PARIS (AP) - A four-month strike at a car factory north of Paris has come to an end, although the workers say they will still fight a plan to close the plant.
PSA Peugeot Citroen said Friday that it had signed an agreement with the CGT union to end the strike, which started in January. The CGT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's deep, six-year recession is likely to end in 2014, but unemployment will remain above 20 percent for another three years, the European Commission said Friday in a report.
Greece has been dependent on rescue loans from other European countries that use the euro and
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union wants to ban the refillable olive oil bottles that sit on so many restaurant tables across the continent.
The European Commission, the EU's executive, said Friday that restaurants will only by allowed to serve oil in non-refillable bottles with proper content
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock futures are rising with markets headed for a positive week overall, as investors shrug off some unsettling reports from retailers this week.
Dow Jones industrial futures are up 40 points to 15,252. S&P futures have added 4.6 points to 1,652.70. Nasdaq futures are up 6
By COLLEEN BARRYAP Business Writer
MILAN (AP) - The European auto industry may be showing the first signs of a slowdown in its sales free-fall, according to data from the European automaker's association.
New car registrations in April were up 1.7 percent on the same time last year, the ACEA
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
BALTIMORE (AP) - President Barack Obama is leaving behind scandal-focused Washington to focus on the country's slowly improving jobs picture.
Obama is to fly by helicopter Friday about 40 miles north to Baltimore, which has had its share of tough times in the
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The organic food industry is gaining clout on Capitol Hill, prompted by rising consumer demand and its entry into traditional farm states. But that isn't going over well with everyone in Congress.
Tensions between conventional and organic
By DAVID McFADDENAssociated Press
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - In a bid to safeguard biodiversity and the Caribbean's tourism-based economy, regional political leaders and corporate executives will gather Friday on billionaire Richard Branson's private island with the aim of protecting 20
By KAY JOHNSONAssociated Press
MUMBAI, India (AP) - In the early morning heat and dust, daily practice at the Rambo Circus is in full swing. A trapeze creaks as two performers perfect their throws. A Colombian daredevil shouts to his colleagues scrambling atop a giant set of spinning wheels called
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - A six-member U.N. team led by a former Syrian planning minister is drawing up a comprehensive postwar reconstruction plan even as the country's civil war rages on with no apparent end in sight.
A joint U.S.-Russian push to bring together Syria's