| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- Growth picked up in the second quarter in the U.S., Europe and other major advanced economies but has slowed in China and other key emerging nations, which will lead to sluggish global output, the Organization for Economic Development and...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- Upset that the fiscal stalemate in Washington is threatening the global economy, China called for the U.S. dollar to be replaced as the international reserve currency as well as for broader steps to create a "de-Americanized world."...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:30 AM
The world's gender gap narrowed slightly in 2013, improving in 86 of 133 countries ranked by the World Economic Forum.
Iceland, Finland and Norway were the top-ranking countries, having closed more than 80% of its gender gap, the report said. The...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Touted as an awards front-runner since early autumn, British director Steve McQueen finally garnered Golden Globes love Thursday for his searing depiction of antebellum plantation life in “12 Years a Slave.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn....
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:45 PM
As business and political leaders gather in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the improving world economy, new evidence emerged about how much the rich have become richer — and how much further the poor are falling behind.
The 85 richest people on...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Bolstered by an improving economy, Los Angeles International Airport handled more than 17.8 million foreign travelers in 2013, a record for the West Coast gateway that struggled for years to recover that portion of its market.
The previous peak for...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- BBC Worldwide will launch a new channel called BBC Brit, CEO Tim Davie said Monday. He also reported that it is on track to invest Â£200 million ($332 million) in premium content in the next financial year.
BBC Brit will offer premium factual...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:32 PM
You might have heard that Honda is a net U.S. exporter, sending more U.S.-built cars to international markets than it imports into the U.S. for sale. But don't take the news at face value. Here's why. The automaker, which includes......
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Under Armour finished 2013 with "eye-popping" quarterly results that beat sales and profit expectations and sent its stock price surging Thursday nearly $20 a share to over $100.
Shares in the Baltimore-based apparel and footwear brand rose $19.54 each...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
About six months ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, speaking at the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition's Economic Summit, was asked how Maryland could position itself to compete in this fast-paced global economy. Mr. Freidman's view was that...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Oscar voters have traditionally loved liberation stories, uplifting tales of the oppressed throwing off their shackles.
In this season's contending scripts, though, the power relationships are more tangled and the stories lack such cathartic retribution....