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  • Bolivia legalizes work by children as young as 10 Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    EL ALTO, Bolivia— Alicia weaves through El Alto's stalled traffic under a blazing sun, hawking colorful woven flowers to grumpy drivers and lovers.

  • Mexican bread maker Grupo Bimbo to buy Ecuador's Supan Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:12 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, July 15- Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, one of the world's largest bread makers, said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy Ecuadorian peer Supan, as it seeks to widen its presence in South America. Grupo Bimbo did not mention the cost of the acquisition in its statement announcing the deal.

  • Controlling around 70 percent of Mexico's mobile market and more than 60 percent of landlines, Slim's America Movil has been blamed for overcharging consumers for patchy service since he bought a former state-run phone monopoly in the early 1990 s.

  • Mexico tries to relaunch stranded North Korean ship Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, July 15- Mexican rescue workers were trying to refloat a North Korean vessel stranded in the Gulf of Mexico a few miles from a port where it had planned to load fertilizer, authorities said on Tuesday.

  • MEXICO CITY, July 14- Carlos Slim's America Movil said on Monday it will take control of just over half of Telekom Austria in a $1 billion buyout offer, giving the Mexican billionaire a base to build up his presence in European telecoms.

  • MEXICO CITY, July 14- Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday signed into law new rules for the telecommunications and broadcasting industries that are designed to curb the power of billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil and broadcaster Televisa.

  • *VW declines comment on incentives from Tennessee. July 14- Volkswagen AG said on Monday it would invest about $900 million to build a mid-sized SUV at its U.S. plant in Tennessee starting in late 2016, nearly doubling the factory's work force. About $600 million of the $900 million will be invested in Tennessee, VW said.

  • July 14- Volkswagen AG said on Monday it would invest about $900 million to build a mid-sized SUV at its U.S. plant in Tennessee starting in late 2016, nearly doubling the factory's work force. About $600 million of the $900 million will be invested in Tennessee, VW said.

  • July 11- U.S. regulators on Friday suspended trading in Cynk Technology Corp, citing possible market manipulation in the one-time penny stock whose market value rocketed within weeks from less than $20 million to more than $6 billion.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT / 2.30 PM ET Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    BRUSSELS/ MOSCOW- The European Union seeks to reassure Russia that a free-trade pact with Ukraine is not aimed at hurting Moscow, but rejects calls to postpone implementation, offering more talks instead.

  • *EU regulators cleared German part of Cemex, Holcim deal early this month. BRUSSELS, July 11- Europe's antitrust regulator has objected to Cemex's plan to acquire Holcim's Spanish units, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, denting the Mexican cement producer's hopes of getting EU approval without concessions.

  • July 10- The Federal Reserve, after a long campaign to become more transparent, now appears to be unhappy that it is so well understood. To be sure, they have a point about overconfidence: this is the week in which a little-known social media company with one employee and no revenue achieved a market cap of over $5 billion.

  • UNITED NATIONS, July 10- More than half of the world's seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top "mega cities"- with more than 10 million inhabitants- being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, according to a United Nations report on Thursday.

  • UNITED NATIONS, July 10- More than half of the world's seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top "mega cities"- with more than 10 million inhabitants- being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, according to a United Nations report on Thursday.

  • Slim's Mexico telecoms sale opens doors to competitors Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 5:11 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, July 9- Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's plan to divest a chunk of his most valuable asset, phone company America Movil, could open Mexico's telecoms market as never before to rivals.

  • MEXICO CITY, July 9- Carlos Slim's telecommunications company, America Movil, will shed assets to avoid tough new telephone and TV regulations imposed by Mexico's Congress on Wednesday.

  • DETROIT, July 8- Subaru of America is recalling 8,557 older model cars in the United States equipped with potentially defective air bag inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp, the automaker and U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday.

  • Pershing Square offers slate for Allergan board Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 3:49 PM ET

    July 7- William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management proposed on Monday a slate of six directors for the board of Allergan Inc as the hedge fund presses forward with its $53 billion takeover bid with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc for the Botox maker.

  • MEXICO CITY, July 3- Luxury car maker BMW revealed a $1 billion Mexican plant investment on Thursday, becoming the latest major automaker to take advantage of the country's growing industrial base and tariff-free access to the U.S. market.

  • BMW's $1 billion plant surfs Mexican investment wave Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, July 3- Luxury car maker BMW revealed a $1 billion Mexican plant investment on Thursday, becoming the latest in a line of major automakers to take advantage of the country's growing industrial base and tariff-free access to the U.S. market.