BMW was in a crisis in the early 1950s. It made only two kinds of car -- subcompacts and luxury sedans. To serve the growing middle class, it introduced the 1500 in the early 1960s, reviving its fortunes.
Days of protest in Jordan have forced the resignation of Prime Minister Hani Mulki. The country's unique location can cause geopolitical headaches, but protesters believe many of the problems they face started at home.
Gridlock is a challenge for fast-growing urban Africa, where the middle class is acquiring more cars. In Rwanda, the German car maker Volkswagen is trying out an alternative transport system.
The archaeological dig site's director hailed the "rarity" as a glimpse into middle-class Roman life. The discovery also included frescoes, wine and a partially preserved garden.
In the middle of Lagos young entrepreneurs develop business ideas and put together their first start-ups. But only a few will actually survive and flourish in this competitive world.
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