Li & Fung Ltd. jumped the most in more than five years in Hong Kong trading after saying it will spin off a branded business whose products include Coach Inc. shoes and posting profit that beat analyst estimates.
Sales of automobiles in the U.S., forecast to reach a seven-year high in 2014, are increasing demand for car parts by Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors Co., in turn boosting air shipments from the world’s largest parts makers.
What does “crossing our border” or “entering the United States” mean in 2014? After four decades of working the border in its many forms -- from my career in the Coast Guard, and going back to two years with the Drug Enforcement Administration in El Paso, Texas, in the 1970s -- I now believe we need to start by reimagining it.
Managers like to have control. They also like to be able to predict what's going to happen and, like most of us, they want to feel safe. There is nothing particularly wrong with wanting these things. As a matter of fact, you need to have control. But when you try to have all of them at once, the results can be messy and expensive. This is particularly problematic...
Regulators determined to let Mexican trucks on U.S. roads under a trade deal have downplayed safety shortcomings with companies in a border-crossing pilot program, according to safety, trucking and labor groups.
A Swiss panel from the government and the central bank is examining options such as capital controls and negative interest rates to curb the franc’s strength, Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf said.