Cold temperatures have boosted demand for home heating oil. Higher oil prices pose another challenge for the American consumer.
Stores in China have embraced Christmas with music and decorations to celebrate what has become a major shopping holiday.
Mobile shopping is growing fast. Will it change the way you shop?
The military junta in Burma (Myanmar) is making calculated gestures to loosen its grip ahead of elections next year, the first since 1990. It allowed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to meet publicly with politicians and for the MTV documentary 'Traffic' to be screened.
The world’s largest carbon emitter must submit to outside review of its efforts against climate change for the US and others to sign an agreement.
Evangelicalism sweeps through churches, leading some to say that Latin America is emerging as the new center of Christianity.
Yemen reportedly killed 34 Al Qaeda suspects today. Such steps, together with a new 10-point plan for reform, aim to reverse the Arab nation’s downward trajectory.
Foreign interests buy up cheap agricultural land across Africa to grow tomorrow’s food. But will any of it benefit Africans?
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