| Nov 16, 2013
| 7:31 AM
WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner is becoming a financial industry executive, taking a high-level job with the private-equity firm Warburg Pincus, the firm announced Saturday.
Geithner, who was a major player in the...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON — A leading international group on Tuesday cut its forecast for global economic growth through next year, warning that fiscal and monetary policy decisions looming in the U.S. could derail the recovery.
The Organization for Economic...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis abruptly resigned Wednesday, saying he was taking “political responsibility” for a supermarket collapse that killed more than 50 people last week and caused outrage in the small Baltic nation....
| Dec 15, 2013
On Dec. 1, 1948 — 65 years ago this month — Jose Figueres, then president of Costa Rica, made a fiery and eloquent speech, after which he took a sledgehammer and bashed a hole in a huge stone wall at the nation's military headquarters, Cuartel...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The global economic crisis that has come to be known as the Great Recession appears to have fueled an increase in suicides, including an estimated 5,000 additional deaths in 2009, a new study says.
Although previous research has linked the recession...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:01 PM
ATHENS -- In the strongest sign yet of economic recovery, Greece’s ruling coalition on Monday unveiled a draft budget for 2014 that foresees growth in the country's debt-crippled economy, which is emerging from the doldrums after six years of...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:37 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate Janet L. Yellen to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, the White House said Tuesday. If confirmed, the former UC Berkeley economist would become the first woman to lead the world's most powerful...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:25 PM
CAIRO -- Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced a total of $8 billion in economic aid to help shore up Egypt’s military-backed interim leaders after Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was removed in a coup last week.
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:40 AM
WASHINGTON -- A Federal Reserve pullback of its economic stimulus efforts could reignite the European debt crisis as that region struggles to recover from its longest-ever recession, the International Monetary Fund warned.
In its annual assessment of...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Clear communication and proper timing are key to the Federal Reserve ending its unprecedented stimulus efforts without damaging the improving U.S. economic recovery, the International Monetary Fund said Friday.
With Fed policymakers set to...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:11 AM
PARIS -- The disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to stand trial in France on charges of pimping, prosecutors said Friday.
The Frenchman is expected to face another humiliating day in court next year over his links to an alleged...