Monday, December 1, 2014
Deep in Amazonia, Raimundo Pereira expertly cuts a gash in a rubber tree to collect white sap destined for the nearby factory at Xapuri, the world's only producer of contraceptives made from tropical forest latex.
His corn and bean fields ravaged by drought, Nicaraguan farmer Leonel Sanchez Hernandez grudgingly found a new harvest: tarantulas.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff named pro-market bank executive Joaquim Levy to be her new finance minister Thursday as her government looks to steer the economy out of recession.
Mexican telecoms magnate Carlos Slim, the world's second-richest man, will invest 650 million euros (US$800 million) to become the main shareholder in Spain's big but debt-laden builder FCC, the company said Thursday.
Argentina's tax agency has charged British bank HSBC with helping more than 4,000 Argentines to commit tax evasion by stashing money in secret Swiss accounts, officials said Thursday.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he would keep pushing OPEC to cut oil output to boost sliding crude prices after the cartel opted not to slash production — a move backed by Caracas.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September period, even faster than first reported, giving the country its strongest six months of growth in more than a decade.
The United States is keen to expand trade with India, a U.S. official said Monday, after the two countries settled a bitter row over food subsidies and U.S. President Barack Obama announced he would visit in January.