Friday, December 5, 2014
The U.S. economy continued growing in October and November amid widespread optimism that the world's biggest engine would stay on track, according to a U.S. Federal Reserve report released Wednesday.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
A day ahead of the European Central Bank's final policy meeting of the year, a closely watched survey indicated Wednesday that the 18-country eurozone is not far from sliding back into recession.
U.S. auto giants General Motors and Chrysler Tuesday rode lower gasoline prices and aggressive holiday promotions to higher November sales, while Ford Motor reported another decline.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Cyber Monday is turning into Cyber Month.
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.