posted: 12/21/2014 2:06 a.m.
For a few years there, it looked like Ralph Kaehler might have been able to make a go of it in Cuba, where he started trading long before President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday that relations between the two countries were finally beginning to thaw.
posted: 12/21/2014 2:04 a.m.
HONG KONG -- With an economy increasingly linked to mainland China but a monetary policy still tied to the United States, Hong Kong is set to be squeezed by diverging dynamics in the two nations, compounding challenges posed by political unrest.
updated: 12/20/2014 4:13 a.m.
President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving a comedy film about a plot to assassinate the leader of North Korea and pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacker attack on Sony that the FBI blamed on the communist government.
posted: 12/20/2014 2:08 a.m.
T-Mobile US will pay up to $90 million, mostly in refunds, for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators.
posted: 12/20/2014 2:05 a.m.
Shares of Nike Inc. fell the most in almost nine months Friday after future orders trailed analysts' estimates, hurt by slowing demand in western Europe and emerging markets.
posted: 12/20/2014 1:59 a.m.
CEO: U.S.-Cuba shift may lift cigar cost A breakthrough in trade relations between the U.S. and Cuba could lead to an increase in prices for premium cigars if more Americans are able to buy them to smoke, the head of Imperial Tobacco Group Plc's Spanish unit said.
posted: 12/19/2014 1:50 a.m.
TOKYO -- Sony Corp. leaders maintained their silence Thursday as Sony Pictures Entertainment, a trophy asset, worked to repair damage created by hackers who attacked the company because of a film that dares to portray North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
posted: 12/18/2014 4:12 a.m.
Arkansas agriculture and business groups applauded the Cuba trade, travel and diplomatic policy announced by President Barack Obama on Wednesday.
posted: 12/18/2014 4:07 a.m.
The fallout from the theft of computer data from Sony Pictures Entertainment that began four weeks ago expanded this week after the shadowy group calling itself Guardians of Peace escalated its attack beyond corporate espionage and threatened moviegoers with violence.
posted: 12/18/2014 2:13 a.m.
Russian consumers flocked to stores Wednesday, buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the ruble's fall in value in recent days.
posted: 12/18/2014 2:07 a.m.
Crude oil futures rebounded with stocks Wednesday after a weeks-long market selloff prompted by concerns over rising supply and weak demand growth took a pause.
posted: 12/18/2014 2:04 a.m.
New York issues fracking moratorium New York state officials announced Wednesday a moratorium on fracking, a method of mining for gas and oil, after releasing the results of a year-long study.
posted: 12/17/2014 7:47 a.m.
MOSCOW — Russian consumers flocked to stores frantically buying a range of big-ticket items as they look to pre-empt price rises after the staggering fall in the value of the ruble over recent days.
posted: 12/17/2014 2:16 a.m.
The Russian ruble was under intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one point by 20 percent to a historic low despite a huge pre-dawn interest-rate increase from Russia's central bank. Russian officials were clearly rattled even though state television urged citizens not to panic.
posted: 12/17/2014 2:09 a.m.
Plant board to hold ash-tree hearing The state Plant Board will hold a public hearing Thursday on a proposal to make permanent an emergency order barring the shipment of firewood as well as raw wood products from ash trees because of the presence of the emerald ash borer in Arkansas.