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  • Jan 7- Alcoholic beverage maker Constellation Brands Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly net sales and profit, and said it plans to spend $1.5 billion to build a brewery in Mexico to meet growing demand for its Mexican beer brands. Constellation has been benefiting from strong demand from a rising Hispanic population in the United States who have...

  • Jan 7- Alcoholic beverage maker Constellation Brands Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly net sales and profit, and said it plans to spend $1.5 billion to build a brewery in Mexico to meet growing demand for its Mexican beer brands. Net sales of beer rose 8 percent to $831.3 million in the third quarter ended Nov. 30, accounting for more than half of the...

  • Constellation Brands' sales rise 6.4 pct Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 7:42 AM ET

    Jan 7- Constellation Brands Inc reported a 6.4 percent rise in third-quarter net sales, helped by higher demand for its Corona and Modelo beer brands. Net income attributable to the company rose to $270.5 million, or $1.33 per share, in the quarter ended Nov. 30, from $222.2 million, or $1.10 per share, a year earlier. Constellation also said it plans to build a new...

  • Cramer: Horrifying stocks to avoid in a sell-off Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 6:47 PM ET
    Broken rope

    Jim Cramer guides investors on the difference between a broken stock and a broken company during a sell-off.

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 30- Stocks and currencies in Brazil and Mexico weakened on Wednesday, as a slide in crude prices to near 11- year lows hit demand for riskier assets. The real fell 1.8 percent to 3.9480 reais to the dollar, the third-weakest annual close since the currency was introduced in 1994. The real slumped this year as the government failed to assuage concerns...

  • 'Affluenza' teen taken into custody in Mexico: Official

    NBC News' Gabe Gutierrez reports on the developing story of the teen taken into custody in Mexico.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 29- Sao Paulo's city hall on Tuesday proposed levying fees on Uber, a plan praised by the ride-hailing service but protested by taxi drivers in Brazil's largest city who say the plan does not go far enough to regulate the rapidly growing app. Uber Technologies Inc endorsed the proposal as "innovative" in a statement and said it would take part in...

  • The Affluenza teen taken into custody in Mexico Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    The Affluenza teen taken into custody in Mexico

    Ethan Couch is placed on the country's most wanted list

  • Texas 'affluenza' teen taken into custody in Mexico Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 4:12 AM ET

    A Texas teen from a wealthy family has been taken into custody in Mexico after breaking his probation for killing four people while driving drunk.

  • It's Christmas every day here Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    A woman painted Christmas ornaments at a workshop in Tlalpujahua, Mexico. Though high season is October to December, production of the handmade ornaments takes place all year.

    This Mexican village is far from the North pole, but it celebrates Christmas every day as a production center of handmade ornaments. The NYT reports.

  • Dec 23- Freeport-McMoRan Inc, the U.S. miner that was targeted by activist investor Carl Icahn earlier this year, is planning to run an auction process for its oil and gas assets in early 2016, according to people familiar with the matter. Phoenix, Arizona- based Freeport-McMoRan's board has retained investment bank Lazard Ltd to advise on possible sale of the...

  • COVINGTON, Virginia, Dec 23- It was after midnight last spring when a bus dropped 20 road-weary Mexican workers outside this city of 6,000 people. They had cleared customs, crossed the U.S. border, and spent parts of three nights in the bus before arriving at their new home for the next six months: a traveling carnival called Cole Shows Amusement Company.

  • What I want for Christmas—a 212 area code Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Old fashioned telephone

    What does this New Yorker and entrepreneur want for Christmas? A 212 area code. Here's how you get one.

  • After falling for three days in a row, front-month gas futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange were down 9.2 cents to $1.898 per million British thermal units at 9:16 a.m. EST. The premium of January 2017 futures over January 2016 and the premium of April 2016 over March 2016 both climbed to all-time highs. Open interest in the contracts was near all-time...

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 11- A few months after reaching the largest corporate settlement in U.S. history, BP Plc faces a class action lawsuit in Mexico over its deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which a civic group on Friday said it had filed against the company. Because the Deepwater Horizon accident did not immediately contaminate the Mexican part of the Gulf of...

  • PARIS, Dec 10- To conclude a landmark global climate agreement expected to set off a trillion-dollar overhaul of the world's high-carbon energy system, there will be no vote, no show of hands, no acclamation. Until 2009, U.N. climate conferences followed the procedures of the U.N. General Assembly, which state that a consensus is reached when all members "agree to...

  • CARACAS, Dec 7- Ecstatic opposition leaders vowed on Monday to use their new majority in Venezuela's legislature to free jailed opponents of the Socialist government but also said they would not move to dismantle popular welfare policies. The Democratic Unity coalition won more than twice the number of National Assembly seats as the Socialists in Sunday's...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 7- Belgium's Nyrstar NV said on Monday it was suspending operations at another mine as it seeks to reduce cash consumption in the face of weak zinc prices. Zinc metal production at Nyrstar's nearby Clarksville smelter would be reduced by about 7 percent, equivalent to some 9,000 tonnes per year. "We continue to take decisive action to reduce spending...

  • CARRIZALILLO, Mexico, Dec 6- Heroin traffickers linked to the abduction and disappearance of 43 students a year ago are battling over millions of dollars paid by Canadian mining giant Goldcorp to a village in Mexico's southern gold belt, leading to a wave of murders. But residents of Carrizalillo in the impoverished state of Guerrero say the some $3 million a...

  • Newest way to make money in oil: Socking it away Friday, 4 Dec 2015 | 11:57 AM ET
    Pipelines run toward oil storage tanks in Cushing, Oklahoma,

    Energy companies are choosing to store their crude oil stockpiles, rather than sell them on an oversupplied market at such low prices.