Ricardo Jimenez

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Herbalife under FBI investigation; shares tumble

Shares of<p>Herbalife Ltd.suffered their biggest loss in more than a year Friday following a report that criminal authorities are investigating the Los Angeles nutritional products company.<p>The<p>FBIhas launched a criminal investigation of Herbalife and its web of independent distributors, a federal law …

Corruption

Latino Groups Urge California To Investigate Herbalife As A 'Pyramid Scheme' | Fox News

A coalition of Latino and African American civil rights organizations is urging the state of California to investigate Herbalife, a popular and controversial seller of nutritional products accused of being a pyramid scheme that takes advantage of minority communities.<p>The League of United Latin …

Everything We Know About Nutrition May Be Wrong

For 40 years, the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion has been ask­ing people what they eat in an at­tempt to un­der­stand the …

Psychology

The mystery of stable prices

WHY hasn't there been deflation? That has been one of the central mysteries of the Great Recession and its aftermath. In the 1930s soaring …

Inside the Bitcoin economy

BITCOIN, a "cryptocurrency" that has all the financial world talking, has had a crazy few days. Bitcoins have always been volatile, but over the past …

The US immigration bill will leave millions of jobs unfilled

US legislators are expected to release a draft of a comprehensive immigration-reform bill this week. But right from the start, one of its core provisions—a compromise agreement between labor and business on guest workers—is inherently flawed, according to two labor economists.<p>The bill also includes …

Immigration

Home Improvement Projects Are On The Rise In 2013

More than 100,000 people have spoken. And they say this will be the year renovations come back. The number of U.S. Houzz users moving forward with decorating and redecorating projects has increased by 12 percent compared to this time last year, and 7 percent fewer people than last year say they are …

Zuckerberg: Undocumented Immigrants 'Should Be Part Of Our Future'

With a Washington Post op-ed Thursday morning, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced his support for immigration reform with the launch of FWD.us, a new non-partisan organization founded by a host of well-known Silicon Valley leaders to advocate for policy to support the “knowledge …

How Much Money Does the Government Really Make From Student Loans?

Student advocates claim they're more profitable than selling Fords. But their numbers rely on some extremely suspect accounting.<p>(Reuters)<p>On July 1, the interest rate on roughly one out of every three new student loans is set to double, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Unless Congress steps in to …

GOLDMAN: The Japanese Stock Market Will Surge Another 20%

It increased its target for <b>Nikkei</b> to 16,000 from 15,000 and for the <b>Topix</b> to 1,350 from 1,250 earlier, which marks a near 20 percent upside from current levels.<p>"Last week's announcement by [Bank of Japan] Governor Haruhiko Kuroda was the most credible attack on deflation that Japan has seen in a …

Why is less cocaine coming from Colombia?

COLOMBIAN police poking around a shipment of bricks bound for Honduras last month discovered half a tonne of cocaine hidden within the cargo. Such …

One expensive euro

MOST of the time, American economic trends closely track those in Europe and vice-versa. When growth in one slows so does growth in the other. When …

A giant cage - China's internet

Special report<p>China's internetA giant cage<p>THIRTEEN YEARS AGO Bill Clinton, then America’s president, said that trying to control the internet in …

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NEVER in recent economic history have interest rates been so low for so many for so long. It is a safe bet that central banks in America, Britain, …

The new New World

THE history of Latin American emigration is best told over lunch. Taco and tostada stalls have spread across the United States because 12m Mexicans …

Eating themselves to death

MEXICO has long been a country that derives extraordinary pleasure from eating and drinking—and it hasn’t minded the consequences much either. <i>Gordo</i> …