S&P cuts Venezuela credit rating to B-minus
Standard & Poor's lowers rating one step, citing "radicalisation" of economic policy.
American banking giant reaches settlement against claims made by investors who lost money on mortgage-backed securities.
Price range set modestly at $17-$20 per share for initial public offering, with as much as $1.6bn to be raised.
Unions angered by foreign firms' participation in state-run oil company's successful bid to develop offshore field.
A boost in government spending to reverse a downturn has rebounded the economy to 7.8 percent in the latest quarter.
Thousands of federal workers return to work across US after 16 days of partial shutdown.
President Obama signs bill approved by both chambers reopening federal government and averting a US default.
New policy gives teens choice of switching settings so their posts can be accessible to general public.
Yingluck Shinawatra says China to buy a million tonnes of rice a year from domestic companies over indefinite period.
Walmart dissolves partnership with Bharti Enterprises saying strict government regulation hinders India expansion plans.
Global lending agency cites slower growth in China, India and other developing nations as main reason for downgrade.
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