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  • MEXICO CITY— Under rule changes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture all of Mexico can get in on filling the seemingly insatiable appetite for avocados north of the border. The U.S. embassy in Mexico said in a statement Friday that the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service was amending regulations to allow the importation of Hass avocados from all...

  • DETROIT— Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. Documents detailing recalls by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Ferrari and Mitsubishi were posted Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Friday's U.S. recalls include...

  • MEXICO CITY _ Empresas ICA on Thursday reported a loss of $76.1 million in its first quarter. The Mexico City- based company said it had a loss of 51 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • As they travel through Santa Teresa, a border-crossing port of entry and unincorporated town, they pass millions of square feet of warehouses that store steel coil, wind turbine blades and specialty glass. Now the nonprofit group that operates Santa Teresa is working to transform the area from a place where people work into one where they might put down roots.

  • NEW YORK, May 24- Chico's FAS Inc is headed for a proxy fight with shareholder Barington Capital, as the women's apparel retailer resists the activist hedge fund's push to put two nominees on the company's board. Barington nominated its chairman and chief executive, James Mitarotonda, and industry veteran Janet Grove, who served as vice chairman of department...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 24- For two decades, Noe Sanchez sent money from California to his father in Mexico City through storefront outlets of traditional remittance firms such as Western Union. "If it goes badly, I'll cancel it and try another," said Sanchez, a 44- year-old Mexican technical support professional in Oakland. Trump threatened to impound such money...

  • MEXICO CITY— Mexico is lowering its economic growth forecast for 2016, citing what it calls "adverse" international conditions including sluggish industrial production in the United States. Deputy Treasury Secretary Fernando Aportela said Friday that Mexico's economy is also being hit hurt by volatility in financial markets and low prices for oil, a key...

  • LONDON/ MEXICO CITY, May 20- Mexico has become an emerging markets weak link, with authorities facing mounting pressure to jack up interest rates to defend the peso, viewed by investors as a cheap proxy for taking short positions in other emerging currencies. Bets against the peso quadrupled in the week to May 13, according to latest available data from the...

  • NEW YORK— A Diego Rivera painting has sold privately for $15.7 million, setting a world record price for any Latin American work of art, Phillips auction house said Friday. The price for "Dance in Tehuantepec" nearly doubles the figure paid at auction last month for a painting by Frida Kahlo, Rivera's wife whom he later divorced. The buyer, Argentinian collector...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 19- The head of retail fuel company Gulf Oil International's local unit said on Thursday he believes Mexico could speed up the opening of its fuel sector by liberalizing gasoline and diesel prices ahead of a 2018 deadline. Since then, motorists in Mexico have had no choice besides Pemex, and the country's 11,400 Pemex franchises have been...

  • In his 104- page public financial disclosure report, the presumptive Republican nominee reported holding investments in companies like Ford Motor Co., Apple Inc. and the parent company of the maker of Oreo cookies— all businesses that he's assailed for outsourcing or, in Apple's case, not agreeing to crack into iPhones for police or federal law enforcement in...

  • SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO PLANS TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS TO CANCUN AND OTHER MEXICAN CITIES FROM LOS ANGELES PENDING U.S.

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump has told the government that his myriad businesses have flourished with rising revenues since his improbable political success, according to financial documents released Wednesday. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee said revenue at his businesses grew by $190 million over the past 17 months, and he had $557 million...

  • MEXICO CITY/ MADRID, May 17- Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has put two of his grandchildren on boards of his companies, a major step in the succession of one of the world's largest family business empires. Daniel Jr.' s appointment to the board of Slim-owned metals miner Minera Frisco was approved by shareholders in April 2015, according to a public filing to...

  • SANTIAGO, May 16- Chilean forestry group Masisa, one of Latin America's largest wood panel manufacturers, is strengthening its business in Mexico, and may be willing to invest more in Argentina, the company's president said on Monday. The company expects to start up a new plant in Durango, Mexico, with an annual production of 240,000 cubic meters in a month's time,...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., May 13- A Delaware judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shareholders who accused the board of the world's largest retailer of trying to cover up bribes paid by company executives in Mexico. Chancellor Andre Bouchard of the Court of Chancery in Wilmington said an earlier dismissal by an Arkansas judge of a nearly identical...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., May 13- A Delaware judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shareholders who accused the board of the world's largest retailer of trying to cover up bribes paid by company executives in Mexico. Chancellor Andre Bouchard of the Court of Chancery in Wilmington said an earlier dismissal by an Arkansas judge of a nearly identical...

  • People walk past an electronic board showing the graph of the recent fluctuations of market indices at the floor of Brazil's BM&F Bovespa Stock Market in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 9, 2016.

    It’s time to buy emerging market bonds, one BlackRock expert says.

  • Paul Ryan eventually endorses Trump: Weber

    House Speaker Paul Ryan remarked on "encouraging" conversations with GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday. Former Minnesota Congressman Vin Weber of Mercury, thinks Ryan eventually endorses Trump, and Lars Larson, Compass Media Networks host, doesn't see Ryan endorsing Trump's wall.

  • Bill Clinton campaigning in 1992 and Donald Trump.

    Donald Trump IS trying to blow up the GOP, just like Bill Clinton rocked the Democrats in 1992, says Jake Novak.