The World Stock Markets that Captivated Us in 2014

Last year, it paid to be in stocks only if you were in the right world market. Stocks outperformed bonds in many world markets, but lost ground in others. In the U.S. the S&P 500 was up 11.8% on the year. But it…

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Brazil’s Taxing Dilemma

Dilma Rousseff recently won re-election but faces a difficult economy and a complex tax system.  (Image Credit: Wikimedia/CC 3.0 ) Brazil is one of the world’s largest emerging economies. Home to the World Cup last summer, the Olympics in…

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London’s Oxford Street: Shopping as an Art Form

Image Credit: Paul Hudson, Flickr/CC Black Friday—the day after Thanksgiving—is a major shopping phenomenon in the U.S., now spreading to the rest of the world. Yet malls in America are forecast to be quieter this holiday season than in…

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Global Upside Supports the Employers of National Service Initiative

Neha Bhargava Global Upside is proud to be a member of the Employers of National Service initiative. Employers of National Service highlights the talents of AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni and connects them with employers that recognize their unique…

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From Alaska to Arkansas to L.A., U.S. Voters Vote for Higher Minimum Wages

Rallying to raise the minimum wage (Image Credit: Flickr by The All-Nite Images / CC) In August we reported on the growing movement across the U.S. to raise state and city legal minimum wage levels. We observed that in…

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