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But unlike in the U.S., the gap between rich and poor in Latin America has narrowed. And the middle class has grown.
Private employers added an estimated 191,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report.
There is no threat of a tsunami along the coasts of Alaska, California, Oregon or Washington, after an 8.2 earthquake off the coast of northern Chile Tuesday night.
Authorities have ordered an evacuation of coastal areas in case of a tsunami. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
A former prime minister and a candy billionaire lead the pack of presidential contenders for the May election. One question is whether Crimea voters will have a say.
The head of the International Air Travel Association says of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777: "We cannot let another aircraft simply vanish."
Here's an example of how a tanda works: 10 friends, family or co-workers get together, and each agrees to give $100 every two weeks to the group's organizer.
When Mozilla, best known for the Firefox browser, hired Brendan Eich as its CEO, it ignited a firestorm over free speech and equal rights. Now, the dating site OkCupid is getting involved.
With no firm data on how fast the plane was flying and how far it actually went, the operation to find it is "the most challenging ever," retired Australian Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston cautions.
There aren't many other political photo opportunities that scream out patriotism, tradition and fun than throwing the ceremonial first pitch.
Congress finalized legislation Monday to prevent doctors who treat Medicare patients from being hit with a 24 percent cut in their payments from the government.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reports being told by Russian President Vladimir Putin of his plan to pull back some forces, which might reduce some tensions in the region.
What may seem like bad news from the central bank chief — "the recovery still feels like a recession to many Americans" — was good news to investors trying to gauge the Fed's next move. Here's why.
The Citi Foundation is donating $50 million to improve youth employment opportunities in Los Angeles and nine other U.S. cities.
The Boston Public Library will host an exhibit titled "Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial" to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Planes and ships continue to look for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia. But there's no sign of the jet or the 239 people on board. They disappeared on March 8.