Greece failed on Monday to attract a single bid for its natural-gas monopoly Depa after the Russian giant OAO Gazprom withdrew, setting back the country's ambitious efforts to raise billions of euros from asset sales to help pay down a mountain of debt. NEW
In today's tablet market, one device stands distinctly above all others: Apple's iPad. With this tablet, Apple did what it always does and created an innovative, must-have device in a once-unexciting category. NEW
Francisco Soares, a 32-year-old Brasilia electrician, felt good about life two years ago when he started commuting in his first car, blasting the music and passing packed buses. Since then, bills started piling up, the cost of living jumped and last week he had to sell his wheels.
You can spot them prowling the streets of Mexico City's wealthy enclaves in sports cars. The guys wear their hair slicked back and designer shirts with the top three buttons open. The women have expensive bags and sunglasses. They are nearly always followed by a black SUV packed with armed bodyguards.