| May 18, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Seventy years ago next month, the Americans made a historic landing in France.
They're at it again.
At this year's Cannes Film Festival, the prestigious and peculiarly French cinema gathering now underway, many of the hottest titles don't come from an...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:59 PM
The economy stumbled badly during the severe winter, much more than first estimated, according to a government report, and stalled a recovery that appeared poised to take off this year.
Economists, however, see the quarterly drop more as a delay in...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Eurimages has a solid presence this year at Cannes, where six pics supported by the Council of Europe's co-production fund are screening in the official selection. Its executive director Roberto Olla talked about his efforts to expand Eurimages beyond...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:11 PM
I was watching from inside my shiny tower in London’s financial district the day that Lehman Bros. collapsed. Bankers were walking out the revolving doors clutching files and family photos, economic refugees in well-cut suits. The party was over. Of...
| May 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
CANNES- Backup Media, the Paris-based film financing powerhouse, is teaming up with Rentrak on Moviechainer, the cloud-based app allowing right-holders to model and track the legal and financial structure of their film projects.
Under the partnership,...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:25 AM
The U.S. on Friday won an international trade case against China for duties placed on imports of American automobiles, a victory that Obama administration officials hoped would prevent Beijing from enacting discriminatory taxes in the future.
| May 25, 2014
| 4:30 AM
A humble metal box measuring just 20 feet or 40 feet by 8 feet, the shipping container has changed the world.
It helped usher in globalization, deliver bananas that taste fresh despite being picked weeks before, and provide the ability for companies...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:14 PM
The World Trade Organization sided with the U.S. in a dispute with China over duties on imported American automobiles, the latest in a series of victories that the Obama administration hopes will halt Beijing's use of questionable tariffs to settle...
| May 5, 2014
| 10:34 AM
An extremist Nigerian insurgent leader boasted Monday that he had kidnapped more than 270 schoolgirls who three weeks ago were loaded into trucks by gunmen in the dead of night, according to a video released to Agence France-Presse.
"I abducted your...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Foluke Tuakli hopped on a bicycle and weaved around her classroom at the University of Maryland, College Park, acting out the problems that cyclists encounter on the road. "I'm turning, I'm turning," she shrieked as the bike wobbled.
| May 6, 2014
| 6:48 AM
A leading international organization on Tuesday trimmed its forecast for global growth this year but said it expects the U.S. economy to rebound strongly after a winter slowdown and that the worldwide recovery finally was gaining momentum.