| Jul 16, 2012
| 8:20 AM
The international economy will grow even more slowly than previously expected as flagging momentum in the U.S., a fiscal crisis in Europe and tumbling demand in China and India keep the recovery lethargic, according to the International Monetary Fund....
| Jul 23, 2012
| 9:15 AM
McDonald’s investors aren’t used to being disappointed. The powerhouse fast-food chain regularly turns in strong earnings, successful expansion efforts and new innovations that keep customers – even the cash-strapped ones – coming....
| Mar 25, 2012
When the price of gasoline rises, the supply of hot air expands.
Just look at the recent GOP attacks blaming President Obama for prices that exceed $4 a gallon in some parts of the country.
Not only is Obama responsible, according to some Republicans,...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 8:21 AM
Cross-border trading will slow down this year as global economies deal with a rash of aftershocks from the European debt crisis, natural disasters in Japan and Thailand, fluctuating exchange rates, the Arab Spring protests and more, the WTO said Thursday....
| Dec 9, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Young people and their parents are rightly nervous these days about the economy. Many wonder whether their investment in a college education will pay off.
Such worries are overblown. College graduates continue to do far better, even in this difficult...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 8:14 AM
Global economies — advanced and otherwise — are looking up, according to the International Monetary Fund. But the incoming growth that the organization foresees will happen on perilous ground.
Economic output worldwide will increase 3.5% in...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 9:58 AM
President Barack Obama is initiating an "Insourcing American Jobs" dialogue with top business leaders. The latter are always looking for tax breaks and special benefits, and this could quickly degenerate into pleas for special treatment — whereas...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 8:19 PM
The New York-based Metta Quintet will explore new artistic territory in a one-night show in Orange County on Jan. 27 celebrating the globalization of jazz music.
In "JazzReach: Big Drum/Small World" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, the quintet will perform...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 1:41 PM
In a step into the spotlight on a prominent stage, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will attend the World Economic Forum annual meeting next week in Davos, Switzerland - a prestigious conference that draws world leaders in various fields.
The University of...
| Jan 26, 2012
As increased globalization forces countries to pretend that they like playing with all the other kids in the playground despite fearing they'll have their toys stolen, never has there been more blatant self-interest cloaked in the phony pretext of...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Fred Ferreira learned back in the mid-80s to never leave any corner of the baseball world unscouted. Talent is everywhere, and when Ferreira was a scout for the Yankees in 1985, it was on the tiny untapped island of Curacao.
He heard of a hitter named...