Russian President Vladimir Putin is showing no signs of heeding Western calls to ease the standoff in Crimea, where pro-Kremlin forces stepped up their takeover of the Ukrainian region preparing for a separatist referendum.
Retailers in the U.S. struggled to increase sales in February as a second month of frigid temperatures and snowstorms kept many Americans closer to home, economists predict a Commerce Department report will show.
America Movil SAB and Grupo Televisa SAB were ordered by Mexico’s government to share their infrastructure with competitors in a bid to cut the market share of the nation’s dominant phone and media companies.
Jeanina Jenkins, a 20-year-old high- school graduate from St. Louis, is stuck in a $7.82-an-hour part-time job at McDonald’s Corp. that she calls a “last resort” because nobody would offer her anything better.
Texas Governor Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, called former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden a “criminal,” putting him at odds with many activists he addressed yesterday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
The euro rallied for a fifth week as European Central Bank President Maro Draghi said he expects inflation in the currency bloc to gradually rise, damping bets that policy makers would reduce the benchmark interest rate.