WTO Rules China Unfairly Protected Domestic Manufacturers By Limiting Exports

WTO Rules China Unfairly Protected Domestic Manufacturers By Limiting Exports

GENEVA — The World Trade Organization ruled Tuesday that China was unfairly protecting its domestic manufacturers by limiting the export of nine raw materials that are used widely in steel, aluminum and chemical industries. A WTO panel sided with the United States, European Union and Mexico, which had each filed complaints saying China was driving […]

We Knew They Got Raises. But This?

We Knew They Got Raises. But This?

IT turns out that the good times are even better than we thought for American chief executives. A preliminary examination of executive pay in 2010, based on data available as of April 1, found that the paychecks for top American executives were growing again, after shrinking during the 2008-9 recession. But that study, conducted for […]

Detroit Auto Companies Struggle With Union Profit-Sharing Idea

Detroit Auto Companies Struggle With Union Profit-Sharing Idea

DETROIT (Bernie Woodall) – Over the past two years, Ford Motor Co has roared back from the brink of failure, won accolades for its gains in quality, posted its highest profits in a decade and rewarded patient investors with a 14-fold increase in its share price. But Mike LeBeau, 23, who works at a Ford […]

Meet Kate Middleton’s Go-To Designer ‘Daniella Helayel’

Meet Kate Middleton’s Go-To Designer ‘Daniella Helayel’

Call it the Kate Effect. Ever since Kate Middleton wore that silk navy dress at the announcement of her engagement with Prince William, the label Issa and its designer Daniella Helayel have become as popular as the new Duchess herself. The little-known brand of easy dresses in vivid colors and exuberant prints made the transition […]

Jay-Z brings 40/40 restaurant franchise to London

Jay-Z brings 40/40 restaurant franchise to London

(Reuters) – Rapper Jay-Z plans to bring his 40/40 restaurant and bar franchise to London next year in a deal which will team him up with England and Chelsea soccer player Ashley Cole. The NVA Entertainment Group (NVA), which brokered the multi-million pound (dollar) deal, said that The 40/40 London will be the first project […]

Cy Twombly, Idiosyncratic Painter, Dies at 83

Cy Twombly, Idiosyncratic Painter, Dies at 83

In a career that slyly subverted Abstract Expressionism, toyed briefly with Minimalism, seemed barely to acknowledge Pop Art and anticipated some of the concerns of Conceptualism, Mr. Twombly was a divisive artist almost from the start. The curator Kirk Varnedoe, on the occasion of a 1994 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, wrote that […]