WORLD REGIONS

Energy

EXPLAINER: Why quitting coal is so hard?

In the run-up to the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, host Britain announced one of its goals of the conference was to consign coal to history. That turned out to be easier said that done

Small Business

No 'Squid Game': South Korea's real-life debt trap

Many small business owners in South Korea recognize themselves in the cash-strapped characters of the wildly popular Netflix (NFLX.O) drama 'Squid Game', who vie desperately for a chance to win $38 million, exposing a debt trap that is all too familiar.