May 27, 2013 Some companies who sell to the U.S. now prefer Mexico to China as a manufacturing base. Rising Chinese labor costs are part of the reason. Mexico's proximity to the U.S. is another.
PODCAST: Weather to blame for low Walmart sales; Angelina Jolie surgery boosts film about breast cancer
May 16, 2013 Walmart sales are down and so are housing starts, but the weather could be to blame. Plus, a small film about breast cancer research gets an unexpected boost from Angelina Jolie's preventive mastectomy.
May 16, 2013 In Mexico, social media outlets such as Twitter have sprung up as tools used by the public to battle public corruption.
May 13, 2013 The Bangladesh government makes it easier for garment workers to join trade unions. But will that spark the change factor workers are hoping for?
May 2, 2013 President Obama visits Mexico today and will hold talks with President Enrique Pena de Nieto. Among the likely topics: Mexico's vast oil and gas reserves. Production could increase with foreign funding, but that is a touchy move in Mexico.
May 2, 2013 It's been nearly a year since Richard Crowe was laid off from his job as a steelworker. And because of the sequester, his unemployment check was cut 10 percent. But a new job might be in his future.
May 2, 2013 President Obama heads to Mexico today to meet with that country's new President Enrique Peña Nieto. The two leaders will discuss immigration reform, trade, and economics.
Apr 25, 2013 Despite problems with immigration and drug cartels, Mexico is growing a middle class and stable economy. One that benefits the United States.
Apr 24, 2013 A building housing several clothing factories collapsed in Bangladesh earlier today. At least 87 people are dead and many others are thought to be trapped in the rubble.