India’s Tata Motors stopped work on a factory that was slated to start manufacturing the $2,500 Nano car in October, after months of protests that blocked roads. Tata has already invested $350 million in the plant, but said it is looking for an alternate site. Farmers, backed by the regional government, accused Tata of forcing farmers off their land with insufficient compensation. (Reuters)
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- 10 things you need to know today: September 1, 2014
- Scottish independence is another financial crisis waiting to happen
- Hey, grammar nerds! Stop freaking out about 'alot.'
- Fall movie guide: All the films you should see in September
- Why the West should let Russia have eastern Ukraine
- 11 scientific studies that will restore your faith in humanity
- The elusive 'It factor' in presidential politics
- 7 things the world's happiest people do every day
- The next pandemic
Subscribe to the Week