By MICHAEL ASTORAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The middle class in Latin America and the Caribbean region grew by 50 percent over the past decade, according to a World Bank report released Tuesday. Higher levels of education, smaller families and more women and urban dwellers entering the
By PATRICK E. JONESAssociated Press
BELIZE CITY (AP) - Police urged software company founder John McAfee on Tuesday to come in for questioning and help solve the killing of his neighbor on the Caribbean island where they lived.
But McAfee, the creator of the antivirus program of the same name,
By FRANK BAJAKAssociated Press
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - There will be an empty seat at the negotiating table when Colombians plunge into talks next week on ending a conflict that has bled the South American nation for a half century.
It's reserved for a 62-year-old economist, a senator's
By The Associated Press
Euro nations split on how to help Greece cut debt
BRUSSELS (AP) - Greece's international creditors are proposing giving the country two more years to reform its economy, but European finance ministers were split Monday over how to put together a comprehensive
By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEINAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A group of Latin American leaders declared Monday that votes by two U.S. states to legalize marijuana have important implications for efforts to quash drug smuggling, offering the first government reaction from a
By CHRISTINA REXRODE and DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writers
U.S. stocks closed nearly unchanged Monday, after a day of uneven trading plagued by investors' fears about the approaching "fiscal cliff."
The Dow Jones industrial average finished down 0.31 point at 12,815.08, according to data
CLEVELAND (AP) - Sherwin-Williams is buying the privately held Mexican paint company Consorcio Comex in an all-cash deal valued at about $2.34 billion.
Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V., sells paints and coatings under several brands in the United States and Canada, and it sells architectural and
By ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENAAssociated Press
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - A 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala's Pacific coastline on Sunday, just four days after a major quake killed dozens and left thousands without homes in the region.
People fled buildings and homes in panic in cities along
By DAN JOLINGAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A half mile below the ground at Prudhoe Bay, above the vast oil field that helped trigger construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline, a drill rig has tapped what might one day be the next big energy source.
The U.S. Department of Energy and
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Want to avoid pesticides and antibiotics in your produce, meat, and dairy foods? Prefer to pay more to make sure farm animals were treated humanely, farmworkers got their lunch breaks, bees or birds were protected by the farmer and that