| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:17 PM
The so-called BRICS countries agreed to form an international development bank with aspirations to challenge the dominance of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa said Tuesday...
| Apr 21, 2014
Many supporters of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement are arguing that its fate rests on President Obama's bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this week. If Japan and the United States can sort out...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The World Bank on Tuesday trimmed its global growth forecast, saying a confluence of events, from the Ukraine crisis to unusually cold weather in the United States, dampened economic expansion in the first half of the year.
| May 30, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Volunteers charged with promoting Arlington Heights as a good town for business want to make some changes to avoid duplicating efforts with the chamber of commerce.
"Certainly, there's an effort to avoid overlap," said Michael Mertes, the village's...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Stock prices slipped early Wednesday after the World Bank cut its global economic forecast, including reduced estimates for the United States and China.
Investors also were assessing the surprise primary defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the House...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Michael Spinosa overflows with enthusiasm about the team that helped his Columbia company figure out new strategies for growth — at no charge.
That might not sound like economic development, if your conception of it is multimillion-dollar...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Most people may take natural gas for granted. It fuels the flame on your stove, fires your furnace. It's there when you need it.
For Sempra Energy, natural gas is big business.
The San Diego company owns Southern California Gas Co., the nation's...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- In an apparent effort to fight bribery with even more overt state-sanctioned bribery, the battle for the hearts and minds of Ukraine has devolved into two suitors -- the West and Russia -- flashing their respective bank account statements. How...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 11:09 AM
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Hundreds of protesters in Taiwan ended a nearly monthlong blockade of parliament Thursday, giving leaders a fragile reprieve to finish a disputed trade pact with China, the island’s longtime political foe and biggest economic...
| Apr 27, 2014
These days, his Western business suits and ties have given way to Afghan turbans and tunics. Instead of anthropology students and fellow faculty members at the Johns Hopkins University, tribal elders and international aid officials are more likely to seek...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:23 PM
President Barack Obama envisioned building a foreign-policy legacy in his second term: a nuclear deal with sanction-strapped Iran, an end to U.S. involvement in conflicts overseas, and a successful pivot to Asia, including a trans-Pacific trade pact....