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  • Even China has second thoughts on South Sudan after violence

    Even China has second thoughts on South Sudan after violence
    JUBA, South Sudan — After South Sudan's optimistic 2011 vote for independence, the country's deadly December descent into ethnic fighting has tried the patience of Western donors, diplomats, humanitarian organizations and investors alike. But for...
  • Mexico becoming a driving force in auto production

    Mexico becoming a driving force in auto production
    The first Honda Fit rolled off the assembly line Friday at a new $800-million factory near Celaya, Mexico, a symbol of the growing might of the country's auto industry. Honda's U.S. factories spit out hundreds of thousands of Accords and Civics each...
  • World Bank chief says Fed can reduce taper risk with communication

    World Bank chief says Fed can reduce taper risk with communication
    WASHINGTON -- Clear communication from Federal Reserve officials could reduce the risk to developing economies when the central bank starts reducing a key stimulus program, the head of the World Bank said. Developing nations saw their borrowing costs...
  • India's dangerous 'food bubble'

     India's dangerous 'food bubble'
    India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early 1960s. Unfortunately, a...
  • Europe's anger grows over alleged U.S. spying

    LONDON — European leaders united in outrage Thursday over reported U.S. spying, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel declaring that trust between her government and the Obama administration would need to be rebuilt after reports that U.S....
  • U.S. launches initiative to increase exports to Latin America

    Days after the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement's implementation, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker unveiled a new initiative aimed at  increasing business with trade partners in Latin America. The “Look South&...
  • Augusto Odone dies at 80; used 'Lorenzo's oil' to treat ailing son

    Augusto Odone dies at 80; used 'Lorenzo's oil' to treat ailing son
    Augusto Odone was a charismatic Italian economist whose job with the World Bank afforded a cosmopolitan lifestyle. But the important work he performed for impoverished countries paled by comparison to the job that began to consume him in 1984: saving...
  • California exports jump to pre-recession levels

    SACRAMENTO — California's exports are booming, and companies are shipping goods at levels not reached since before the Great Recession six years ago. In November alone, Golden State businesses shipped merchandise worth $15.2 billion, a 14% jump...
  • U.S. to push for more trade with Latin America

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker unveiled a new initiative aimed at increasing business with trade partners in Latin America, only days after the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement's implementation. The Look South...
  • Immigration-reform foes protest

    Immigration-reform foes protest
    Chants of "USA!" and "Wake up, America!" joined the sound of honking horns Tuesday morning as foes of immigration reform rallied in downtown Huntington Beach. More than 20 people held signs that read "Support Homeless Vets," "Stop Illegal Immigration"...
  • Row over Fed chairman job pits insider against outsider

    Much of the debate over who will be the next Federal Reserve chairman has focused on whether gender politics or the future of Fed monetary policy will be more determinative. Of the two leading candidates, Janet Yellen, the Fed's vice chairman, favors...
  • Letters: More scrutiny of the TPP trade pact

    Re "Forging a Pacific future," Opinion, Oct. 18 Secretary of State John F. Kerry claims that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, would "support American jobs," set "high labor and environmental standards" and protect human rights. While Kerry...