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  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- At 68, Barbara Miller Elegbede is living proof that flower children need not grow up. A self-described hippie, she attended a San Francisco college at psychedelia's height and remembers friends constantly crashing on the couch of her apartment, just a block away from Janis Joplin's pad in the hip Castro neighborhood.

  • Tunneling through the Andes to speed global trade Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 1:52 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina-- South American engineers are trying to tackle one of the continent's greatest natural challenges: the towering Andes mountain chain that creates a costly physical barrier for nations ever-more-dependent on trade with Asia.

  • Seized Argentine ship remains in Ghana Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    TEMA, Ghana-- Ghanaian officials on Friday refused to release an Argentine naval ship that was seized in the West African nation due to a complaint by a U.S. hedge fund. Officials of the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority told The Associated Press they will release the ship only after they receive a court order.

  • TEXT-S&P summary: Codere S.A. Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 5:40 AM ET

    Oct 05-=============================================================================== Summary analysis-- Codere S.A.----------------------------------- 05- Oct-2012=============================================================================== CREDIT RATING: B-/Negative/-- Country: Spain Primary SIC: Amusement and recreation, nec=============================================================================== Credit Rating History: Local currency Foreign currency 06- Jul-2012 B-/-- B-/-- 02- Jul-2009 B/-- B/-- 27- Oct-2008 B+/-- B+/--=============================================================================== Rationale.

  • Argentine ship stuck in Africa in bondholder fight Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 1:07 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina-- The flagship of Argentina's navy has been ordered held in Africa by a judge answering a complaint from a U.S. hedge fund. Courts in the United States and Britain have granted judgments worth $1.6 billion to the hedge fund, but it and other bondholders are still suing for billions more and Argentina has refused to pay.

  • Top designer labels abandon Argentina Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 11:44 AM ET

    The world's most luxurious designer brands are abandoning Argentina rather than comply with tight new government economic restrictions, leaving empty shelves and storefronts along the capital's elegant Alvear Avenue, where tourists once flocked to see the latest in fashion.

  • Human rights in focus at U.S. Supreme Court Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:00 AM ET

    Oct 1- The U.S. Supreme Court, back in session today after its summer recess, is expected to take up a closely watched case that could help it decide whether American judges are empowered to hear lawsuits over human rights atrocities abroad.

  • Q&A: Energy Showdown in Argentina Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 10:58 AM ET
    Falkland Islands

    Argentina is making few friends in the fossil fuels industry these days. Sam Logan, owner of  Southern Pulse, speaks to Oilprice.com about the politics of populism behind Argentina’s energy aggression.

  • U.S. Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court has reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections and has backed Arizona police checks of immigration status.

  • Euro Holders Await More Greek Drama, Swiss Talk Tough Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    Investors cover short positions in riskier currencies and the Swiss vow to keep the franc's peg — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • History-Making Events in the Currency Markets Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 10:10 AM ET
    Year: 1998-2002This fiscal fiasco was long in the making, but a key ingredient years before the crisis began was the Argentine peso’s peg to the U.S. dollar. In particular, an extremely favorable exchange rate (1 to 1) led to massive imports, which weakened the Argentine economy. Meanwhile, high government debt, both past and present, piled up, but the IMF kept loaning new money to Argentina and postponing payments on the old money.Finally, with the economy shrinking, and the IMF pressuring for

    Concerns about the soundness of the E.U. and its single currency have been roiling financial markets of all kinds on and off for more than a year.

  • United Auctions Luxury Vacation, Tango Lessons Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 11:40 AM ET
    Tango Dancers

    United Airlines is auctioning off a VIP package for two that includes roundtrip business class tickets to Buenos Aires, Argentina, tango lessons and a private helicopter tour of the city.

  • Europe Fights Argentina's 'Protectionist' Import Rules Friday, 25 May 2012 | 11:36 AM ET
    Buenos Aires

    The European Union on Friday launched a challenge against Argentina's import restrictions at the World Trade Organization, calling the Latin American country's trading and investment system "protectionist and nationalistic."

  • The World's Most Remote Resorts Friday, 4 May 2012 | 9:06 AM ET
    Getting away from it all gets harder and harder, as cell phones and 4G devices keep us tapped into our lives. These ten getaways take up the challenge, spiriting you away from worldly cares. And we promise you won’t miss civilization one bit. Click ahead for the world’s most remote resorts!

    Getting away from it all gets harder and harder, as cell phones and 4G devices keep us tapped into our lives. These 10 getaways take up that challenge, spiriting you away from worldly cares.

  • Investing Billions in Brazil  Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 12:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to Brazil's richest man, Eike Batista, regarding his plans to invest $50 billion in Brazil over the next 10 years. He is one of Time's "Most Influential People in 2012." Tim Seymour, EmergingMoney.com founder, also weighs in on the Brazil trade.

  • Rhodes CEO on France, IMF & China  Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 4:30 PM ET

    Discussing the IMF pledge, how the French elections could impact the U.S. economy and whether China will have a soft landing, with William Rhodes, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors CEO & president.

  • Latin America

    Argentina’s move to seize the local energy assets from Spanish oil and gas giant Repsol has spurred condemnation from the European Union's parliament and has led to worries about more anti-free market policies in Latin America.

  • Is Argentina Becoming the New Venezuela? Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 6:44 AM ET
    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner holds a plaque before delivering a speech during a ceremony to mark the 30th Anniversary of the 1982 South Atlantic war between Argentina and the Britain over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).

    As the dust settles on the announcement that Argentina would seize control of assets owned by Repsol-backed energy company YPF, many are worried that other companies will shy away from investment in the South American country.

  • Pimco CIO: Is Spain a 'Tumor' on the Euro Zone?  Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    Bill Gross, Pimco co-CIO & founder, discusses a "tweet" he sent out earlier this week in which he expressed, in rather graphic terms, his view on the debt crisis in Spain.

  • For Big Returns, Think Small Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 1:39 PM ET

    Smaller G20 currencies have outperformed the big four all year, and this strategist sees the trend continuing.