Best Buy To Close Stores, Consolidate In Canada
March 28 2015 2:57 PM EDT
The retailer will close 66 of its Future Shop brand stores in Canada and convert 65 of them to Best Buy brand stores.
China-Led Infrastructure Investment Bank Gains Global Support
March 28 2015 3:27 AM EDT
Like the U.K., Switzerland and other European countries, Russia has announced it intends to join the bank.
The Fight To Save Honduras' Banana Industry
March 26 2015 10:14 AM EDT
Rising temperatures and scarce rainfall are making it harder and costlier to produce bananas in tropical countries such as Honduras.
UN Warns Of Severe Global Water Deficit By 2030
March 21 2015 2:25 AM EDT
In 15 years, the world might be left with only 60 percent of the water it needs, according to a new U.N. report.
Tunisia's Tourism Industry Was Recovering, Until Now
March 19 2015 3:41 PM EDT
A vital sector could face lasting repercussions from Wednesday's massacre at a national museum in Tunis.
Gut Reaction: Battle Over Salix Is All About Stomach Troubles
March 16 2015 6:21 PM EDT
Valeant will pay $11.1 billion to acquire Salix Pharmaceuticals' stomach disorders medicines.
Brazilians Demand President's Ouster
March 15 2015 4:04 PM EDT
Some protesters called on the military to remove the Rousseff government.
El Niño Bringing The Heat
March 09 2015 4:01 PM EDT
The Pacific Ocean phenomenon could result in brief bouts of rain for bone-dry California and set up 2015 to be one of the warmest years on record.
Crude Oil Train Explodes In Ontario
March 07 2015 10:36 PM EST
A train carrying crude oil came off its track in northern Ontario and exploded Saturday.
'Decades' Before Gender Gap Is Closed
March 06 2015 4:21 AM EST
A UN report, issued ahead of International Women's Day, finds progress to correct gender inequality has been painfully slow.
Global Food Prices Fall To Lowest Level In 5 Years: FAO
March 06 2015 2:37 AM EST
The U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization said that the decline was fueled by "robust supply conditions" and low crude oil prices.
When Will The Fed Take On Climate Change?
March 03 2015 9:33 AM EST
The Bank of England is studying financial risks associated with climate change and "stranded assets." Next up: The Federal Reserve.
When Wall Street Wins, The Economy Loses
February 23 2015 1:13 PM EST
New economic research describes how a swiftly growing financial sector actually hurts the real economy.
Wal-Mart Wage Boost Comes With Questions
February 19 2015 1:53 PM EST
The huge retailer is boosting wages to $10 an hour, but critics say the company can afford a more generous increase.
Come Hell And No Water
February 19 2015 9:04 AM EST
In the coming decades, 30-year stretches of crop shortages, water scarcity and extreme dryness could become the norm. America isn't ready.
In Cuba, Senators See Path For End To US Embargo
February 17 2015 1:20 PM EST
Republican and Democratic senators have introduced two separate bills to lift travel restrictions on Americans going to Cuba and to repeal the 53-year-old embargo.
Congress Sends Keystone XL Bill To White House
February 11 2015 5:18 PM EST
Obama is expected to veto the measure, which could hasten his final decision on the Canada-to-Texas pipeline.
Can Venezuela's Discount Oil Program Survive?
February 11 2015 8:16 AM EST
The program offers Venezuelan oil to Caribbean countries at bargain prices. But Venezuela's economic woes are putting its future in doubt.
Brazil's Rousseff Popularity Plunges Amid Scandal, Bad Economy
February 07 2015 5:36 PM EST
Rousseff promised during last year's campaign that she would not have to dramatically raise utility prices or slash government spending, but since her October re-election she has done both.
The Art And Science Of Predicting Oil Prices
February 05 2015 3:29 PM EST
Energy analysts say forecasts for oil prices are based on "imprecise" assumptions about global supply and demand.