International

  • S&P upgrades Cyprus on better economic performance Associated Press - 15 minutes ago

    Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's is more upbeat about Cyprus' public finances following a better-than-expected performance since the country's financial rescue a year ago. The agency upgraded Cyprus' ...

  • Volvo truck maker turns Q1 profit on strong sales Associated Press - 24 minutes ago

    Swedish truck maker AB Volvo says strong first-quarter sales and cost cuts helped it return to profitability during the period. In a statement, the Goteborg-based group said Friday it made a net profit ...

  • Honda's profit doubles on weak yen, strong sales Associated Press - 29 minutes ago
    Honda's profit doubles on weak yen, strong sales

    Honda said Friday that its profit for the fiscal fourth quarter zoomed to more than double the previous year's as the benefits of a weak yen added to strong sales, but momentum was forecast to ebb as the ...

  • Wary investors push European stocks lower Financial Times - 38 minutes ago

    European equities moved lower on Friday on resurgent fears over Ukraine, with Russia staging fresh military exercises on its border and Kiev sending its army to flush out armed pro-Russia rebels in the ...

  • HK bankers add to calls for democracy from Beijing Associated Press - 44 minutes ago

    A group of Hong Kong finance industry professionals are pledging to join an Occupy-style movement to protest growing influence from Beijing that they say is undermining the Asian financial hub's economy. ...

  • Baltic states lead push to cut Russia gas reliance Associated Press - 53 minutes ago
    Baltic states lead push to cut Russia gas reliance

    Later this year, a ship the size of an aircraft carrier will arrive at Lithuania's port of Klaipeda on the Baltic Sea. The 300-meter (984-foot) vessel is not a warship, but a floating natural gas import ...

  • S&P cuts Russia's credit rating Associated Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago
    S&P cuts Russia's credit rating

    The Standard & Poor's credit agency on Friday cut Russia's credit rating for the first time in more than five years, raising the financial stakes flowing from the crisis in Ukraine as tensions rise and ...

  • Europe gives Electrolux a Q1 profit boost Associated Press - 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    Swedish home appliance-maker Electrolux says the economic recovery in Europe helped the company's first-quarter net profit rise 19 percent to 431 million kronor ($66 million) from 361 million kronor. The ...

  • Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus Associated Press - 1 hour 4 minutes ago
    Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus

    Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes? The ...

  • Oil declines after rising on Ukraine crisis Associated Press - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    The price of oil declined Friday after rising to near $102 per barrel on worries about tensions in Ukraine. Benchmark U.S. crude for June delivery shed 30 cents to $101.64 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. ...

  • Sina suspends book site after pornography reported Associated Press - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    Chinese web giant Sina.com temporarily closed its literature site Friday after reports it would lose two crucial publication licenses for hosting pornography. Sina decided to take books off its site while ...

  • Egypt tries to save money on wheat subsidies Associated Press - 2 hours 0 minutes ago
    Egypt tries to save money on wheat subsidies

    Egypt will try to save half the money it spends on wheat subsidies by issuing a new smart card system to ensure that the cheap bread goes to only the neediest. Egypt is the world's largest importer of ...

  • Baidu profit up 24.1 percent on strong ad revenue Associated Press - 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    Baidu Inc., operator of China's most popular Internet search engine, said Friday its quarterly profit jumped 24.1 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew. Profit rose to 2.5 billion yuan ...

  • RBS forced to scrap plans to pay bonuses at up 200% of salary Financial Times - 2 hours 12 minutes ago

    The government has forced Royal Bank of Scotland to scrap plans to pay bonuses at up to 200 per cent of bankers' salaries, provoking a blunt warning from the state-owned lender that the move would carry ...

  • Pearson hit by strong sterling Financial Times - 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    A rise in the value of sterling has hit Pearson sales in the first three months of 2014, but the education company said it remained on track to deliver its previous guidance for adjusted profits. Pearson, ...

