The first known outbreak of the chikungunya virus in the Western Hemisphere has Caribbean governments working to prevent the disease from spreading and damaging the region’s tourism-dependent economies.
Hedge-fund manager Philip Falcone, beset by declining assets, federal securities regulators and the bankruptcy of his largest investment, is borrowing money against personal real estate he bought during better days.
Cadel Evans’s Tour de France victory marked Australia’s arrival as a major player in world cycling, officials and former riders said, as his breakthrough win drew comparisons with the country’s greatest sporting feats.
The seventh tropical depression of the Atlantic hurricane season picked up speed as it churned west toward the Windward Islands, prompting the U.S. to send a hurricane reconnaissance aircraft today to investigate.
France Telecom SA, Europe’s third- largest telephone company, resolved an antitrust probe into its business in France’s Caribbean territories by promising to help improve competitors’ telecommunications service there.