Cuba ripe for invasion by U.S. firms

Companies considering doing business in Cuba will find a country ripe for a modern communications system, lacking U.S. consumer goods like Coke and Pepsi, and craving more hotels.

Rhode Island lands new EU businesses

Five companies that Gov. Lincoln Chafee met with while in Europe in April are looking to establish operations in Rhode Island.

Mortgage rates fall to new low for 2014

Mortgage rates have hit a fresh low for the year. The average for a 30-year fixed loan fell to 3.80 percent this week.




Sides 'far apart' in West Coast port talks

While West Coast seaports struggle to keep up with billions of dollars of cargo, dockworkers and their employers apparently aren’t close to a new contract nearly six months after their old deal expired.

U.S. markets shrug off losses to ride global rally

New York - The Standard & Poor's 500 Index had its best two-day gain in three years as global equities rallied on the Federal Reserve's pledge to be patient on boosting rates. The S&P 500 added 2.4 percent to 2,061.23 on Thursday,...

EU to fund $386 billion for jumpstarting growth

Brussels - European Union leaders agreed Thursday to create a strategic investment fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros ($386 billion) in private- and public-sector money to upgrade infrastructure, jumpstart the EU's sluggish...