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March 29, 2016 No new confirmed aquatic invasive species in Great Lakes for 10 years

Duluth News Tribune - The Great Lakes Ballast Water Working Group recently released its report for 2015 saying 100 percent of vessels bound for the Great Lakes Seaway from outside North America received a ballast water management...

March 24, 2016 Yum Is in Talks to Sell a Stake in China Business to KKR

Source: Fortune

Yum Brands Inc ( YUM 1.99% ) , owner of KFC and Pizza Hut, is in talks with private equity firms including KKR & Co LP ( KKR -4.51% ) and Hopu Investments to sell a minority stake in its China operations as it prepares to spin...

March 22, 2016 Global Oil Power Venezuela Suddenly Has a Thirst for U.S. Crude

Source: Bloomberg

Petroleos de Venezuela SA, the state-owned oil company, has ordered millions of barrels of crude from the U.S. this year, according to published reports and data provided to Bloomberg, in a sign of how the lifting of the ban on...

March 21, 2016 Brazil Q&A: Why is South America's largest country in such a big mess? - text/video

Source: CNN

The Brazilian government, already struggling with a deep recession and Zika virus pandemic, is now fighting just to survive.

March 2, 2016 Global Stocks Jump, Cheered by Wall Street on Economic Data

Source: NY Times

TOKYO — Global shares jumped Wednesday after encouraging signs of strength in the U.S. economy sent shares higher on Wall Street, and a weaker yen boosted Japan's benchmark.

February 29, 2016 The world should stop relying on U.S. consumers: U.S. Treasury chief Lew

Source: Reuters

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew called on G20 members on Saturday to redouble their efforts to boost global demand instead of relying on the American consumer to drive growth.

February 29, 2016 'Brexit' Vote: Why Britain Could Quit E.U. and Why America Cares

Source: NBC News

Britain will vote on whether to leave the European Union in a national referendum on June 23 that could have profound implications for the U.S.

February 26, 2016 Pound Gains From Lowest Since '09 as Traders Weigh `Brexit' Risk

Source: Bloomberg

Sterling has still tumbled 2.8 percent since last Friday, putting it on course for its worst week since May 2010, when an inconclusive general election led to the formation of the U.K.’s first post-war coalition government. The...

February 25, 2016 China stocks tumble more than 6 percent, post biggest 1-day loss in a month

Source: Reuters

China stocks tumbled more than 6 percent on Thursday, their biggest one-day loss in a month, as investors booked profits after the market's recent rebound and awaited policy cues from global leaders gathering in Shanghai for a...

February 25, 2016 With new law, U.S. takes on slavery by banning forced labor imports

Source: Reuters

President Barack Obama signed a bill on Wednesday barring the import of goods produced by forced labor from entering the United States, throwing the weight of the U.S. market into the fight against global slavery.

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