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Disney Family Magic Wanes in Hong Kong as Macau's Lights Dazzle

When Chinese tourists choose a family travel destination, Hong Kong Disneyland would seem like a logical choice. But it’s the nearby gambling hub of …

Hong Kong

Indonesia Mobilizes to Combat Health-Damaging Forest Fires

Jakarta, Indonesia (AP) -- Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread …

Asia

Barcelona Soccer Club Set to Beat $1.2 Billion Sales Goal

Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona is likely to reach its goal of 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) in sales ahead of schedule as income from broadcast …

Soccer

Nissan's Electric Vehicle Campaign May Get Boost from Japanese Trading Giant

Nissan Motor Co. may get a boost from a deepening relationship with Japan’s biggest trading house as access to battery materials becomes a priority …

Mitsubishi Motors

Cash-Rich Pension Funds in Ghana Drive World-Beating Stock Gains

A flood of money from private pension funds has driven a 33 percent surge in Ghana’s benchmark stock index this year, giving the West African country …

Investing

GM Offers $2.8 Billion New Korea Investment Plan, Lawmaker Says

General Motors Co. has offered a $2.8 billion new investment plan for its South Korean business after threatening to exit the country amid mounting …

North Korea

Novartis Bribery Case in Greece Threatens to Bolster Populists

Greek lawmakers begin discussions Wednesday on the alleged role of former senior government officials in a Novartis AG bribery case, which is part of …

Europe

How ‘Putin's Cook’ Fed America's Appetite for Disinformation

In November 2013, three Russian political operatives flew from Moscow to New York. Over the next few days, the men toured Manhattan, took side trips …

Russia

North Korea Pulled Out of Olympic Meeting With Pence, U.S. Says

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was willing to meet with Kim Jong Un’s envoys earlier this month during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but the …

North Korea

No Buyers for Indian Bonds Means More Pain for Modi's Debt Plan

The biggest holders of India’s sovereign debt are dumping.<p>State lenders have been selling 4.7 billion rupees ($73 million) of government bonds on …

India

Billionaire Texas Oilman Hildebrand Steps Down as Hilcorp CEO

Hilcorp Energy Co. announced that its billionaire owner Jeff Hildebrand has stepped down as chief executive officer of the largest closely held U.S. …

Oil & Gas Industry

Inflation's Come and That's Good for Commodities, JPMorgan Says

Inflation’s back and raw materials stand to benefit, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co., which has raised forecasts for metals.<p>“Inflation has come and …

Markets

U-Turn From Top Dairy Exporter Sends A2 Milk Shares Soaring

Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd.’s strategic partnership with a2 Milk Co. Ltd. sent shares of its former rival surging and marked a change in attitude …

Dairy

Spotify's Founders Aren't Giving Up Control Any Time Soon

Spotify’s co-founders are taking a page from the Google-Facebook playbook, with plans to maintain control over the music service after its stock …

Music Industry

Goldman Debunks Idea Dollar Is Being Driven Down by U.S. Worries

Are worries about the twin U.S. deficits dragging down the greenback? Is it more about the Trump administration endorsing a weak-dollar policy? Not …

Markets

Judge Says GM, Bosch Can't Dismiss Suit Claiming Diesel Cheating

Owners and lessees of more than 705,000 GM Duramax branded diesel trucks filed a class-action lawsuit in May, claiming GM installed defeat devices in …

Class Action

A Strong Earnings Season May Not Be Good Enough for India Stocks

An otherwise strong earnings season for India’s companies is proving just not good enough for some, after a surprise loss by the country’s biggest …

Stock Markets

Mueller Gets Plea, No Cooperation, as Skadden Lawyer Admits Lies

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday extracted another guilty plea as prosecutors bear down on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort …

Corruption

The U.K. Has a Record Year for Wind Generation

50 percent of Britain’s electricity came from low carbon sources, making it the greenest year for the nation’s power system; carbon emitted in the …

Renewable Energy

Productivity Primed to Pick Up in U.S. and Europe, McKinsey Says

The era of anemic productivity growth may be coming to an end in the U.S. and Europe.<p>So says the research arm of consultation company McKinsey & Co. …

Economics

Battle of the Red Buses: Anti-Brexit Campaigners Hit the Road

It became the iconic image of the 2016 referendum campaign: Boris Johnson touring the U.K. in a Vote Leave bus emblazoned with the slogan “We send …

United Kingdom

Rwanda to Issue Mining Licenses to Boost Investment by a Fifth

Rwanda will issue 50 new licenses to mine metals including gold, tin and tantalum this year that may help boost investment in the East African nation …

Africa

Warlord's Fighters Become Movie Stars as Ugandan Cinema Booms

Opio was 16 when he was abducted by a Bible-quoting warlord and forced into a militia notorious for massacres and sexual slavery. Two decades on, he …

Africa

Sprint's Endless Turnaround Effort Takes It Back to Junk Bonds

A month after taking over as Sprint Corp.’s chief financial officer, Michel Combes is taking a trip to the junk-bond market.<p>The move is a throwback …

Telecoms

TCW Group Says Portfolio Manager Was Fired for Compliance Issues

TCW Group Inc. said a former portfolio manager was properly discharged for cause last year, according to a court document filed in response to a $30 …

Corruption

FirstEnergy Takes Another Multibillion-Dollar Hit From Plants

FirstEnergy Corp., which has promised to get rid of its money-losing competitive power generation business this year, took another hit from it in the …

Markets

#MeToo's Late Asian Arrival

The anti-harassment #MeToo movement in the U.S. has notched up film producer Harvey Weinstein and casino mogul Steve Wynn among its casualties. Asia …

Markets

U.S. Grid Operator Fires Back at Group Over Political Payments

The biggest power grid operator in the U.S. has come under fire for making contributions to political groups in Washington. Its response: Those were …

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Japan's Stock Market Got You Confused? Try Analyzing Eyebrows

With Japan’s stock market having slipped away from strategists’ targets set at the start of the year, investors seeking alternative analysis could …

Stock Markets

Broadcom Placed $103 Million Bet on CEO Before Qualcomm Bid

Broadcom Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Hock Tan received $103.2 million in reported compensation last year, mostly consisting of shares linked to the …

Investing