Today's Five Best Columns
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Apr 4, 2014 2:48PM ET
If US cities are what they drink—or at least, what they drink at Starbucks—then Portland, Oregon, is an eggnog latte.
Mar 26, 2014 4:07PM ET
Coffee doesn’t appear to be cutting it these days.A growing thirst for caffeinated “energy” drinks, which include the likes of Red Bull, Monster, and Rockstar, has spurred a heart-thumping surge in sales.
Mar 21, 2014 10:28AM ET
Visitors to the U.S. are often mystified about the “right” amount to tip for service, and it turns out Americans don’t agree too much either.
Mar 11, 2014 1:55PM ET
Americans are drinking a lot more Blue Moon, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Yuengling. Michelob? Not so much.
Feb 26, 2014 10:08AM ET
Sales dropped almost every year for the last decade, and last year, orange juice sales hit their lowest level in at least 15 years, according to Nielsen.
Feb 21, 2014 1:19PM ET
People drink far more still bottled water than sparkling water these days, and the gap has been growing fast.
Feb 11, 2014 9:13AM ET
Skiing appears to be headed downhill in the US—traditional, alpine skiing, anyway.
Feb 7, 2014 10:01AM ET
Throwing back a cold one can be a costly affair—especially if you’re living off the minimum wage in a country like Georgia or Bangladesh. How do we know that? Because we made a Beer Index.
Jan 23, 2014 9:18AM ET
Lots of people like a bit of liquor every now and again, but that doesn’t mean they agree on what to fill the glass with.
Jan 10, 2014 1:59PM ET
The US, the world’s leading importer, ships in nearly £800 million ($1.32 billion) worth of the spirit each year. But per capita consumption looks quite different.
Dec 16, 2013 12:48PM ET
A recent survey conducted by global research firm IPSOS across 20 countries, found that a whopping 71% of Chinese say they gauge their success by the things they own.
Dec 11, 2013 9:43AM ET
Nutella, it turns out, is a perfect example of what globalization has meant for popular foodstuffs: Not only is it sold everywhere, but its ingredients are sourced from all over the place too.
Dec 10, 2013 12:55PM ET
Uruguay’s senate is set to pass an historic bill (link in Spanish) today that will make the country the world’s first to legalize marijuana.
Nov 20, 2013 11:19AM ET
For the past 10 months, children in Indonesia’s Banten province have been commuting to school on narrow bamboo rafts—along a river best known to tourists for its whitewater rapids—because local authorities still haven’t fixed a bridge that collapsed in January in a flood.
Nov 19, 2013 9:49AM ET
Brazil’s agriculture ministry was forced to declare a state of emergency this week in its main crop growing region, Mato Grosso, due to an infestation of the little caterpillars.
Oct 18, 2013 5:31PM ET
Remember when Apple said it couldn’t read your iMessages? It turns out that isn’t necessarily true.
Oct 16, 2013 11:23AM ET
Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton LVMH reported sales for its third quarter yesterday (Oct. 15), and guess what—they weren’t great.
Oct 11, 2013 1:55PM ET
Google just got a tad creepier. Thanks to tweaks made to its terms of service today, Google will be able to use its users’ names and photos in select advertising beginning next month (November 11).
Oct 9, 2013 9:46AM ET
What’s in a name? Quite a bit when AB Inbev, the world’s biggest brewer, is trying to build international cachet for its marquee brand.
Sep 27, 2013 2:13PM ET
It appears the creators of Candy Crush Saga are ready to cash in on the success of the simple three-of-a-kind matching game.
Sep 9, 2013 5:36PM ET
Some 60 years ago, the first VW Transporters—or camper vans as they’re better known—were first assembled in São Paulo, Brazil. This December, the country will build the world’s very last one.