Friday, October 4, 2013
Puerto Rico's governor says he plans to boost the island's sluggish coffee industry by generating 6,000 new jobs and cultivating an additional 16,000 acres (6,400 hectares) in the next two years.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
The political impasse in Congress has shown no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions — from informational websites, to national parks, to processing veterans' claims — in limbo from coast to coast, with lawmakers in both parties ominously suggesting the partial shutdown might last for weeks.
Automakers expect little impact from the U.S. government shutdown, and they predict a fourth-quarter rebound after a rare sales decline in September.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Brazil's Central Bank on Monday trimmed its 2013 GDP growth forecast for Latin America's leading economy from 2.7 to 2.5 percent.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
US stocks tumbled in early trade Monday as a shutdown of the government loomed after Washington lawmakers failed to bridge their differences over the federal budget.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Communist Cuba has put the world on notice it has warmed to professional sports after more than five decades, and will let stars sign big contracts abroad without having to defect.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week to a near six-year low, bolstering the case for the Federal Reserve to wind down an economic stimulus program.
An US$11 billion national settlement is under discussion to resolve claims over JPMorgan's handling of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the recession, said a government official familiar with ongoing negotiations among bank, federal and New York state officials.