The unlikely life of Afghanistan’s first female taxi driver | The Washington Post
In Afghanistan's ultra conservative society where women who drive are frowned upon, a very courageous woman has become the country's first female taxi driver in recent memory.
Her job, she makes $10 - $20 a day, allows her to provide for 15 family members. She encourages other woman to learn to drive and is becoming a role model. Increased news coverage leads to more threats against her life and at night she and her brothers guard the house, armed with a hunting rifle.
(February 25, 2015)
Meet the man who could own Aviva France | The Financial Times
It turns out there is such a thing as a free lunch after all. What if you could invest today at last weeks prices? Exactly you'd make a killing.
French Insurer Aviva did just that 30 years ago when it offered a Fixed Price Arbitrage Life Insurance Contract, which they now obviously regret. With today's wealth of information at one's fingertips it sounds incredible - the closest thing one can come to insider trading, without being jailed - but in 1987 information was infrequent and finishing a trade often took days. If only if the insurer's foresight had been 20/20.
(February 27, 2015)