How Ikea Caters to Local Tastes Around the World

Ikea’s blue-and-yellow stores are instantly recognizable: iconic, monolithic and now, as India's first store throws open its doors to the masses, operating in more than 400 stores in some 50 countries. But while every branch of the world's largest furniture retailer has that most unmistakable whiff of flat-pack conformity, regional differences…

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Tesla Marks the Latest High-Profile Bet for Saudi Wealth Fund

Saudi Arabia’s purchase of a stake of about $2 billion in $2 trillion powerhouse and help diversify Saudi Arabia’s oil-dependent economy. Here’s a selection of PIF’s recent investments and holdings: Uber Technologies Inc. PIF invested $3.5 billion in U.S. ride-share company Virgin Group’s space companies, Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Co.…

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Sex Education Lessons From Mississippi And Nigeria

Nigeria and Mississippi are a world apart physically, but the rural American state and the African country have much in common when it comes to the obstacles they had to overcome to implement sex education in their schools. Three lessons about overcoming these obstacles come out of research that several…

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Disney Looks Past Canceled Films Toward Brighter Future With Fox

Source: Company reports Disney is in the process of acquiring Fox’s entertainment assets in a $71 billion deal — seeking movie and TV properties that it can turn into megahits like its Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar films. The company has launched the ESPN streaming service and plans a second,…

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Egyptian police thwart suicide attack at Christian church

(CNN)Egyptian security forces foiled a suicide bombing attack at a Christian church outside Cairo on Saturday, state media reported. Egyptian Copts, which make about 10% of the Egyptian population, are the largest Christian community in the Middle East and have long been the target of violent attacks. In 2017, Egypt…

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Otto co-founder Lior Ron is back at Uber

Lior Ron, the co-founder of the controversial self-driving technology company Otto, is returning to Uber to head up its trucking logistics company, Uber Freight, TechCrunch has confirmed. Both Ron and his co-founder and ex-Googler Anthony Levandowski went to Uber after it acquired Otto in August of 2016. However, Levandowski was…

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Five charged over ‘acid attack’ on boy

Midlands Live: ‘Bitterness’ over wedding rings theft; Wife loses Supreme Court divorce fight The suspected attack occurred in the Tallow Hill area of Worcester at about 14:15 BST on Saturday. The child was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital for treatment. He was discharged the following…

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