Story | Dec 10, 2011 | 3:49 PM
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Story | May 6, 2013 | 3:00 AMDeadly industrial accidents in the developing world are tragically common, but the recent collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh that took the lives of more than 500 workers has captured the American public's attention, and no wonder. Knowingly or unknowingly, most Americans at some point have purchased clothing or other items made in Bangladesh, where factory workers labor under sweatshop conditions and employers keep manufacturing costs down by ignoring safety and building code violations. Such skimping on safety is what allows Walmart and other giant retailers to offer the everyday low prices that attract U.S. consumers.
Story | Dec 24, 2011 | 6:52 PM
A former assistant vice president for M&T Bank in Baltimore has been charged with mail fraud, prosecutors said, after she defrauded a federal export credit agency and an international corporation to pay American Express bills and her taxes. Rosamaria T....
Story | Apr 19, 2012 | 12:40 PM
The argument for increasing oil production in the U.S. to decrease gas prices at the pump has sparked passionate debate, but it undervalues the influence of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). In recent years, OPEC has shown an...
Story | Dec 5, 2013 | 7:55 PM
* U.S. economy grows faster than expected * Price gains limited by speculation of Fed tapering * Severe weather cuts oil production in Europe, United States * Coming up: US nonfarm payrolls due 1330 GMT By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen SINGAPORE, Dec 6...