Business and Economy
Members of the Chinese middle class, 300 million strong, are increasingly looking outside their nation's borders when thinking about vacation. And when they travel, they spend big, making them a prime topic for businesses across the world -- including in Massachusetts.
It was more of the same in December's labor report, the final report of the year. When all was said and done, the U.S. economy added 1.8 million jobs in 2012, the most in any year since 2006, when about 2 million jobs were added....
Spanish banks looking to foreclose on delinquent mortgage owners in and around Pamplona will no longer have the assistance of the community's locksmiths. Last month, they announced they would no longer change the locks on people banks want to evict....
The Sandy Hook tragedy has ignited an open debate on gun control and availability of mental health services. But for the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, the aftermath of the shooting has changing with whom they do business. ...
Mexico's tomato farmers have found great success sending their products to the United States since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agency 20 years ago. But it's come at a cost to Florida's tomato growers....
When NAFTA was passed two decades ago, critics hailed it as a boon for the American economy. Critics assailed it and said it would cost American jobs. While it's hard to say who was right, in Michigan's car towns, many workers feel left out of any boom....
Job creators usually look for the best and the brightest out of college. But one company believes having a can-do attitude is more important than a college degree. ...
States are competing against each other with tax incentives in the battle for jobs. But once incentives are given out, some are finding it impossible to determine whether they're getting any return on their investment....
President Barack Obama and the Republicans are digging in their heels over proposals to resolve the crisis of the fiscal cliff. So far, both sides say no progress has been made and seem to be trying to lower expectations for a deal....
Spain has one of the strictest eviction laws in the world. Not only do people lose their homes, but they remain liable for the full value of the mortgage -- as do their descendants. But after at least three eviction-related suicides, much of the country has said enough is enough. ...
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- Obama, Boehner aiming for post-Christmas deal to avoid fiscal cliff
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- Economist says the American retirement system has failed
- Libor manipulation scandal may have cost cities and states millions in losses
- Tech entrepreneur starts online service to connect travelers with home-cooked meal
- To increase local food production, crowded Singapore grows up
- California group helps immigrants move into traditional financial sector
- Chilean social entrepreneur saves families money by taking detergent out of its packaging
- Communities seek to forge small business ties between Mexico, U.S.
- Singapore transplants create iPad app, comic book spinoff, to teach Chinese to English speakers
- Pakistani man turns dust into treasure
- Asian market in Missouri becomes hub of many different immigrant communities
- Successful energy development program in Haiti shut down because of funding
- Arab Spring presents opportunities for Middle Eastern women entrepreneurs
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- Entrepreneurs trying to coax climate-friendly food from world's driest places
- China's 'Clean Your Plate Campaign' seeing progress in reducing food waste
- China ups presence in Afghanistan as U.S. withdraws
- South African students face real danger in simply getting to school each day
- China's economy at crossroads between freer enterprise, state control
- Chinese land reform efforts move ahead with more fits than starts
- China's one-child policy increasingly being questioned
- Asia Development Bank imagines fleet of electric trikes to help Manila
- No Excuses: Year begins at ascendant science-focused school in South Africa
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- Public Radio International acquired by Boston public broadcaster WGBH
- Federer's Wimbledon win generates six-figure donation to British charity
- Susan G. Komen foundation reverses decision to defund Planned Parenthood
- California-based Cold War museum tries to preserve reminders of bygone era
- Peace Corps looking for more volunteers among AARP age group
- America's food pantries find rising need leading to empty shelves as Thanksgiving arrives
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