Economy & Business

    FILE - Workers check steel products at a factory in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China, March 30, 2016.

    G-20 Finance Ministers Pledge to Boost Global Economy

    Ministers close their 2-day meeting in China expressing concerns about Brexit and trade protectionism

    John McNierney, right, trading GE stock for Citadel Securities, updates John Panin, left, and Greg Rowe, center, with the stock's price at the New York Stock Exchange, July 22, 2016.

    US Markets Bounce Back at Week's End

    Dow Jones industrial average is now up 8 percent from its post-Brexit lows in late June, as economic news in the US continues to improve

    UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi delivers a speech during the opening session of the organization's conference in Nairobi, July 17, 2016.

    At UNCTAD, African Nations Urged to Curb Debt

    One analyst says private-public partnerships and investments by Africans living abroad could be an alternate revenue stream for the continent


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    Scotland’s Booming Whisky Industry Fears Brexit Hangoveri
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    After Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, Scotland’s government wants to break away from the United Kingdom – fearing the nation’s exports are at risk. Among the biggest of these is whisky. Henry Ridgwell reports on a time of turmoil for those involved in the ancient art of distilling Scotland’s most famous product.
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