SWUGs, global warming and wine production, the drug patent war

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NPR reports on the skyrocketing price of goods in Brazil.

Time‘s cover story reports on the revival of manufacturing in the U.S. and why it’s not bringing a wealth of jobs.

Reuters says West Africa is racing ahead of Central Africa in creating regional business opportunities.

The Economist assesses how Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, is developing.

-Britons are producing less household waste, and The Economist considers what’s driving the trend.

-A new study outlines how wine production will shift with global warming, reports The Guardian.

The Atlantic looks at the drug patent war brewing between pharma companies and emerging market governments.

The New York Times reports on Latvia’s innovative effort to enable more political participation online.

The Wall Street Journal reports that as robots move from tools to companions, some American schools are enlisting them to help teach kids.

-The AP takes a look at how bank branches are evolving.

McKinsey outlines how advanced analytics are transforming banking.

-PC sales are sinking, with “unprecedented declines” in sales of desktops and laptops, as the AP reports.

-“Disownership is the new normal”: a study examines the rise of access over ownership, per Venture Beat.

-With e-cigarettes, inhalable chocolate and the like, vice is losing its edge, says a Wall Street Journal columnist.

Time takes a look at the trend toward kids making household purchasing decisions.

CNN Money compares the job-hopping tendencies of Millennials and their Boomer parents.

The Wall Street Journal spotlights the use of Twitter as a job-search platform.

The New York Times takes a look at the rise of native advertising/sponsored online content.

YPulse outlines “Five Things You Need to Know to Prep for the Future of E-Commerce.”

The Wall Street Journal says we’re in an age of “bite-size entertainment,” from serial novels to EPs to short films.

USA Today examines the “Zero TV” phenomenon: the rising incidence of households without traditional TV access.

-A study of the crowdfunding market finds that it nearly doubled in volume last year, per Venture Beat.

Businessweek takes a look at several companies vying to become the “Pinterest for guys.”

USA Today examines how the travel industry is getting more green and reports that more hotels are offering personalization options for guests.

The Wall Street Journal spotlights how luxury travel companies are offering “continuous coddling.”

-The “pungent, tangy” flavor that comes from fermentation is popping up in more American foods, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The Economist argues that even if it crashes, bitcoin may still make a lasting impact.

-Ahead of the release of the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-V, The Daily Beast outlines six new mental illnesses.

Google is helping users plan their “digital afterlife,” as the FT reports.

New York examines SWUGs: “senior washed-up girls” at Yale, women who have “given up on boys because they don’t so much empower as frustrate, satisfy as agitate.”

The Economist suggests that women’s expectations of the opposite sex are as unrealistic as men’s.

The Washington Post reports on the rise of Instagram “beauty pageants.”

-A Wall Street Journal columnist examines what’s behind zombie-mania.