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.
South Africa’s government is in talks with fixed-line operator Telkom SA SOC Ltd. about taking part in a partnership to boost broadband usage in the country, according to Communications Minister Yunus Carrim.
France’s port of La Rochelle, the country’s second-largest cereal-export hub, shipped 24 percent more grain for export in January than in the previous month on a jump in wheat cargoes destined for West Africa.
CBOE Holdings Inc. and McGraw-Hill Cos. won an Illinois court ruling barring the International Securities Exchange LLC from providing a forum for the trading of S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average index options.
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.