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  • Panel recommends World Bank ditch ease-of-doing-business rankings

    Panel recommends World Bank ditch ease-of-doing-business rankings
    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...
  • U.S.-Mexico tomato trade agreement finalized

    U.S.-Mexico tomato trade agreement finalized
    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. The agreement,...
  • Brazilian named to head World Trade Organization

    Brazilian named to head World Trade Organization
    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...
  • Tour bus crash: Residents smelled burning brakes, heard horn

     
    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......
  • Tour bus crash: Federal investigators looking at maintenance records

     
    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....
  • Corn, soybean prices at all-time high worldwide, World Bank says

     
    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....
  • McManus: Obama's less-is-more agenda

     McManus: Obama's less-is-more agenda
    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...
  • 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...
  • Ex-Navy SEAL pushes back on Pentagon warning over Bin Laden book

     
    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...
  • Senate rejected Toomey-backed sugar amendment to farm bill

    Senate rejected Toomey-backed sugar amendment to farm bill
    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...
  • Daugherty, Dent with TV ads in final week

    Daugherty, Dent with TV ads in final week
    Democrat Rick Daugherty will launch his first and only TV ad on the topic that his Republican opponent, Congressman Charlie Dent, will end with: jobs. Inside a textile factory filled with workers, Daugherty argues the free trade policies that Dent...
  • Food is getting more expensive internationally, says World Bank

    Food is getting more expensive internationally, says World Bank
    The cost of food around the world is rising again, due to bad weather, soaring oil costs and strong demand in Asia for imports, according to the World Bank. Global food prices soared 8% between December and March after dipping late last year from...