MILAN - Italians aren't the biggest coffee drinkers in Europe - that title goes to the Finns - but their nation's link with cafe culture is etched on every menu board, giving the world the espresso, the mocha and the latte.
WASHINGTON - New York's top state bank regulator called on Washington on Monday to spare community banks from the most complex parts of new rules requiring more capital to withstand financial shocks.
DUBAI - A Dubai cafe, trying to give a modern twist to an old Bedouin tradition, has started putting camel products on its menu.
BOSTON - If you are stuck in a cycle of procrastination, don't despair - a few simple steps can help you break out of the malaise, says Harvard Business Review.
19 Oct 2012
PARIS - The French government is considering a reduction in the tax rate small and medium-sized companies pay on profits, possibly to 30 percent from just over 33 percent at present, Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac said on Thursday.
19 Oct 2012
PARIS - It took some nerve for 10 engineers in a Paris basement to take on electronics giant Fujitsu for a $20 million contract to supply European planemaker Airbus with a new kind of data tag for its aircraft parts.
GAZA - A restaurant run and staffed by deaf people opened for business in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, helped by Palestinians seeking to build a more inclusive society where people with disabilities can realize their full potential.
KABUL - From a gritty walled compound in a fringe of Kabul better known for bombs and violent demonstrations, Mustafa Sadiq is building a global empire on fruit, selling Afghan produce to the health-conscious in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
18 Oct 2012
WASHINGTON - Corporate chief executives ramped up their calls on Monday for Congress to reach a compromise deal that keeps the looming "fiscal cliff" from crushing the U.S. economy and starts to shrink U.S. debt levels.
NEW YORK/MUMBAI - Auditing of U.S. corporations' financial books, a vital underpinning of investor confidence, increasingly relies on work carried out in India, where there is no clear system of oversight.
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President Barack Obama called them the “engines of growth” in a debate this week against Mitt Romney, but small businesses are feeling decidedly glum about the broader economy and more than half of them have no plans to hire anytime soon.
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