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Many Cubans angered by new consumer import restrictions

cubaHAVANA--Cuba has raised duties and restricted imports on consumer goods brought in by air travelers or sent by mail, imposing greater hardship for a fledgling private sector and angering people looking to counter chronic shortages.

The new restrictions, which began on Monday, take aim at black market dealers of goods that are hard to find on store shelves or come with steep excise taxes. They...

Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans

page38aBIEL, Switzerland--Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to...

Citigroup Inc to pay allowance to compensate for limited bonuses

NEW YORK--Citigroup Inc has told senior staff in Europe that they would receive fixed monthly pay in addition to...

Brazil enters recession in election blow to Rousseff

brazilSAO PAULO--Brazil fell into a recession in the first half of the year as investment dropped sharply and the country's...

Hong Kong media mogul unbowed by raid as democracy battle boils

HONG KONG--Hong Kong's most powerful critic of Beijing, a brash media tycoon whose home was raided by anti-corruption...

Germany ready to dilute austerity medicine for reform-minded France

franceBERLIN--After ramming austerity medicine down the throats of smaller euro zone countries for the past four years...

Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make, receive calls

samsungSEOUL--Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and...

IMF's Lagarde put under formal investigation in French fraud case

lagardePARIS--IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for alleged...

French PM on charm offensive with business

JOUY-EN-JOSAS, France--French Prime Minister Manuel Valls launched a charm offensive on the corporate world on...

Malaysia Airlines staff brace for job cuts

malaysiaKUALA LUMPUR--As bodies from downed Flight MH17 were brought home last week, a group of Malaysia Airlines flight...

Best Buy sales to fall while more shoppers buy online

bestbuyNEW YORK--Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics retailer, said same-store sales were expected to...

Investors look for more gains after S&P 500 index hits 2,000 milestone

marketsNEW YORK--The U.S. S&P 500 stock index broke through the landmark 2,000 level on Monday, marking a six-year rally...

India's top court deems coal allocations illegal

NEW DELHI--India's top court on Monday declared as illegal government allocations of coal blocks since 1993...

Deepening rivalries test German luxury car dominance

roverPARIS/BERLIN--Berlin-based PR executive Herbert Franz should be a soft target for German luxury automakers - his last...

Mum's the word on soaring Swedish household debt

swedenSTOCKHOLM--Johan and Alejandra are the kind of Swedes the IMF has been warning about - piling up debt to keep up with...

Yellen calls for caution on rates

yellenJACKSON HOLE, Wyoming--The Federal Reserve should move cautiously in deciding when to raise interest rates given the...

Mexico launches special police force to guard economic activity

mexicoMEXICO CITY--Mexico on Friday launched a scaled-back version of a new police force President Enrique Pena Nieto had...

Venezuela to create fingerprinting system to limit smuggling of food

venezuelaCARACAS--Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the creation of a fingerprinting system in stores that sell food...

Bank of America settles mortgage investigations for $16.65 billion

bankofaWASHINGTON/NEW YORK--Bank of America Corp reached a record $16.65 billion settlement with the U.S. government to...

Russia shuts four McDonald's restaurants amid Ukraine row

mcdonaldsMOSCOW--Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it...

Fed debates merits of earlier rate hike

WASHINGTON--The U.S. Federal Reserve hinted on Wednesday that a surprisingly strong jobs market recovery could lead...

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Notices September 1
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