. If you want a real scare this Halloween, check out these charts hand-picked by Quartz's writers and editors that show the most ghastly trends in the global economy. But be warned-these blood-curdling bars and bone-chilling lines aren't for the squeamish... 1.
Oct 31, 2014

Time for the bulls to take off the rose colored glasses? Ten scary economic charts for Halloween qz.com/289390 via @qz

Oct 31, 2014

U.S. student debt and rising college costs make 10 scariest economic trend lines list.qz.com/289390/for-hal…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @sinoceros: I see debt people: 10 scary economic charts for Halloween qz.com/289390/for-hal… Here’s one: pic.twitter.com/9ukRqdKzEq

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Russia’s drastic rate hike bought the ruble about five minutes of respite

qz.com — Central bankers do not envy Elvira Nabiullina. The governor of Russia's central bank must devise policies to deal with a collapsing currency, soaring inflation, and stagnant economic growth. Western sanctions have shut out banks, energy firms, and other important players from global capital markets. And now oil prices are plunging, putting a dent in the government's...

People who have their kids after 35 are happiest

qz.com — It's no surprise that first-time parents older than 35 are more educated and more socially and economically stable than their younger counterparts. It turns out that they are also happier, and stay that way for longer, than any other age group having children, according a new study published in the journal Demography.

I lived through the Sikh riots-and 30 years later, I’m not ready to forgive or forget

qz.com — "I saw a mob of some 600 people break into the wooden door of my shop and loot it. They carried rods and kerosene. Some people who I would often sip tea with in the evenings were right there, in front of my eyes, devastating my livelihood."
Oct 31, 2014

"The nearby gurudwara was strewn in blood—and those marks have barely rubbed off to this day." What happened in 1984: qz.com/289671/i-lived…

Oct 31, 2014

"I lived through the Sikh riots—and 30 years later, I’m not ready to forgive or forget" qz.com/289671/i-lived…

Oct 31, 2014

I lived through the Sikh riots—and 30 years later, I’m not ready to forgive or forget qz.com/289671 via @qz

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A scrapped IPO offers a raw look at China’s rampant overfishing of tuna

qz.com — China hauls in 12.5 times more fish that it admits to catching, according to a report by the EU parliament, and regularly exceeds international limits on fishing certain species. How can China be so casual about flouting its commitments? The drama surrounding a recent Hong Kong draft IPO filing (pdf)-and its hasty withdrawal-offers some clues, as flagged by the Guardian's...
Oct 31, 2014

This Chinese company's scrapped IPO offers a few clues to why tuna are rapidly disappearing qz.com/289375/a-scrap… pic.twitter.com/TiXxDbeUKn

Oct 31, 2014

! "China hauls in 12.5 times more fish that it admits to catching" says EU report qz.com/289375 @sinoceros @qz

Oct 31, 2014

RT @sinoceros: A scrapped IPO offers a raw look at China’s rampant overfishing of tuna ift.tt/1sOZOOO

Oct 31, 2014

A scrapped IPO offers a raw look at China’s rampant overfishing of tuna ift.tt/1sOZOOO

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An HSBC director just likened Hong Kong’s citizens to slaves

qz.com — HONG KONG-An HSBC board member riled Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters by likening the city's citizens to American slaves who should be more patient about gaining the right to vote. According to a Hong Kong newspaper, at a trade meeting in Paris on Oct. 29 Laura Cha said: "American slaves were liberated in 1861 but did not...
Oct 31, 2014

But definitely NOT in a sympathetic way... RT @qz: An HSBC director just likened Hong Kong’s citizens to slaves qz.com/289753

Oct 31, 2014

RT @qz: An HSBC director just likened Hong Kong’s citizens to slaves qz.com/289753

Oct 31, 2014

An HSBC director just likened Hong Kong’s citizens to slaves qz.com/289753 via @qz

This is what it’s like inside an Ebola testing lab in Mali

qz.com — BAMAKO, Mali-I was talking to Yaya Sarro, a molecular biologist at the National Laboratory, when the biological samples from the newest possible Ebola case arrived for diagnosis. It was six days after Mali's first patient, a two-year old girl who had taken a long bus ride from Guinea with her grandmother and sister, tested positive...
Oct 31, 2014

Inside look on how Ebola is tested at a level-3 biosafety lab in Mali qz.com/289873

Oct 31, 2014

Inside an #Ebola testing lab in #Mali—their diagnostic speed is the key to contain an outbreak: qz.com/289873/this-is… #Africa #publichealth

Pro-Beijing legislators want to investigate the churches supporting Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

qz.com — HONG KONG-Hong Kong's pro-Beijing legislators are calling for an investigation into the funding behind the protests that have shut down blocks of city for weeks, and religious groups that have supported the movement are a potential target. The financial strength of the movement is "beyond imagination," said Ip Kwok-him, a member of the pro-Beijing DAB party,...
Oct 31, 2014

Pro-Beijing lawmakers want to investigate the churches supporting Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement qz.com/289190 via @qz

Oct 31, 2014

Seems nothing is too petty for China as umbrellas fly in HK qz.com/289190/pro-bei…

Oct 31, 2014

Pro-Beijing lawmakers want to investigate the churches supporting Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement qz.com/289190 via @qz

Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

Pro-Beijing lawmakers want to investigate churches supporting HK's Umbrella Movement qz.com/289190 @HeathaT pic.twitter.com/g6dkbw3QMM

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Starbucks wants to have coffee ready on your desk when you get to work in the morning

qz.com — Soft US foot traffic during peak pumpkin spice latte season and an anemic outlook for sales have Starbucks investors worried. The company is trying a bunch of things to try to kickstart business, like opening a new set of premium cafes. But its biggest bet is on its mobile technology and new strategies to boost customer...
Oct 31, 2014

