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Published:Friday | October 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is vowing to expand price controls in a bid to battle rampant inflation.Maduro said on Tuesday that he will increase enforcement of rules that limit the profit retailers can...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

THE OBAMA administration is joining with private companies in a partnership aimed at training enforcement officials about the virtual currency bitcoin and fighting crime arising from its use.The goals...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2015 | 12:05 AMAP

Google is not violating copyright laws by digitising books for a massive online library, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a decadelong dispute by authors worried that the project would spoil the market for their books.The 2nd US Circuit Court...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

The directors of a massive Trump-branded luxury condominium development in Panama fired Donald Trump's company during the summer over allegations of mismanagement, overspending and undisclosed bonuses...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

AP:Toyota, under ambitious environmental targets, is aiming to sell hardly any regular gasolene vehicles by 2050, only hybrids and fuel cells, to radically reduce emissions.The automaker promised to involve governments, affiliated companies and...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Over a prosecutor's objection, bail was set at US$2 million Friday for a Dominican Republic diplomat arrested in a bribe-related criminal case that also landed a former president of the United Nations General Assembly behind bars.United States...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Finance officials from the world's 20 biggest economies have committed to toughening laws and boosting cross- border cooperation to prevent multinational companies from avoiding as much as US$250 billion a year in taxes.The unanimous agreement was...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

President Dilma Rousseff's ability to govern Brazil has been dealt a serious blow by a federal audit court ruling that her government violated accounting practices and financial laws last year, a decision that could fuel efforts to impeach her,...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

St Lucia will soon become the latest Caribbean country to allow far-flung investors to buy local citizenship.Prime Minister Kenny Anthony told a "global citizens forum" in the wealthy principality of Monaco that St Lucia will start accepting...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Metals maker Alcoa, which said last week it will split itself into two companies, on Monday announced a US$1-billion contract with aircraft maker Airbus.Alcoa will make bolts, nuts and rivets used to hold a variety of aircraft together. The company...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries reached a contentious trade pact that cuts trade barriers, sets labour and environmental standards and protects the intellectual property of multinational corporations. Now each country must sell...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Volkswagen AG's new CEO has told more than 20,000 workers that overcoming its emissions-rigging scandal will "not happen without pain" and that the company will have to review its investment plans.Matthias Mueller vowed Tuesday that "we will...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

China's slowdown and tumbling commodity prices will push global economic growth this year to the lowest level since the recession year 2009, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted Tuesday.In a report Tuesday in advance of the IMF-World Bank...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Cybercrime costs are climbing for companies both in the United States and overseas amid a slew of high-profile breaches, according to research released Tuesday.A sixth annual study by the Ponemon Institute pegged the average annual cost of...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

American Apparel has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection almost a year after ousting founder Dov Charney, who is now locked in a contentious legal fight with the retailer.American Apparel cautioned in August that it didn't have enough...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

General Motors plans to cut US$5.5 billion in manufacturing, purchasing and administrative costs during the next three years, helping to finance a big push into autonomous cars and car- and ride-sharing services. The company told Wall Street...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Brazil economy plunging with no relief in sightA currency hitting historic lows. Unemployment at a five-year peak. Consumer spending in the dumps, and a grinding political crisis that's frozen leaders' ability to push through Congress measures to...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Chinese investors fined for violating 'no sell' orderChina's securities regulator has announced the first penalties for violators of a ban imposed in July on stock sales by major shareholders as part of frantic government efforts to stem a slide in...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Google is countering the release of Apple's latest iPhones with two devices running on a new version of Android software designed to steer and document even more of its users' lives.The Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X unveiled Tuesday are the first...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Royal Dutch Shell is giving up on its expensive and controversial push to produce oil in Alaska's Arctic waters "for the foreseeable future" - a decision that darkens the long-term oil prospects of the US and brings relief to environmental groups...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

BMW may be the next automaker in the sights of United States safety regulators.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says it's investigating the company's Mini brand because it may have been slow to fix cars that did not...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2015 | 9:08 PMAP

Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its long quest to become the first company to produce oil in Alaska's Arctic waters, darkening the nation's long-term oil prospects and delighting environmental groups that tried to block the project. After...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

Canada's finance mini-ster says Canada is not in recession now and was not in recession in the first half of the year, despite data showing otherwise.Joe Oliver said in an interview with The Associated Press the downturn was largely confined to the...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMAP

If you are driving a diesel-powered four-cylinder Volkswagen, you're stuck with a fun-to-drive machine that is belching unhealthy pollutants from its tailpipe.Until the company figures out how to fix its bogus emissions controls, there is not much...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2015 | 10:54 AMAP

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn stepped down Wednesday over a scandal in which the German carmaker admitted to rigging its diesel cars' emissions to pass United States tests. In a statement, Winterkorn said he took responsibility for the...

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