posted: 09/01/2014 2:01 a.m.
BEIJING -- The Silicon Valley economy is hot these days, but U.S. tech firms are feeling a chill in China.
posted: 08/31/2014 2:45 a.m.
A prolonged drought in Brazil has already claimed about half of Jose Francisco Pereira's coffee crop. Next year could be even worse as the country heads for the first three-year output decline since 1965.
posted: 08/30/2014 1:57 a.m.
Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
posted: 08/30/2014 1:55 a.m.
Inflation in the eurozone continued to decline in August while unemployment hovered near record-high levels, according to official data released Friday, reinforcing expectations that the European Central Bank would soon take more forceful action to prevent a downward price spiral.
posted: 08/30/2014 1:53 a.m.
The man who masterminded an $800 million insurance scam that fleeced tens of thousands of investors in one of Florida's all-time largest fraud schemes was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.
posted: 08/30/2014 1:51 a.m.
The $24 that truck driver Hector Jofre usually carries to bribe gang members or shanty dwellers for access to Argentina's biggest grain port did no good one night in April.
posted: 08/30/2014 1:48 a.m.
McDonald's: Russia to check 100 stores MOSCOW -- McDonald's said Russia's consumer-safety regulator is inspecting more than 100 of its restaurants after the world's largest fast-food chain by revenue was forced to close 12 locations in the country.
posted: 08/28/2014 2:36 a.m.
Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered, state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers.
posted: 08/28/2014 2:27 a.m.
Royal Bank of Scotland fined $24 million LONDON -- A British regulator fined Royal Bank of Scotland about $24 million Wednesday for failing to offer proper advice to mortgage customers and criticized the bank for its delays in responding to the initial complaints.
posted: 08/27/2014 10:34 a.m.
PARIS — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister.
posted: 08/26/2014 8:21 a.m.
MIAMI — Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that would give the fast-food company a stronger foothold in the coffee and breakfast market.
posted: 08/23/2014 1:55 a.m.
Jack Daniel's and Jim Beam whiskeys are facing criticism from consumer-safety officials in Russia, adding to mounting scrutiny of American brands in the country.
posted: 08/23/2014 1:51 a.m.
The stock market paused Friday, after four days of gains, after a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen left investors unsure about how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in the coming months.
posted: 08/21/2014 2:36 a.m.
Target Corp. has reduced its financial outlook twice since Brian Cornell was named chief executive officer three weeks ago. Now the company's new leader has to show he can clear that lower bar.
posted: 08/21/2014 2:25 a.m.
Global OK'd for oil by rail; Tesoro waits Just as Global Partners LP gained approval to unload more oil from rail cars at a marine terminal in Oregon, Tesoro Corp. learned its plans for a similar project in neighboring Washington will have to wait.