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| Asia shares edge ahead, Tokyo climbs six-month peak Reuters |
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets crept cautiously higher on Monday, encouraged both by the prospect of extended stimulus in the United States and real economic reform in China. A weaker yen helped Tokyo's Nikkei .N225 add another 0.2 percent ...
| Wal-Mart: Half of Tested Bangladesh Plants Had Safety Woes Wall Street Journal |
Nearly half the factories in Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s initial round of safety inspections in Bangladesh failed their audits and had to make improvements to keep doing business with the giant retailer. Wal-Mart said most of the factories that initially failed out of the ...
| After Obamacare fix, consumers remain uncertain USA TODAY |
Cathy Pedersen is in what amounts to health insurance purgatory. When President Obama announced a rule change last week to his Affordable Care Act that potentially would allow hundreds of thousands of Americans to keep their old insurance plans, ...
| Markets reward China's reform ambition, await follow-up Reuters |
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Investors rewarded Beijing on Monday for a bold and wide-ranging reform plan, boosting stocks led by consumer goods shares seen as direct beneficiaries of the promised easing of China's long-standing one-child policy and ...
| Bitcoin makes a pitch for 'safe and sane' regulation USA TODAY |
Bitcoin, the virtual currency that fuels transactions on Internet black markets such as Silk Road and Black Market Reloaded, will make its case to Congress on Monday that it is currency with potential to open the digital economy to poor societies around the ...
| 1800 rare US coins amassed by 102-year-old collector fetch $23M at NYC auction Washington Post |
NEW YORK — Nearly 2,000 rare American coins amassed over 90 years by a 102-year-old Missouri collector have sold for $23 million at a two-day New York City auction. Heritage Auctions Co-Chairman Jim Halperin says Sunday retired St. Louis lawyer Eric ...
| LaGuardia to get $37.5M in storm protection aid Newsday |
LaGuardia Airport will undergo about $37.5 million in improvements to prevent a repeat of the damage that shut down the facility during superstorm Sandy last year, officials said Sunday. The money, $28.1 million of which will come from Sandy-related federal ...
| 777X vote shows bitter rift in Machinists leadership The Seattle Times |
How leaders at Machinists and Boeing brought forth a deal that was so soundly rejected by union members. By Dominic Gates. Seattle Times aerospace reporter. PREV of NEXT. Having earlier torn up Boeing's contract offer, local Machinists President Tom ...
| Trading halted in shares of Air New Zealand as government sells 20 percent ... Washington Post |
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's stock market has placed a trading halt on Air New Zealand shares after the government announced it will sell a 20 percent stake in the national carrier. The NZX placed the halt Monday at Air New Zealand's ...
| MOFB: Prices drop slightly for Thanksgiving Day meal Christian County Headliner News |
Missouri shoppers can expect to pay less than last year for the ingredients needed to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal for 10 people, with some leftovers. The average cost this year is $48.61, compared to $51.87 last year, for a savings of $3.26.
| Beijing Plans to Loosen Control Over IPO System Wall Street Journal |
SHANGHAI—China's leaders vowed to revamp the country's IPO system, transforming it from one where the government decides which companies can list and into a Western-style system where companies can go public on their merits. The shift is a ...
| Last-minute lobbying precedes Milford casino vote Boston Globe |
MILFORD — There aren't many major intersections in this quiet town of about 27,000 people, first settled in 1662, which lies about 40 miles southwest of Boston, off Interstate 495. But with residents set to vote Tuesday on whether to approve a proposed $1 ...
| Retirees, here's how health care law affects you USA TODAY |
Average working Americans aren't the only ones having trouble figuring out the Affordable Care Act. Middle-income retirees are unfamiliar with at least two individual provisions of what many refer to as Obamacare. And that could hurt them, according to a ...
| Bond Investors Should Brace for Higher Rates Wall Street Journal |
After a sharp selloff hit the bond market earlier this year, investors have gotten a reprieve: The Barclays BARC.LN -0.22% Barclays PLC U.K.: London GBp249.45 -0.55 -0.22% Nov. 15, 2013 4:35 pm Volume : 36.01M P/E Ratio 99.78 Market Cap GBp40.15 ...
| After record opium year, Afghans plant new poppy crop Boston.com |
CHAM KALAI, Afghanistan — The seeds flew from his hands into the soil. Wrapped in a woolen shawl against the cold, Khan Bacha sowed his fields with the only crop he says brings him enough money to pay his bills and feed his family: Poppies.
| Winners in China's Reforms Barron's |
By ASSIF SHAMEEN | MORE ARTICLES BY AUTHOR. Short-term buyers were upset about the country's big policy sessions in Beijing. Here, some possible long-term beneficiaries. Article; Comments. Email; Print; Reprints. smaller; Larger. Emerging Markets.
| Chinese couples may not rush to begin baby boom The Columbian |
A visitor to the Forbidden City in Beijing carries a child holding the Chinese flag on Saturday. Some 15 million to 20 million couples will be allowed to have a second baby after the government announced new rules Friday. (Ng Han Guan - AP). BEIJING ...
| Familiar Price Gains, Updated Infrastructure: A Look at the Bitcoin Economy (Part ... The Genesis Block |
As initially discussed in Part 1 of this series, bitcoin's exchange rate has garnered significant attention for its recent climb, but far less visible is the dramatic growth in the infrastructure underlying bitcoin economy itself. In continuing with the theme of Part 1, this ...
| Bourbon Maker Takes a Sip of Tourist Dollars WPMI Local 15 News |
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) A prominent Kentucky bourbon maker is taking a sip... of tourist dollars. The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is a new attraction in downtown Louisville. It features a small distillery and exhibits that take visitors through Kentucky's ...
| Hotel owners: Tourists turned off by Madrid sanitation strike UPI.com |
MADRID, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Tourists who have made reservations to visit Madrid are changing their plans because of the strike by sanitation workers, hotel owners say. Tour operators say many people who made Christmas reservations for Madrid are switching ...
| EUR/USD remains on positive territory during late US session, as US data string ... Binary Tribune |
The euro continued trading higher against the US dollar during the late phase of US session on Friday, after a report showed that activity in US industrial sector contracted in October, while Fed Chair-nominee Janet Yellen's dovish remarks still weighed on ...
| US dollar closes higher at NT$29.620 on Taipei forex China Post |
TAIPEI -- The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Friday, gaining NT$0.014 to close at the day's high of NT$29.620 as the greenback recouped its earlier losses after the local central bank's intervention, dealers said. The earlier losses suffered by the ...