Starbucks delivery: so much for "3rd place" idea. Sbucks cafes more stressful than home & work ow.ly/DDraw

Oct 31, 2014

Starbucks wants to have coffee ready on your desk when you get to work in the morning qz.com/289845 via @qz

The Roma may be just what Europe needs to recover

qz.com — The Roma constitute the largest ethnic minority in Europe. While many think the continent would be better off without them, the Roma have lived in Europe for more than 1,500 years, and represent one of Europe's last, great hopes. But currently, the Roma are among the continent's most underserved communities.
Oct 31, 2014

Interesting piece points out at how Roma may be the key to Europe's recovery: qz.com/280695/the-rom…

Oct 31, 2014

The Roma may be just what Europe needs to recover qz.com/280695 via @qz

The roots of ISIL’s appeal

qz.com — In a long, rambling statement in September, ISIL spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani expounded on his group's inherent advantage: "Being killed ... is a victory," he said. "You fight a people who can never be defeated. They either gain victory or are killed." In this most basic sense, religion-rather than what one might call ideology-matters.

What Putin’s Russia and other homophobes around the world are doing with their iPhones

qz.com — Apple CEO Tim Cook's revelation in Businessweek that he is gay has elicited a generally positive response from around the web, garnered mostly praise from media journalists, and led LGBT rights watchdog group Human Rights Campaign to say that Cook's "courageous step forward" is destined to "save countless lives."
Oct 31, 2014

What Putin’s Russia and other homophobes around the world are doing with their iPhones qz.com/289516 via @qz

Oct 30, 2014

RT @HeathaT: What Russian officials and other homophobes around the world are doing with their iPhones qz.com/289516 via @qz

Oct 30, 2014

What Russian officials and other homophobes around the world are doing with their iPhones qz.com/289516 via @qz

Oct 30, 2014

@qz: What Putin’s Russia and other homophobes around the world are doing with their iPhones qz.com/289516

Oct 30, 2014

Spewing hate against Apple CEO Tim Cook's coming out is so much easier from ... an iPad qz.com/289516/what-pu…

How one small creamery sparked a chocolate milk craze in New Zealand

qz.com — The goal of any new product, in pretty much any industry, is to "surprise and delight" customers. When Lewis Road Creamery started selling its chocolate milk in northern New Zealand at the beginning of October, customers were definitely delighted-but it was the creamery that ended up most surprised.

London Is Showing How Cities Should Treat Dirty Cars in the 21st Century

qz.com — London is already the biggest city in the world to have any form of tax that restricts driving in the center-the congestion charge is currently £11.50 ($18.60) per day to travel into central London during the working week. Exemptions from the scheme include lower-emitting vehicles, motor bikes, and electric cars.
Oct 31, 2014

The "old beater" tariff. High-polluting vehicles will pay £24 congestion charge to enter centre of #London. bit.ly/1nW6m2A

This week’s top new iPhone app is helping kids cheat on their math homework

qz.com — The hottest recent iPhone app debut isn't about photo sharing or social networking: PhotoMath, which just launched last week, uses an iPhone's camera to read and solve math problems in real time. It led Apple's iOS store in overall US downloads last Wednesday and remained there into early this week.
Oct 31, 2014

This week’s top new iPhone app is helping kids cheat on their math homework qz.com/288396/ via @qz

Today it’s rock stars riding Honda’s motorized unicycle-tomorrow it might be your grandma

qz.com — A new music video from rock band OK Go is a dazzler: One long camera take shows the four band members lip-synching their song "I Won't Let You Down" while smoothly gliding around on motorized unicycles. They're joined by more than 2,000 precision-trained Japanese dancers with umbrellas-some of them also riding the unicycles-for a Busby Berkeley-scale dance...
Oct 31, 2014

Today it’s rock stars riding Honda’s motorized unicycle—tomorrow it might be your grandma qz.com/289760/today-i…

This map shows the weird names Americans have given the night before Halloween

qz.com — I grew up in Michigan, so I assumed all of the US-nay, the entire English-speaking world-referred to the night before Halloween as "devil's night." Turns out I was living in a geographic bubble. Using thousands of responses collected by the Cambridge Online Survey of World Englishes, Quartz has mapped the geographic breakdown of the names Americans have...
Oct 31, 2014

This map shows the weird names Americans have given the night before Halloween qz.com/289469/this-ma… by @nkl pic.twitter.com/2RdikFohtT

Oct 30, 2014

Mischief Night? Psh. As @nkl points out, the night before Halloween is Devil's Night for Michiganders bit.ly/1zjCd16

Oct 30, 2014

Proudly in the "no word for it" camp RT @qz: This map shows the weird names Americans give the night before Halloween qz.com/289469

Women of color are upset over the catcalling video-but not why you think

qz.com — This week, the internet exploded over a video showing men catcalling and harassing a young woman as she walked through the streets of New York City. While the piece, sponsored by the nonprofit "Hollaback," seemed to be catching on like wildfire, it didn't strike me as particularly original.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @qz: Women of color are upset over the catcalling video—but not why you think qz.com/289449

Get excited: Netflix’s upcoming dramas are brimming with ambition

qz.com — After exploding onto the original content scene in 2013 with House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Netflix has been in a bit of a lull. Its revivals of Arrested Development and The Killing were perhaps better off in the TV cemetery, and the horror series Hemlock Grove was a serious misfire.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @qz: Get excited: Netflix’s upcoming dramas are brimming with ambition qz.com/289439