By DAVID MCHUGH
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The tiny Baltic state of Latvia has won approval to become the 18th member of the troubled euro currency union - despite doubts among many of its people and international concerns about its banking system.
European Union officials said Latvia's
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - China announced a trade investigation of European wine Wednesday after the European Union hit Chinese exporters of solar panels with anti-dumping duties.
The Ministry of Commerce's announcement of the wine probe came in the same statement that
By The Associated Press
ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey, a largely Muslim nation that bridges Europe and Asia, has a flourishing tourist industry based on ancient historical sites and ruins, a world-ranked metropolis in Istanbul, wide sandy Mediterranean beaches and stunning regions of natural beauty.
By JOHN ROGERSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just ahead of a meeting between U.S. and Chinese presidents, a Chinese-American scientist was allowed to leave China after being kept there for five years over a business dispute. It all happened so fast, Hu Zhicheng's wife couldn't get to
By BY DAVID McHUGHAP Business Writer
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Europe's economy badly needs a push. The European Central Bank says it stands ready to help.
To stimulate growth, the ECB has already cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low, reducing borrowing costs for
By DAN ELLIOTTAssociated Press
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - James Holmes, the former neuroscience graduate student accused of the deadly Colorado movie theater shootings, is headed to the state mental hospital for an evaluation of his sanity.
A judge accepted Holmes' long-awaited plea of not guilty
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Securities and Exchange Commission is expected on Wednesday to propose stricter regulations for money-market mutual funds, hoping to shore up an industry that posed risks to investors at the height of the 2008 financial crisis.
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers outraged by sexual assaults in the military are moving swiftly to address the problem, tackling legislation that would strip commanders of their authority to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.
The House Armed Services
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil rose Wednesday, boosted by a slip in the dollar and expectations that crude stockpiles fell late last month.
Benchmark oil for July delivery was up 41 cents to $93.72 a barrel at late afternoon Bangkok time in electronic trading on
By PAN PYLASAP Business Writer
LONDON (AP) - Disappointment at Japan's latest package of measures designed to boost its economy coupled with concerns over the course of U.S. monetary policy to weigh on markets Wednesday.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index had another day to forget as