Cuba has always been a curious place, a country wrapped in frozen layers of time and on the other end of an icy rift with the United States for more than half a century.
Business & Economy
Yes, now that a record 37.2 million Americans are all trying to reach the beach at once this weekend, the holiday traffic is bad. But there is at least a little reward here: The U.S. Travel Association reports that all this movement translates to a $12.3 billion direct boost to the U.S. economy. That’s about $330 per person.
The first major free trade bill in years is headed for the House, where passage of a bill to grant President Obama powers to conclude a Pacific trade deal faces a stiffer challenge than the one just overcome in the Senate.
Growing economic inequality is becoming a major problem for the world’s developed nations and could prove a major drag on future growth, according to an extensive report released Thursday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Despite calls to give Ronald McDonald the pink slip, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook assured shareholders on Thursday that the hamburger chain’s famed spokesclown isn’t going anywhere.