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Moody's downgrades credit rating on Russia
Issued: February 21, 2015
NEW YORK — Moody's Investors Service says it has cut Russia's credit rating to junk grade, citing the crisis in Ukraine and a slide in oil...
Nissan executive known as 'father of the Z' dies at 105
Issued: February 21, 2015
TOKYO — Yutaka Katayama, a former president of Nissan Motor Co.'s U.S. unit who built the Z sports car into a powerful global brand in the 1970s,...
Poland: Europe seeks to counter Russian media propaganda
Issued: February 20, 2015
WARSAW, Poland — Poland's foreign minister says European nations are discussing how to counter the Russian propaganda they say is seeping into...
Brazil prosecutors seek $1.55B in Petrobras corruption case
Issued: February 20, 2015
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian federal prosecutors on Friday said they're seeking $1.55 billion from six construction and engineering companies for...
Arrest of Caracas mayor sign of broader Venezuela crackdown
Issued: February 20, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela — Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro poured into the streets on Friday to condemn the surprise arrest of Caracas' mayor for...
With Greece deal elusive, risk rises of financial lockdown
Issued: February 20, 2015
NICOSIA, Cyprus — The longer it takes to secure a deal to keep Greece in the euro, the greater the risk the country will have to put its financial...
Rio Olympics will be ready, though may loose ends remain
Issued: February 20, 2015
RIO DE JANEIRO — No one seriously questions any more whether Rio de Janeiro will be ready for the 2016 Olympics. ...
World Health Organization approves 1st quick test for Ebola
Issued: February 20, 2015
BERLIN — The World Health Organization has approved a quick test for Ebola that will dramatically cut the time it takes to determine with reasonable...
Workers at GM plant in Brazil go on strike
Issued: February 20, 2015
SAO PAULO— An assembly line at one of three General Motors plants in Brazil has ground to a halt as workers strike to protest the planned layoffs of...
West Coast port talks given Friday deadline
Issued: February 20, 2015
LOS ANGELES — The nation's top labor official ratcheted up pressure on the two sides haggling over a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast...
Greece, European creditors divided ahead of new debt talks
Issued: February 20, 2015
BRUSSELS — Greece and its European creditors are converging on Brussels to try to bridge major differences over Athens' request for a six-month...
Germany rejects Greek olive branch on eve of bailout talks
Issued: February 19, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Germany quickly rejected a conciliatory bailout proposal by Greece on Thursday, dampening hopes that emergency talks might break a...
Venezuela allows sale of dollars at near-black market rate
Issued: February 19, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelans lined up Thursday for their first chance in years to change bolivars into dollars without having to justify why they...
Nestle profits rise, but held back by weak pricing in Europe
Issued: February 19, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany — Food company Nestle S.A. says net profit rose 44 percent last year as the company booked one-time gains from the sale of a stake...
Japan trade deficit sinks 58% in January on lower oil prices
Issued: February 19, 2015
TOKYO — Japan's trade deficit plunged nearly 60 percent in January from a year before as exports rose and its import bill for oil and gas dropped...
US lawmakers say agreement on trade promotion authority near
Issued: February 19, 2015
TOKYO — A bipartisan congressional agreement on granting President Barack Obama trade promotion authority for a pan-Pacific trade deal is likely this...
Ka-ching: Euro exit would cost Greece dear, shake eurozone
Issued: February 19, 2015
So what would it cost if Greece left the euro?

As European policymakers struggle to reach a deal to keep the...



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