By Associated Press
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombia's government is fining U.S.-based Drummond Co. almost $3.6 million for dumping tons of coal into the ocean at a Caribbean port.
Environment Minister Luz Helena Sarmiento said in a news conference Thursday that the Alabama-based
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba is opening its automobile market and its roads to thousands of late-model cars by eliminating a special permit that sharply restricted the number of people allowed to buy vehicles from the state, the government announced Thursday.
By DEREK GATOPOULOSAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece hasn't seen many demonstrations in favor of privatization during its acute four-year financial crisis, but jockeys are keen to be rid of a state-run agency that controls racetrack betting, and they rode their horses into central
By JUERGEN BAETZAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - European Union leaders gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up Thursday to a new mechanism agreed on to handle ailing banks, but analysts likened it to a band aid that falls short of what is needed to stabilize the bloc's financial system.
MADRID (AP) - Spain's data protection agency says it has fined search engine giant Google 900,000 euros ($1.2 million) for three serious breaches of the country's laws.
The agency says in a statement that it was imposing a fine of 300,000 euros for each breach, and requesting that Google
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A measure of the U.S. economy's health posted a solid gain in November, suggesting momentum was building at the end of the year.
The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.8 percent in November
By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - Finding a knockoff version of the fur you want under the Christmas tree would ordinarily be a disappointment.
Not this year.
Faux is the new black this season for holiday gifts. But this isn't the "pleather" of the 1980s - that cheap, plastic-
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose slightly this week but remained near historically low levels.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on the 30-year loan increased to 4.47 percent from 4.42 percent last week. The average on the 15-year fixed loan rose to 3.51
By JOSH BOAKAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people who bought existing U.S. homes in November declined for the third straight month. Higher mortgage rates have made home-buying more expensive, while the lingering effect of the October government shutdown might have deterred some
By The Associated Press
Honda Motor Co. has topped the insurance industry's annual list of the safest new vehicles.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on Thursday gave 39 vehicles top safety ratings for 2014. That is dramatically fewer than the 130 on the list last year because vehicles