November 25th @ 7:26 PM GMT
Yahoo! A former banker, a congressman, a former captain of industry: which one President-elect Donald Trump chooses as the US Treasury secretary will send a key message about his administration's economic plans. Several names have circulated in the race to replace Jack Lew, President Barack Obama's finance minister since 2013, but two seem to stand out: former Goldman Sachs investment banker Steven Mnuchin, 53, and the conservative Congressman Jeb Hensarling, 59. (Politics)
November 26th @ 7:13 PM GMT
Yahoo! U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Saturday that his administration would ''do all it can'' once he takes office on Jan. 20 to help increase freedom and prosperity for Cuban people after the death of Fidel Castro. Obama used his executive powers on a series of steps to ease trade, travel and financial restrictions against Cuba, arguing it was time to try diplomacy after the half-century-long economic embargo againstCuba had failed to shake the regime. Trump's first statement on ... (Top Stories)
November 25th @ 6:44 PM GMT
Yahoo! Stocks hit fresh records in a shortened trading session Friday as investors continued to bet on a pickup in economic growth and rising corporate profits. (World)
November 27th @ 5:02 PM GMT
Yahoo! Braslia (AFP) - Ambitious projects such as satellites that could bring the internet to the remote Amazon and construction of Brazil's first nuclear submarine will proceed despite a deep economic downturn, the defense minister told AFP. Raul Jungmann said he will be in France this Thursday to take delivery of the first of three communications and defense satellites built by France's Thales and due for launching on March 21 next year. The nearly six tonne, 2.1 billion reais ($617 million) s... (Politics)
November 28th @ 3:59 PM GMT
Yahoo! Only 16% of companies globally are fully capitalizing on the digital economy, according to a study from Oxford Economics and SAP. Here are four things digital winners do to succeed. (Technology)
November 26th @ 9:34 PM GMT
Yahoo! Music fell silent, weddings were canceled and people wept in the streets Saturday as Cubans faced their first day without the leader who steered their island to both greater social equality and years of economic ruin. (World)
November 28th @ 6:19 PM GMT
Yahoo! Tunisia is hoping to reverse a decline in foreign investment and shake off some of its post-revolution economic malaise at a international conference that opens on Tuesday. The two-day event is aimed at drumming up interest in projects worth some $30 billion and boosting an economy hurt by militant attacks, labour unrest and political instability. It comes as Prime Minister Youssef Chahed's government tries to contain a fresh wave of resistance against austerity measures demanded by intern... (Top Stories)
November 25th @ 2:00 PM GMT
Yahoo! One of the mobile era's bestselling photo apps now has a sequel and in a nod to the changing economics of the App Store, it's going free for the first time. FaceTune 2, from Israeli developer Lightricks, arrives on iOS today boasting a series of radical improvements over its predecessor. But to realize the full power of the app, you'll still have to pay: via in-app purchases for individual effects, or via a monthly or annual subscription. If you're in the practice of perfecting your sel... (Technology)
November 28th @ 10:26 AM GMT
Yahoo! The United Nations needs to make sure there is an ''effective combination'' of human, civil and economic rights in a world where many rights are not respected, U.N. secretary general-elect Antonio Guterres said on Monday during a visit to Beijing. China's leadership has overseen a sweeping crackdown on activists since President Xi Jinping took power, including detaining or imprisoning dozens of rights lawyers in what the government says is the targeting of criminal acts. While in China... (World)
November 28th @ 9:18 AM GMT
Yahoo! Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it will hold a conference call on Tuesday to disclose its shareholder returns policy. Samsung said in a regulatory filing it had been considering various means to boost medium-to-long-term shareholder value but did not comment on details, including what it will propose. Samsung will consider splitting itself into two as proposed by U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management, Seoul Economic Daily reported on Monday citing an unnamed source. (Reporti... (Top Stories)
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