Hundreds of irate Mexicans marched in Mexico City on Sunday to protest a steep rise in gasoline prices.
It will be a happy New Year indeed for millions of the lowest-paid U.S. workers. Nineteen states, including New York and California, will ring in the year with an increase in the minimum wage.
The former publisher of Arizona's Sierra Vista Herald, who with his brother grew Wick Communications into a media company with publications in 11 states, has died. He was 85.
Telecom firm Sprint said it will create 5,000 U.S. jobs over the next 15 months, and pledged Wednesday to work with President-elect Donald Trump to boost the U.S. economy.
The past year was a big one for Donald Trump, but also for Pokemon Go. According to Google's global trends report released Wednesday, the augmented reality game from Nintendo was the most-searched item online in 2016.
Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move she and her husband, Mel, had discussed before he passed away in 2012.
U.S. farmers drained all available government agricultural loan money this past fiscal year to get through one of the worst agricultural downturns in recent years, but no one who qualifies for a farm loan will be denied in the next four months due to an unusual provision passed this month by Congress.
Venezuela took delivery Tuesday of its third load of new, bigger denomination banknotes, its central bank said, but there was no sign of them in circulation yet despite official promises and mounting public anxiety.
U.S. consumer confidence posted sharp gains in December, hitting its highest level in 15 years, according to survey data released Tuesday.
U.S. prosecutors announced criminal charges Tuesday against three hackers who allegedly made US$4 million in illicit profits from insider trading of information pilfered from law firms advising on corporate mergers.