A Syrian mother and her daughters in Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border, in Mafraq, Jordan, on Dec. 3, 2013.
Mohammad Hannon/AP

Business Latest: Women and the Syrian Business Uprising

 

THE SYRIAN BUSINESS UPRISING:  Women are helping women start businesses in the war-torn Middle East, especially in Jordan where a flood of Syrian refugees are launching businesses to survive. Read more

WHEN IS A GOAT NOT A GOAT?: Charity gift catalogs, like those offered by Heifer International and World Vision, are heartstring-tugging requests for donations in the form of livestock and other goods for needy  communities. So are peer-to-peer charities, also known as crowdfunding. But these alternative giving modes are more complicated than they seem. Read more

OBAMACARE PERFECT STORM:  Low enrollment nationally in Obamacare insurance so far, plus serious concern from insurers that enrollments contain significant amount of flawed data, are spurring fears that rates will jump next year, and that many consumers will visit doctors–only to learn their enrollment didn’t work. Read more

STOCKS END SHARPLY HIGHER ON JOBS DATA; S&P HALTS FIVE-DAY LOSING STREAK Read more

Obamacare, Small Businesses, Stock Market and Syria

Business Latest: Women and the Syrian Business Uprising