  • Iran cuts portion of gasoline subsidies Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    Iran has cut a portion of its gasoline subsidies, nearly doubling some prices at the pump as part of a second round of cuts delayed since 2012. Friday's move will test public support for moderate President ...

  • US, Japan say Pacific trade talks make headway Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    US, Japan say Pacific trade talks make headway

    Closing two days of around the clock negotiations, U.S. officials said Friday that they reached a breakthrough with Japan to move forward a stalled regional trade pact even though gaps remain that could ...

  • US, Japan say TPP trade talks make headway Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    US, Japan say TPP trade talks make headway

    Closing two days of around the clock negotiations, U.S. officials said Friday that they reached a breakthrough with Japan to move forward a stalled regional trade pact even though gaps remain that could ...

  • Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters Associated Press - 4 hours ago
    Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

    A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might ...

  • Stihl Chain Saws Thrive Outside the Big Box BusinessWeek - 5 hours ago

    Stihl builds chain saws in America and sells them through the kinds of little stores that are supposed to be going out of business And it’s working great

  • Inna Shevchenko's Femen: Shock, Irritate, Frighten, Inspire BusinessWeek - 5 hours ago

    The Ukrainian protest group’s leader and the art of making a statement that can’t be ignored

  • Chess Champ Magnus Carlsen Is Mr. Confident BusinessWeek - 5 hours ago

    The chess grandmaster on plotting, planning, and the weakness of pessimism

  • Mara Brock Akil and the Audience TV Forgot BusinessWeek - 5 hours ago

    The BET showrunner conquered television by finding an audience everyone else had overlooked

  • Liz Wahl, Former RT News Anchor, Quits and Prospers BusinessWeek - 5 hours ago

    Liz Wahl resigned on national television. How did that work out for her?

  • London's most pricey tower may sell for $1.85 billion CNBC - 5 hours ago
    London's most pricey tower may sell for $1.85 billion

    HSBC Holdings' global headquarters in London is up for sale and could fetch over £1.1 billion ($1.85 billion), the Financial Times reported.

  • Fireball Whisky: Selling a Brand, Shot by Shot BusinessWeek - 5 hours ago

    How a secretive company hired an unknown actor to get people to drink a repackaged schnapps

  • What Does How You Talk Have to Do With How You Get Ahead? BusinessWeek - 5 hours ago

    Why competent men and women employ a vocal tic, and what it means

  • Is Japan winning the war against deflation? CNBC - 5 hours ago
    Is Japan winning the war against deflation?

    Core consumer prices in Tokyo rose to a 22-year high in April, fresh evidence that the Bank of Japan is making progress in its war against deflation.

  • Sugar: Drastic measures Financial Times - 5 hours ago

    Beads of sweat glisten on the burly shoeshiner's brow as he works at his stand in a busy square outside a Mexico City metro station. "I love soda," says Raúl Valverde. "It just tastes so ...

  • Mandalay Bay expo center getting $66M expansion Associated Press - 5 hours ago
    Mandalay Bay expo center getting $66M expansion

    The Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas announced a $66 million expansion project that will boost its convention center from the seventh-largest to the fifth-largest in the United States. Hotel officials ...

  • Brewer vetoes controversial ride-sharing bill Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday vetoed legislation that would have exempted Uber and other ride-sharing companies from insurance regulations imposed on traditional taxi and livery companies. Saying ...

  • Help Wanted Signs Are Popping Up in U.S. Cities BusinessWeek - 6 hours ago

    In 13 percent of metro areas, jobless rates are below 5 percent

  • China's Pollution Police Are Watching BusinessWeek - 6 hours ago

    Cities across China are trying to force the worst-polluting cars and trucks onto the scrap heap

  • For Bangladeshi Women, Factory Work Is Worth the Risks BusinessWeek - 6 hours ago

    A survivor of a factory fire sees a better future for her daughter

  • Iterate→ Iterate→ Caffeinate BusinessWeek - 6 hours ago

    The AeroPress may be the world’s greatest single-cup coffee maker. Here’s how the owner of a toy company invented it in his garage