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  • Brazil weighs investigating ex-leader Silva Monday, 4 May 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    RIO DE JANEIRO— Federal prosecutors in Brazil confirmed Monday that they are weighing whether to open a full investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's alleged overseas lobbying efforts for the scandal-plagued construction firm Odebrecht, the nation's biggest builder. In an emailed statement, the federal prosecutors' office said it...

  • BERLIN, May 4- European aviation safety regulators introduced new training requirements on Monday to help prevent accidents by pilots losing control of planes in-flight, such as during a stall or in bad weather. In one such accident, an Air France jet flying between Rio de Janeiro and Paris plunged into the Atlantic Ocean during a storm in June, 2009, killing all...

  • AP source: Goldberg died after collapsing in gym Monday, 4 May 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said. The family is planning a service in Silicon Valley on Tuesday. The popular Silicon Valley executive, whose company runs an online service for people...

  • AmEx to roll out loyalty program Plenti on Monday Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 5:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— American Express will roll out its new loyalty program, Plenti, on Monday, allowing U.S. shoppers for the first time to earn rewards points through a variety of purchases, from paying a phone bill to filling up at the pump. Users can join for free and don't have to be American Express members. "It will really be the first time where U.S. consumers, on a single...

  • CARACAS, Venezuela— President Nicolas Maduro raised Venezuela's minimum wage Friday for the second time this year to help workers being battered by the world's highest inflation. Speaking at a May Day rally, the socialist leader said he is boosting the minimum wage and pensions for retirees by 30 percent, with two-thirds of the increase coming this month and...

  • Can a stock market killed in 1959 return to life? Friday, 1 May 2015 | 9:57 AM ET
    Tourists take in the sites from a tour bus in Havana, Feb. 28, 2015.

    With the diplomatic thaw between Cuba and the US, a more open Cuba could create a stock market that rewards investors.

  • Argentina's capital is world capital of bookstores Friday, 1 May 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    From hole-in-the-wall joints with used copies of works by Jorge Luis Borges, Miguel de Cervantes and Gabriel Garcia Marquez to elegant buildings with the latest children's books in several languages, Buenos Aires is filled with locales that pay homage to print. With a population of 2.8 million people within the city limits, there are 25 bookstores for every...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 30- The 12 countries working toward a historic Pacific trade pact could reach a deal at the end of May, though Canada must still show greater willingness to open up its markets, a senior Chilean official said on Thursday. Chile is among the nations in talks over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade pact that would cover 40 percent of the world...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 14 Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    SANTIAGO- Central bank of Chile to release the minutes of April policy meeting- 1230 GMT. BUDAPEST- Central Bank of Hungary non-rate-setting meeting. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting.

  • *Brazil's Rousseff to visit Washington in June. BRASILIA, April 30- After finally turning the page on a dispute over spying that hampered attempts to deepen trade ties, Brazil and the United States may be headed for another clash, this time over U.S. farm subsidies. Although it is too early to launch a full-out trade dispute, Brazil plans to apply pressure on...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO— A Rio de Janeiro judge has ordered the return of several luxury cars and other high-ticket items to Brazil's one-time richest man, Eike Batista, who is fighting insider trading and other charges stemming from the demise of his industrial empire. In a 29- page decision, magistrate Vitor Barbosa Valpuesta also ordered the return of property seized...

  • SANTIAGO, April 30- Chilean fertilizer SQM, which is listed in Santiago with ADRs on the Nasdaq, said on Thursday it was unable to file the company's annual report with U.S. regulators on time because of an internal investigation into possible illicit payments. The company, which was privatized in the 1980 s under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet and has...

  • Brazil raises interest rates again to salvage credibility Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:52 PM ET
    One real coins are produced at the Casa da Moeda, Brazil's national mint, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Brazil again steeply raised interest rates to show it's serious about reining in runaway prices, despite fears the step may worsen an expected recession.

  • BRASILIA, April 29- Brazil again steeply raised interest rates on Wednesday to convince investors that the government is serious about reining in runaway prices, despite fears that aggressive tightening will make an expected recession worse. Brazil's benchmark interest rate now stands well above those of other major emerging market countries such as...

  • BRASILIA, April 29- Brazil opted for another steep interest rate hike on Wednesday to convince investors that the government is serious about reining in runaway prices despite fears of a recession. Brazil's benchmark interest rate now stands well above those of other major emerging market countries such as India and Turkey, both with rates at 7.5 percent.

  • April 29- General Motors Co said it is likely it will cease vehicle production in Venezuela in July as the automaker joins other U.S. corporations in taking action to shield their profits from the South American country's volatile currency. GM has one plant in Venezuela, in Valencia, where it builds the Chevrolet Aveo and Cruze cars, the Orlando crossover vehicle...

  • FORT WORTH, Texas— American Airlines is making final preparations to begin flying its newest plane, the Boeing 787, next week. The first passenger flight with the plane, which Boeing calls the Dreamliner, is scheduled for May 7 from Dallas to Chicago. It will fly to Beijing starting June 2, to Buenos Aires on June 4, and American plans other destinations later.

  • The injunction ordered Uber to cease operations immediately and to ensure the app is no longer available for download from the online stores of Google, Apple, Samsung and Microsoft. The Brazilian press offices of Google, Samsung, Microsoft and Apple did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The world's most valuable venture-backed startup with a...

  • Brazil executives moved to house arrest in corruption case Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 12:23 PM ET

    Among those released were Ricardo Pessoa, chief executive officer of UTC Engenharia, and Gerson Almada, vice president of Engevix, two of Brazil's largest engineering firms. Brazil's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday evening that the executives could await possible trials on corruption charges under house detention. Some had been jailed for nearly six months,...

  • Mexico requires officials to report conflicts of interest Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Mexico is requiring officials to declare potential conflicts of interest in their private life and financial dealings, a step that President Enrique Pena Nieto had promised after it came to light his wife bought a mansion from a government contractor. The country's anti-corruption watchdog agency will also require officials to say from whom...