The World Bank's ease of doing business index incentives countries to do whatever they can to improve their ranking. Jongho Shin/iStock via Getty ImagesThe World Bank, a behemoth of an organization that provides tens of billions of dollars in aid to mostly developing countries, is in the middle of one of its biggest scandals since being founded in 1944.
Reading the room. Unsplash/Seven ShooterOne day each October, the UK publishing industry focuses its attention on a large number of high-profile new book releases. “Super Thursday”, as it is known in the trade, is the start of a seasonal promotion during which authors battle for space inside bookshops and under Christmas trees.
Glassmakers are among the industries seeking bailouts.
While death may be a given, the certainty of taxes on candy depends on the state. AP Photo/Peter PrengamanHalloween shoppers have many delicious decisions to make before trick-or-treaters show up at their doors. And in many states, those choices will change how much tax they pay.
Shutterstock/Michael715Many Newcastle United fans cheered the announcement on October 7 that their club had finally been sold for £305 million. The sale, to a consortium headed up by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, adds to a long list of clubs bought by the mega-rich, including Manchester City (owned by Sheikh Mansour), Arsenal (Stan Kroenke) and Chelsea (Roman Abramovich).