NEW YORK, May 14- A seventh defendant pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges he participated in a global ATM heist that stole $45 million from two Middle East banks. Elvis Rodriguez, 24, was accused of being a member of a "casher" crew that withdrew hundreds of thousands of dollars in New York as part of the heist.
LONDON, May 14- From ketchup to hot drinks, family-run investment firms are shaking up the consumer deals market, squeezing out private equity players and forcing them to change strategy.
DUBAI/ NEW YORK, May 11- One of the credit card processing companies whose security was breached in a $45 million global cyber heist was India's ElectraCard Services, according to two people familiar with the situation.
FRANKFURT, May 10- German prosecutors said on Friday they had arrested two Dutch citizens suspected of involvement in a $45 million global cyber heist unveiled the previous day by U.S. authorities. A 35- year-old man and a 56- year-old woman were caught on Feb. 19 withdrawing 170,000 euros in Düsseldorf using Bank of Muscat credit cards.
DUBAI, May 10- A Middle Eastern bank that fell victim to a major cyber fraud said on Friday that none of its customers had lost any money in a scam which it believed had also caught up lenders in the United States and beyond.
NEW YORK/ BOSTON, May 9- In one of the biggest ever bank heists, a global cyber crime ring stole $45 million from two Middle Eastern banks by hacking into credit card processing firms and withdrawing money from ATMs in 27 countries, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday.
A New York- based group hacked into credit card processors' computers to steal Mastercard Inc debit card data, which they used to make approximately 36,000 transactions over a total of 10 hours in 24 countries, the Justice Department said.
SANTO DOMINGO, May 8- The Dominican Republic and Barrick Gold Corp have reached a preliminary agreement to boost the government's cut of profits from a gold mine in the Caribbean nation, easing investor doubts over the future of one of the world's largest new gold projects.
WASHINGTON, May 8- The Senate's top Republican on Wednesday came out strongly against President Barack Obama's labor secretary nomination, accusing Thomas Perez of being a crusading ideologue who would bend the laws to advance his agenda.
TORONTO, May 2- Miner Goldcorp Inc said on Thursday that its first-quarter profit dropped by a steeper-than-expected 35 percent as lower metal prices and higher costs outweighed a boost in gold sales. Shares of the world's largest gold miner by market capitalization fell 2.1 percent to C $28.46 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
April 15- Nicolas Maduro, a former bus driver who became Hugo Chavez's political disciple, was declared the winner of Venezuela's presidential election on Sunday in a tight vote that was contested by the opposition. As a former attorney general and leader of the National Assembly, she was never far from the circle of power around the late socialist leader.
March 14- Barrick Gold Corp, the world's largest gold miner, said on Thursday that a shipment of gold from its Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic had been detained by customs officials in the Caribbean nation. Fernando Fernandez, director of customs in the Dominican Republic, said the shipment was halted because of a problem with documentation.
*Spending $5.5 billion over five years. March 8- Goldcorp Inc, Canada's second-largest gold mining company, has no plans to diversify away from gold into other metals and remains focused on increasing its gold output, Chief Executive Chuck Jeannes said on Friday. The shares were barely changed at C $33.65 on Friday morning on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
The 123- percent increase of searches from Venezuela was ahead of Brazil in second place with an 81- percent increase, according to the company's Wealth Report, which for the first time tracked users of its website, where homes can cost up to 100 million pounds.
SAN JOSE, Feb 19- The spread of the tree-killing fungus roya is expected to cost Central America's coffee industry roughly half a billion dollars in the current 2012/ 13 harvesting season, a statement released by the region's agriculture ministers says.
SAN JOSE, Feb 19- The spread of the tree-killing fungus roya is expected to cost Central America's coffee industry roughly half a billion dollars during the current 2012/ 2013 harvesting season, the Honduran agriculture minister said Tuesday at a regional forum.
*Earnings before charges beat Wall Street estimates. TORONTO, Feb 14- Barrick Gold Corp posted stronger-than-expected results on Thursday and boosted confidence in its troubled South American project even as it booked a $3.8 billion charge to write down the value of an African mine.
The top Senate Democrat on Sunday predicted that Congress will pass and send to President Barack Obama legislation overhauling the U.S. immigration system, saying "things are looking really good." Obama last week expressed hope Congress can get a deal done on immigration, possibly in the first half of the year.
WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The top Senate Democrat on Sunday predicted that Congress will pass and send to President Barack Obama legislation overhauling the U.S. immigration system, saying "things are looking really good." Obama last week expressed hope Congress can get a deal done on immigration, possibly in the first half of the year.
*World Bank announces $1.7 million funding for program. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan 29- When Hurricane Sandy struck Haiti late last year, the home Guerda Pierre shares with her three children and mother in Cabaret, north of Port-au-Prince, was flooded- and so was the merchandise she sold to make a living.