Nov 29, 2012 A walk-out by workers at several fast-food chains in New York marks latest effort to organize an industry with high worker turnover.
Nov 22, 2012 Walmart workers will walk picket lines outside stores on Black Friday to protest the retail chain's low wages. Walmart, with more than a million employees, helps set pay levels for the retail industry.
Nov 4, 2012 One of the most common images of this week's hurricane, power-sharing: People huddling with their phones and laptops plugged into power strips set up in bank foyers, coffee shops, or dangled helpfully out windows.
Peter van Dyk
Oct 22, 2012 The British Oil company BP is selling off its stake in a joint venture to the state-run Russian oil company Rosneft.
Oct 19, 2012 The state-controlled Russian oil firm Rosneft is reported ready to enter a multi-billion dollar joint venture with the British oil giant BP to create the world’s biggest listed oil company.
Sep 27, 2012 Today the government of Spain is expected to lay out yet another new budget with even more cuts in it.
Sep 26, 2012 More protests are expected in Spain today after some big demonstrations last night. There's outrage over a new round of budget cuts as Spain tries to avoid becoming the next Greece.
Sep 20, 2012 Analyst says recently declassified Russian diamond field poses little threat to prices.
Sep 19, 2012 Russia is accusing the United States this morning of using its aid mission in Moscow to interfere with Russian politics.
Sep 17, 2012 Several major Japanese companies are shutting down some operations in China, citing concerns about the safety of their workers.