| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:29 AM
WASHINGTON -- An independent World Bank review of its highly cited annual report on the ease of doing business around the globe has recommended that it stop ranking countries because the listings can be misinterpreted.
Instead, the Doing Business report...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:49 AM
After months of wrangling, the U.S. and Mexico signed a new tomato trade agreement late Monday, officially suspending an antidumping investigation of fresh tomatoes from south of the border and raising floor prices for Mexican tomatoes.
| May 7, 2013
| 2:21 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil--Roberto Azevedo of Brazil has been elected the first Latin American director-general of the World Trade Organization, the global body charged with moving forward stalled trade agreement talks.
The choice of Azevedo over close rival...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Susa Kessler, a retired World Bank analyst who had fled Nazi Germany as a child, died of breast cancer complications Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Canton resident was 88.
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, she was the daughter of Dr. Caesar Hirsch,...
| Feb 13, 2013
President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, the first of his second term, won't be long remembered. It didn't offer much in the way of new ideas. It was short on memorable lines — except, perhaps, his demand for congressional action on gun...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Residents of the San Bernardino Mountain community of Mountain Home Village heard a bus roar by Sunday night, its horn honking, and smelled burning brakes in its wake. Moments later, it would hit a car, fall on its side and......
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:53 AM
Federal officials spent Tuesday scouring a San Diego-area bus company's office, interviewing the owner and taking maintenance records as part of their investigation into the tour bus crash on California 38 that killed seven and injured dozens more....
| Aug 31, 2012
| 2:33 PM
The cost of corn and soybeans soared to all-time heights in July, pushing global food prices upwards and pushing budgets to the breaking point in the Middle East and Africa, the World Bank has warned....
| Aug 31, 2012
| 5:03 PM
The former Navy SEAL who wrote a first-person account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden launched another attack Friday as his lawyer disputed the Defense Department’s claim that he was required to obtain Pentagon approval before publishing the...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Ask U.S. Sen. Bob Casey where he veers from President Barack Obama and he'll tell you it's on the issue of free trade. When Obama pressed Congress to pass three free trade agreements last year, Casey was among a small group of Democrats to refuse,...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Disputes over the government's sugar program break down regionally rather than politically. It pits lawmakers from states like Pennsylvania where candy making is big business against those from states where sugar is grown.
Helping to lead the candy...