Finance & Economics

Request for insurance cover soars as Middle East unrest spreads

Insurers have been inundated with requests for cover from rich individuals, oil traders and multinationals in North Africa and the Middle East amid fears that civil unrest will spread further.

Rising Food Prices Can Topple Governments, Too

Tunisians wait outside a bakery to buy bread in Tunis earlier this month.

Mobile Payment, Please

Smartphones are several years old yet mobile payment systems are still in the horse and buggy stage. Paypal, which is about the closest thing to a universal payment system, is still relatively clunky and few people use it on a regular basis. Other...

Boeing C-17 Program Reduces Work Force in Its 2nd Phase of Production Rate

As part of a transition announced last year, Boeing today confirmed it will deliver 13 C-17 Globemaster III airlifters in 2011 as the company moves to a new production rate of 10 C-17s per year by reducing approximately 1,100 jobs through the end of...

Yemen: Market Study 2010

Yemen is a net-food-importing country with an import dependency for 90% of its overall domestic wheat and 100% of its rice requirements, the country's two main staples. As such, Yemen's population suffered considerably during the 2007-2008 food price...

New Jobs Numbers & New Hands on Deck to Keep Them Growing


New Year Brings Glimmers Of Economic Hope

Economists have a positive outlook for the new year.

Orange County Man Surrenders After Being Indicted in Investment Fraud Case that Caused $2.4 Million in Losses

An Irvine man pleaded not guilty this afternoon after surrendering this morning to special agents with the FBI in an investment scheme case that allegedly involved losses totaling $2.4 million.

Wal-Mart Shoppers: Homeland Security Wants You


A sign promotes the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign at Ronald Reagan...

Canada Focused on Creating Jobs and Delivering Free Trade with European Union

Canadian Minister of International Trade, today concluded a five-day trade mission to Turkey and Greece. The trade mission focused on expanding commercial relations and promoting free trade with the European Union.