Global Growth Woes Threaten to Beset U.S. Economy Another bout of weakening global growth is buffeting a U.S. economy that has faced five years of uneven growth, raising a crucial question: Can the U.S. pull the rest of the world through a slow patch or will sluggish global growth hobble the recovery?
China Growth Slowest in Five Years China’s economy grew at its slowest pace for five years in the third quarter, suggesting the government’s targeted easing measures to boost economic growth haven’t yielded expected results.
U.S. to Go Easier on Mortgage Rules A push to tighten mortgage-lending standards in the wake of the housing bust has given way to making credit more accessible as Washington frets about the strength of the housing recovery.
France Pressures Berlin for Stimulus Plan French ministers urged Germany to put in place a three-year, €50 billion stimulus program, deepening the confrontation over economic policy between Paris and Berlin.
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The Race Is On To Find Organic Pesticides Seed and pesticide makers like BASF, DuPont, Bayer and Monsanto are investing heavily to develop products incorporating organisms like bacteria and tiny fungi, which executives say can help plants avert pests.
Apple's iCloud Is Under Attack in China Apple’s iCloud service for users in mainland China has been hit by an attack that could allow perpetrators to intercept and see usernames, passwords and other personal data, activists and security analysts said.
Harvard Law Graduates Top Salary Survey At $201,000 a year, school’s alumni earn more than those of any other U.S. graduate school by the midpoint in their careers, according to a survey by online salary-information company PayScale.
Companies Try to Escape Health Law's Penalties With the health law’s insurance mandate for employers set to kick in next year, companies are trying to avoid the law’s penalties while holding down costs, using strategies like enrolling employees in Medicaid.
Total to Select New CEO on Wednesday Total is expected Wednesday to name a successor to CEO Christophe de Margerie, who died in a Moscow plane crash. He moved the company away from Europe’s aging oil fields to riskier, resource-rich nations.
Heineken Hit by Wet Weather Dutch brewer Heineken said third-quarter profit fell 4.8%, with lower sales in Europe offset by growth in emerging markets.
Lufthansa to Sell IT Unit to IBM Deutsche Lufthansa said it is close to selling its IT Infrastructure division to IBM and outsourcing its IT services to the technology company as part of a broader restructuring of its systems unit.
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