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.
Pfizer Will Buy Hospira, Major Injectables Company, For $17B
February 05 2015 9:29 AM EST
It's the first major deal for the drug company since its failed attempt to acquire AstraZeneca last year.
Brazil’s Economic Future Dims Amid Petrobras Scandal
February 04 2015 4:10 PM EST
When the state oil company has problems, Brazil has problems.
Ebola Aid Arrived Too Late
February 03 2015 6:32 PM EST
The bulk of the crisis was over by the time aid hit the areas most affected by the Ebola outbreak.
Why The Keystone XL Decision Matters For UN Climate Talks
February 02 2015 11:55 AM EST
The Obama administration is on track to issue its final verdict of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline early this spring after a crucial Monday deadline passed.
Venezuela Jails Store Owners Accused Of Creating Queues: Maduro
February 01 2015 9:12 PM EST
Maduro accuses a rapacious business elite of waging an "economic war" to bring down his administration.
US Food And Drink Industry Is Drowning In Plastic
January 29 2015 3:16 PM EST
A new environmental report found that U.S. fast-food, beverage and grocery companies are doing little to deal with the mountain of packaged material waste.
Ruble Falls As Russia Downgraded To Junk By S&P
January 26 2015 9:50 PM EST
Many bond funds will have to sell Russia’s sovereign debt as it falls below investment grade.
Immigrants 'Trapped' In US, Mexican Ex-President Says
January 25 2015 9:05 AM EST
Felipe Calderon tells IBTimes most undocumented immigrants don't want to become American citizens: They merely want to work in the U.S.
Maduro's Popularity Shrinks Along With Oil Prices
January 22 2015 11:16 AM EST
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro used his annual address to reassure the country about falling oil prices. He did not succeed.
Who Owns The Arctic? Russia, China and Others Debate
January 21 2015 2:04 PM EST
At this week's Arctic Frontiers gathering, debate turns to shipping and oil extraction as China and Russia express growing interest in Arctic affairs.
China's New Global Groove
January 21 2015 12:27 PM EST
China's shifting of production abroad could be a profound driver of employment through much of the developing world.
Few CEOs Say Government Should Make Climate Change A Priority
January 20 2015 2:15 PM EST
Despite the threat of big climate-related costs to business, CEOs want government to focus more on cutting taxes than on carbon emissions.