Trends and decisions affecting your wallet.
The oil price slump that is good for America is hurting Oman
Some in the Sultanate are worried about what the future holds. 'We're sitting on a time bomb,' one economic analyst says.
Greece will avoid default ... at least until the end of June
By pushing off a payment due this week.
EU commissioner touts 'genuine progress' on Greece talks
Of course, there are still numerous issues that negotiators haven't been able to strike a deal on yet.
Ukraine’s economy is expected to shrink 9 percent this year
Experts are revising forecasts downward for Ukraine and upward for Russia. But both economies are predicted to contract.
Greece euro exit 'a potential': IMF chief
Athens says a deal with its creditors is imminent but European leaders dispute that claim.
Russia drops opposition to EU-Ukraine trade pact
The landmark deal is at the heart of the Ukraine crisis.
EU official says Greece is closer to a bailout deal
But, time is still running out.
European ministers: No Greek bailout deal yet
The pronouncement comes just a day before Greece must make a 750 million euro debt payment to the IMF.
Mexico City could be the next to ban Uber
The taxi app just can’t catch a break down in Latin America.
Greece to present reforms to creditors for approval
The proposals will likely included higher taxes on the very rich and on luxury goods.
British economic growth slows sharply before election
Gross domestic product expanded by just .3 percent between January and March of this year.
Wary of brinkmanship, euro zone steers away from new deadlines for Greece, official says
US-EUROZONE-GREECE:Wary of brinkmanship, euro zone steers away from new deadlines for Greece, official says
Deal or default? All bets are off on Greece's debt talks
As negotiations careen towards the Apr. 24 deadline, the only thing we know for sure is that Athens is running out of money.
Brazil's economy is expected to shrink 1 percent. That's bad
If economists' new lower forecast is accurate, South America's biggest economy will have its worst performance since 1990.
Italy is running out of pizza makers (VIDEO)
Here's how the Cambodians who stitch your clothes are routinely abused
A Human Rights Watch report calls out H&M, Gap and others for the exploitation of factory workers.
Britain's going to start regulating digital currencies. Here's why that's great news for bitcoin
Is a 'stamp of approval' from the UK government just what the cryptocurrency needs to take off?
The euro has lost so much value it's now only worth a US dollar
Americans! If you've ever wanted to go to Europe, now is the time to do it.
It turns out communist Vietnam loves capitalism more than the US does
Polls show the 'American Dream' is alive in Hanoi. In America? Not so much.
Here's a look at 4 internal trouble spots threatening the EU's unity
Meanwhile, external threats from Russia and the Islamic State are also putting pressure on the bloc.
Greece and Ukraine have something in common: They could both sink the euro zone
Diplomatic efforts over the next few days could decide the fate of the economic bloc.
Europe's other Greek problem
Beyond the economy, Athens' ties with Moscow are causing concern for allies.
Greek elections: The view from the Kremlin
Analysis: For Putin's Russia, the Syriza win comes in handy.
Think it’s just Putin who runs Russia? Guess again
He gets by with a little help from his friends.
No, Putin doesn’t know how to fix Russia’s economy
But don’t worry, he says, things will get better. Seeking to calm fears, the president blames the West for his country’s crisis.
The ruble just crashed, but some Russians are kind of OK with it
For now, at least. Here's why.
Is Europe cursed by hard times?
EU leaders are struggling to find an escape route from ongoing economic stagnation.
Greece's political uncertainty is rocking its stock market
Greece is creeping gingerly out of a debilitating recession that lasted six years and which left about a fifth of the population unemployed.
A year after Mandela's death, South Africans are literally in the dark
They also haven't gotten their mail for 4 months. But those are symptoms of bigger problems.
The world's largest-ever generation sees burden and opportunity
A new report by the United Nations says that up to 60 percent of young people in developing regions are not working or in school. And how well countries accommodate their youth will be the bellwether for success.
Vladimir Putin’s worst nightmare may be happening right now
Is Russia’s tanking economy making its leader vulnerable?