International

  • Medical pot businesses to battle black market for customers Associated Press - 18 minutes ago
    Medical pot businesses to battle black market for customers

    When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring prospective patients across their thresholds: Marijuana will always ...

  • Drenching rains green pastures, bode well for herd expansion Associated Press - 24 minutes ago
    Drenching rains green pastures, bode well for herd expansion

    Drenching rains that recently soaked the Great Plains have brought welcomed moisture to areas still recovering from droughts, greening pastures as ranchers begin the annual rite of moving cattle to the ...

  • What will get Europe's economy rolling again? Associated Press - 42 minutes ago
    What will get Europe's economy rolling again?

    What's behind Europe's sluggish recovery and high jobless rate? What can central banks and governments do to get things going? The European Central Bank convened prominent economists Thursday through Saturday ...

  • Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy Associated Press - 1 hour 40 minutes ago
    Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy

    If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. It hasn't worked out that way. The economy is thought to have shrunk ...

  • Greece will not accept 'humiliating' terms, premier says Associated Press - 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told leaders of the governing Radical Left Coalition that Greece is ready to accept a "viable and long lasting" deal with its lenders, but not on "humiliating ...

  • Automakers to reveal models covered by wider air bag recall Associated Press - 1 hour 54 minutes ago
    Automakers to reveal models covered by wider air bag recall

    Eleven automakers are expected next week to reveal which models are being added to a massive recall of air bags made by Takata Corp. On Tuesday, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

  • China-Taiwan talks seek to maintain momentum for closer ties Associated Press - 2 hours 6 minutes ago
    China-Taiwan talks seek to maintain momentum for closer ties

    Negotiators from Taiwan and China met Saturday for talks in an attempt to maintain momentum for the forging of closer ties in the face of a skeptical Taiwanese public. The talks resulted in no firm agreements ...

  • Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue Associated Press - 2 hours 22 minutes ago
    Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

    A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. It's not the uninsured, but rather the problem ...

  • Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations

    Japan pledged Saturday 55 billion yen ($450 million) in aid to Pacific island nations that are battling rising sea levels and natural calamities as a result of global warming. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

  • Philippines backs support for small enterprises at APEC meet Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    The Philippines' top trade official on Saturday called for support for the integration of micro, small and medium enterprises in global trade, which he said would help reduce poverty and inequality in ...

  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill Associated Press - 6 hours ago
    Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

    In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable ...

  • Another patch put in place for highway and transit funding Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects. The Senate approved the bill ...

  • California oil spill harder to clean up in choppy waters Associated Press - 6 hours ago
    California oil spill harder to clean up in choppy waters

    A 10-square-mile oil slick off the California coast is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said as more dead animals were discovered. The combination ...

  • California farmers agree to drastically cut water use Associated Press - 7 hours ago
    California farmers agree to drastically cut water use

    California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid ...

  • AP Interview: Leader says Mideast pays price for gender gap Associated Press - 7 hours ago
    AP Interview: Leader says Mideast pays price for gender gap

    Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in "bite-sized" infrastructure projects and get the private sector more involved in training young job seekers — these are the prescriptions of ...

  • Woman chains herself to Shell ship in bay north of Seattle Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    A woman has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a support ship for Royal Dutch Shell's exploratory oil drilling plans, Bellingham police said. KCPQ-TV said the ship is anchored in Bellingham Bay, ...

  • The Executive Selection: Brioni Entrepreneur - 8 hours ago
    The Executive Selection: Brioni

    Pieces from Brioni's SS 2015 collection, selected to accompany various looks on and off the clock

  • Congress passes 2-month highway, transit aid extension Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects. The Senate approved the bill by ...

  • Peru suspends civil liberties in region after 4th death Associated Press - 9 hours ago

    Peru's government said it was suspending civil liberties in a southern coastal valley after a fourth death in violent anti-mining protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project. Cabinet chief Pedro ...

  • Senate blocks House surveillance bill and 2-month extension Associated Press - 9 hours ago
    Senate blocks House surveillance bill and 2-month extension

    The Senate struggled to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, rejecting both a House-passed bill and a short-term extension of the USA Patriot Act. The back-to-back ...

  • Choppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals found Associated Press - 10 hours ago
    Choppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals found

    A 10-square-mile oil slick off the coast of California is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said Friday as more dead animals were discovered on ...

  • Former CEO's lawsuit against Sands China stays in Nevada Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    A Nevada judge has decided a wrongful termination case against Macau-based Sands China Ltd. and Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson can stay in Nevada largely because of the influence Adelson wielded over the ...

  • Official: Seattle Shell protests caused environmental damage Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    An official with Washington state's Department of Natural Resources says Seattle activists protesting Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic did some environmental damage to a popular dive park. ...

  • Currency tumbles as Venezuelans look to unload bolivars Associated Press - 12 hours ago
    Currency tumbles as Venezuelans look to unload bolivars

    Venezuelans are dumping their rapidly-depreciating currency at a quicker pace, leading to a staggering plunge in its free-market value, as the crisis-plagued economy edges closer to an outbreak of hyperinflation. ...

  • US Dollar Recovery Fighting Liquidity, Growth Headwinds DailyFX - 12 hours ago

    US Dollar Recovery Fighting Liquidity, Growth Headwinds

  • Senate approves Obama's hard-fought trade negotiating bill Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    The Republican-led Senate has handed President Barack Obama a major victory by approving his request for enhanced trade negotiating authority. The bill now faces a tough battle in the House. The Senate ...

  • Peru declares state of emergency in anti-mining protest area AFP - 14 hours ago
    Peru declares state of emergency in anti-mining protest area

    Peru has declared a state of emergency in the country's south, where a violent protest against the Tia Maria copper mine has left four people dead in two months. Earlier this month, the government had already deployed some troops to help local police maintain order. Protesters are demonstrating against the project by Mexican-owned copper firm Southern Peru, which they say will pollute their water and damage agriculture.

  • Dead animals found in oil spill: 3 pelicans, 1 dolphin Associated Press - 14 hours ago
    Dead animals found in oil spill: 3 pelicans, 1 dolphin

    Officials say a dead dolphin and three dead pelicans have been found near the area of an oil spill on the California coast. Veterinarian Michael Ziccardi said Friday it's not clear if the dolphin found ...

  • Vacation plans collide with must-do agenda for Senate Associated Press - 14 hours ago
    Vacation plans collide with must-do agenda for Senate

    In a victory for President Barack Obama, supporters of sweeping, bipartisan trade legislation narrowly fended off a last-minute challenge Friday night, clearing the way for Senate passage and a highly ...

  • USDJPY Stands at 2015 High With Fed and BoJ Policy in the Forefront DailyFX - 14 hours ago

    USDJPY Stands at 2015 High With Fed and BoJ Policy in the Forefront

  • Pacific-Atlantic railroad will respect environment: Chinese premier AFP - 15 hours ago
    Pacific-Atlantic railroad will respect environment: Chinese premier

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said that the Beijing-funded project to build a vast railroad between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, across Peru, would respect the region's environment including the Amazon basin. "The three countries agree on the fact that the viability of this project will not only be favorable to our common development but will also protect the environment," Li said upon arrival in Lima on Friday. "China respects Latin America's biodiversity," Li said.

  • The Important Lesson for Entrepreneurs From a Quarterback's Fight for His Life Entrepreneur - 15 hours ago
    The Important Lesson for Entrepreneurs From a Quarterback's Fight for His Life

    Jim Kelly battled two bouts of cancer, but with his teammates by his side, he was able to stand tall.

  • Why Hackers Go After All Your Info, Not Just the Important Stuff Entrepreneur - 16 hours ago
    Why Hackers Go After All Your Info, Not Just the Important Stuff

    You may think your company is too small to get noticed. Think again.

  • Fund management needs a low-cost overhaul Financial Times - 16 hours ago

    Sir, Merryn Somerset Webb rightly draws attention to to the drag that high charges have on the performance of funds (FT Money, May 16). More than a decade ago Bedlam Asset Management was founded in an ...

  • Yellen: 1st rate hike likely by year end if economy improves Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expects to begin raising interest rates later this year — if the job market improves and the Fed is confident inflation will climb closer toward its target ...