| 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.
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Think of him as China’s Stephen Colbert – only his patriotism shtick isn’t a put-on. For years, TV news anchor Rui Chenggang has been a China booster and an icon for China’s global “soft power” push. But in a...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:11 PM
HAMDEN — Farid Sadrieh, Qunnipiac University's first professor to win a second Fulbright scholarship, has every expectation that his next research project on the African continent will proceed more peacefully than the first.
In 2009, he was...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates — and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession.
But year after year,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:37 PM
When Brazil's state-run oil company raked in $70 billion in a 2010 public offering, leaders here called it evidence of the nation's rising economic power.
"It wasn't in Frankfurt. It wasn't in London. It wasn't in New York. It was here in São Paulo,"...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:26 AM
With beach balls, snorkels and other vacation-themed decorations festooning a section of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, six top Southwest Airlines executives will split off in pairs to a steel drum beat and board three flights to the Caribbean.
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Commenting recently about seeing the play "War Horse," one of my 11th-grade students expressed surprise that "even some of the Nazis had humane feelings" for the plight of animals caught up in war.
"It's about the First World War," I replied. "There...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:06 PM
If you use U.S. dollars to pay the U.S. subsidiary of an overseas company for a product stored in the U.S., is that a foreign transaction?
That question arose after Jay Berman, 74, of Manhattan Beach was slapped with a 3% foreign transaction fee by Bank...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Troubles in the global economy have dogged the American economy since early in the recovery, with the Eurozone debt crisis, the so-called Arab Spring in the Middle East and the Japanese tsunami all swiping momentum from U.S. growth in varying degrees....
| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
You can read all day about Africa and never get beyond stories of poverty, violence, corruption and health crises, including the current fears over an Ebola outbreak. But look closely and you'll see an emerging success.
Sub-Saharan Africa's economy is...
| Aug 9, 2014
When Narendra Modi took office as prime minister of the world's largest democracy on a pro-business platform in May, we were optimistic. Modi had embraced a campaign theme stressing jobs and economic expansion. Among his priorities, he said, were stronger...