JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon will testify before the Senate Banking Committee about his bank's multi-billion-dollar loss on June 13.
New York City is building a new subway line, one of the largest public works projects in American history.
Investors in Europe welcomed slightly upbeat economic news Thursday, driving stocks in the region higher.
India's economic growth slowed sharply in the first three months of 2012, due primarily to weakness in its manufacturing and agricultural sectors.
In Zambia, bicycles are grown from the ground. Making the most of the southern African country's bamboo plants, two Americans and two Zambians have set up a company that is crafting high-end, lightweight bicycles with frames made out of the locally-grown wooden weed.
The waters of the Blue Nile have for millennia flowed down from the Ethiopian highlands enriching the countries on its banks. The rocks that make up its riverbed have been eroded by Ethiopia's past and now that the construction of Africa's largest hydro-electric dam has begun, these same rocks are helping to build the country's future. The Grand Renaissance Dam project was announced last year by the Ethiopian government, in a unilateral move that is not sitting very well with its upstream neighbors. Egypt and Sudan say Ethiopia is threatening their greatest natural resource. What's undisputed though is the sheer size of this undertaking close to Ethiopia's border with Sudan.
The Care Bears turn 30 this year, and they're also preparing for a TV comeback.
Aaron Sorkin is preparing for the June 24 debut of his new HBO series, "The Newsroom," but he also has another huge project on his plate: the Steve Jobs movie he's been tasked with writing and directing. "I'm at the earliest possible stage with Steve Jobs," the TV and film vet said at the D: All Things Digital conference Wednesday, adding that he had to think about signing up for the gig.
Kim Kardashian caused tongues to cluck after she declared that she thinks Indian food is "disgusting" on Sunday's "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" - and it seems some took it as a diss to Indian people and culture overall. But she insists ruffling feathers was not her intent, issuing a statement Tuesday on her blog designed to clean up the verbal mess.
Some of my most memorable travels have been abroad. But I can forgo the passport, lack of Wi-Fi, wading through customs and calculating currency exchanges and still experience all my favorite international elements right here in one city: Portland, Oregon.
Calling it the single largest crackdown on bus companies that the Department of Transportation has ever undertaken, Secretary Ray LaHood announced Thursday the agency has shut down 26 bus operators for breaking federal safety rules. He declared the operations imminent hazards to public safety.
When it comes to recruiting, Virginia Tech's athletics department is taking an "if we build it, they will come" approach, with plans to construct a new $20 million indoor practice facility for its football and other sports teams near Lane Stadium on the university campus.