Jarabacoa Mountain Hostel, soon to be expanded, in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic, May 22, 2015. Photo: MICHAEL LERNER

Business Editor Michael Lerner, on the ground in the D.R., talks with hostel owners Molly-Ann and Rodolfo Pereira about the challenges they face, heavily influenced by the ups and down of the country.Americas,Dominican Republic,hostel,Jarabacoa,minimum wage,Molly-Ann Pereira,Rodolfo Pereira,Tourism,Michael Lerner

Workers of the Fiat factory gather next to the factory during a strike in Bursa, May 20, 2015. OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

The government hopes to end the strike before too much economic and reputational damage is done.

An 'HP' logo sits on display outside the Hewlett Packard Israel Ltd. production plant in Kiryat Gat, Israel, on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.

HP will form a partnership with Tsinghua Holdings to create a larger China networking operation.

The Kremlin has threatened to block Facebook, Google, and Twitter services in the country if those companies do not comply with its web laws.

Fresh water plankton under stroboscopic flash light. Mites (Hydrachnidiae), Ostracodae and Cladocera swimming.

The world's largest study of plankton show its genetic diversity. 

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