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Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 4:02 PMAP

Crude oil prices fell sharply for the second day in a row Tuesday. Benchmark US  crude oil dropped US$1.75, or 5.6 per cent, to close at US$27.94 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, fell US$2.56, or 7.8 per...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2016 | 11:02 PMAP

UNITED STATESNORTH DAKOTA, (AP):The US Supreme Court refused yesterday to review lower court rulings overturning North Dakota's ban on abortion at six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they're pregnant.The justices turned away the state's...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMAP
Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2016 | 6:10 PMAP

United States stocks slumped Wednesday as the price of oil suffered its worst one-day drop since September, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index fell to its lowest level in almost two years. US crude dropped US$1.91, or 6.7 per cent, to US$...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 11:14 AMAP

China's economy cooled further in the latest quarter, dragging 2015's full-year growth to a quarter-century low and deepening a slowdown that has fuelled anxiety over its impact on the global economy. The world's second-largest economy...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2016 | 11:06 PMAP
Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 12:49 PMAP

US stocks were mostly higher in midday trading Tuesday, with health care and technology companies among the biggest gainers. Another slide in crude oil prices pulled down energy stocks. Investors also had their eye on corporate earnings, which are...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 10:35 AMAP

ZURICH (AP): Already banished from soccer for eight years, former FIFA leaders Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are again facing the threat of life bans. FIFA ethics prosecutors said yesterday they will appeal to increase the bans, arguing they are...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 2:40 PMAP

China's market regulators say they are suspending a mechanism that automatically halts trading when stocks fall sharply. The mechanism, which was implemented at the beginning of the year, has been triggered twice this week. On Thursday trading...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 11:08 PMAP
Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 5:46 PMAP

United States stocks tumbled to two-month lows Wednesday as fears about China's economy slowing down led to more widespread selling. The price of oil plunged to its lowest level since 2008 on the prospect that global demand could fall further....

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 4:19 PMAP

Despite the United States Federal Reserve's unanimous vote to raise a key interest rate last month, some policymakers viewed their decision as a "close call" because of stubbornly low inflation. Going forward, officials believed...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 3:48 PMAP

The World Bank has cut its forecast for global growth this year given weakness in the developing world. The aid agency expects the world economy to expand 2.9 per cent in 2016, down from its June forecast of 3.3 per cent but up from 2.4 per cent in...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2015 | 11:06 PMAP
Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2015 | 11:05 PMAP
Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 11:11 PMAP

ARGENTINABUENOS AIRES, AP:The Committee to Protect Journalists is calling on Argentina's government to help protect a local journalist whose wife was attacked for his reporting on drug trafficking.Radio journalist Sergio Hurtado tells the committee...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 11:10 PMAP
Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2015 | 11:12 PMAP

UNITED STATESMICHIGAN, (AP):AAA projects nearly 3.2 million people from Michigan plan to travel for the year-end holiday season.The auto club says nearly two percent more than last year from Michigan are expected to go 50 miles or more from home....

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 11:12 PMAP

LEICESTER, England (AP):The most remarkable Premier League story in years shows no sign of ending. After only narrowly avoiding relegation last campaign, Leicester (35 points) lead the heavyweights (Arsenal, 33, Manchester City, 32, Manchester...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 11:11 PMAP

MONACO (AP):The global association of Olympic athletes says it's unfair that all Russia's track and field athletes have been banned from international competition because of allegations of state-sponsored doping.The World Olympians Association (WOA...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2015 | 11:34 PMAP

JAMAICAKINGSTON, (AP):A Jamaican gay rights activist has brought a rare legal challenge to the nation's anti-sodomy laws that criminalise consensual sex between men, the Canadian advocacy group he works for said.Gay rights campaigner and attorney...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2015 | 11:30 PMAP
Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

AP:Holding meetings on cruise ships can be cost-effective and can simplify mixing business with fun.The one potential downside: On-board internet access may be slow and expensive. But depending on your group, limited wi-fi might not be a bad thing...

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