| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:23 AM
In an effort to avoid illness outbreaks from imported foods, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules that would require importers to verify that their suppliers' standards are on par with those of domestic growers and processors....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Clear communication and proper timing are key to the Federal Reserve ending its unprecedented stimulus efforts without damaging the improving U.S. economic recovery, the International Monetary Fund said Friday.
With Fed policymakers set to...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:44 AM
MADRID -- Lawmakers in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia voted Thursday to demand powers to hold a referendum on independence from Spain, ramping up their confrontation with a central government determined to avoid the breakup of the country....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:32 AM
LONDON – European and U.S. officials resumed negotiations Monday on a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement despite angry protests in Europe over American electronic spying and threats to call off the talks.
The five-day discussion in Brussels had...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 1:22 PM
LONDON -- More than two months after voters cast their ballots, Germany took a major step toward finally forming a government Wednesday after leaders of the main political parties agreed on a common agenda that Chancellor Angela Merkel said would solidify...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:47 AM
LONDON – After three difficult years, Ireland is to emerge from its financial bailout program Sunday, the first nation to do so out of the five Eurozone countries that have had to seek rescue funds from international lenders.
But official relief...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
BERLIN — The last time she checked, Katya Tasheva had the normal number of limbs and eyes. So she feels a nasty shock of non-recognition, she says, when German news reports warn of a coming invasion of people like her — Bulgarians — as...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:23 AM
LONDON – Escalating the fight against secession, the British government warned Thursday that Scotland would lose the right to continue using the pound as its currency if voters there say yes to a historic referendum on independence this fall....
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:59 AM
ROME -- Matteo Renzi, 39, was sworn in as Italy’s youngest ever prime minister Saturday alongside the most youthful Cabinet of ministers ever to govern Italy, half of whom are women.
Renzi, the former mayor of Florence, has no political experience...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:35 AM
LONDON — She’s once, twice, three times a chancellor: Angela Merkel, Germany’s first female leader, was sworn in Tuesday for her third term, underlining her dominance on the political scene in Europe’s biggest economy.
| Apr 27, 2012
| 6:35 AM
The stock market has rebounded since it plummeted during the Great Recession, yet three fourths of Americans are still shying away from investing in stocks, according to a new poll from Palm Beach County-based Bankrate.com
Only 18 percent are more...