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  • Global economy at turning point as growth picks up, World Bank says

    Global economy at turning point as growth picks up, World Bank says
    WASHINGTON -- The global economy is at a turning point this year as it shows signs of strengthening, with the U.S. and other developed countries expected to see stronger growth, the World Bank said. "Most of the acceleration is expected to come from...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Robert B. Reich: Why the GOP can't learn

    It's as if they didn't learn a thing from the 2012 elections. Republicans are on the same suicide mission as before -- trying to block immigration reform (if they can't scuttle it in the Senate, they're ready to in the House), roll back the clock on...
  • Top business books of 2012

    The new year brings new plans, new goals and a plethora of new books. But before you load up your shopping cart with the latest hardbacks, make sure you don't miss the best of 2012. On average, I read more than one book (all non-fiction) a week. Some...
  • World Bank: Israeli restrictions cost Palestinian economy billions

    World Bank: Israeli restrictions cost Palestinian economy billions
    JERUSALEM-- Israeli restrictions in the West Bank cost the struggling Palestinian economy more than $3.4 billion a year, according to a report released by the World Bank on Tuesday. More than half of West Bank lands are largely off-limits to...
  • Op-Ed: Burbank Walmart could create 250 new jobs

    As president and chief executive of the Valley Economic Alliance, I have the opportunity to speak with many people about the challenges the Valley faces and what can be done to make it a better place to do business and live in. Late last year, IKEA...
  • 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"...
  • 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....
  • Hollywood studios resolve China tax dispute

    Major Hollywood studios have resolved a tax dispute in China that has held up hundreds of millions of box-office dollars since 2012. The months-long dispute centered on a 2% value-added tax that state-owned distributor China Film Group insisted...
  • 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...