Visitors to last month's Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair sample wine. Sales of wine have exploded in China, where the wealthy view it as a symbol of status and of being Western, modern and cool.
Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images
Jeff Lukken, the mayor of LaGrange, Ga., says Kia Motors has brought thousands of jobs to Troup County at a time when the recession hit hard. The unemployment rate in the region is above 11 percent.
A hybrid solarized gas turbine power station owned by AORA Solar, a new Israeli company pushing solar hybrid technology, sits in the southern Israeli kibbutz of Samar.
David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty Images