France, India to launch global solar alliance *India's national action plan favors steep increase in solar. and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday launch. Aware of the shadow cast by the failure of the 2009 Copenhagen summit, the last attempt to reach a global climate deal, the United Nations is placing as much weight on the efforts of individual governments as on an overarching U.N....
UPDATE 1-Yelp prevails in lawsuit over authenticity of its reviews Nov 27- Yelp Inc won the dismissal of a lawsuit by shareholders who claimed they were fraudulently misled about the authenticity and quality of its reviews, and whether Yelp manipulated those reviews to favor paying advertisers. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco said reasonable investors would understand that not all Yelp reviews are real,...
| By: Jonathan Stempel
EMERGING MARKETS-Latam currencies rise as Fed seen tightening slowly SAO PAULO, Nov 24- Latin American currencies rose on Tuesday after U.S. economic growth data supported bets that the Federal Reserve will take a gradual approach to raising interest rates after an initial hike next month. A couple of hiccups and that's it, "said Pedro Tuesta, an economist with research firm 4 Cast. The Colombian peso rose 0.9 percent, boosted by a...
CORRECTED-COLUMN-Is the curtain coming down on U.S. aluminum smelting? -Andy Home The latest round of closures, led by Alcoa, is happening just as the metal's usage in the United States is set to experience another quantum leap forward. That's why Alcoa's announcement this month that it is shuttering three out of four of its remaining smelters in the United States has generated so little lift to the aluminum price. Alcoa's announcement that it...
| By: Andy Home
COLUMN-Is the curtain coming down on U.S. aluminium smelting? -Andy Home The latest round of closures, led by Alcoa, is happening just as the metal's usage in the United States is set to experience another quantum leap forward. That's why Alcoa's announcement this month that it is shuttering three out of four of its remaining smelters in the United States has generated so little lift to the aluminium price. Alcoa's announcement that...
| By: Andy Home
Start-up leaders embracing lobbying It is difficult to say whether all the early lobbying is delivering results for start-up companies, the New York Times reports.
Source: The New York Times
| By: Cecilia Kang
Low rates have the risk-averse hunting for income For risk-averse investors relying on income from their portfolios, it's been a yield drought. Here's a look at three options for boosting returns.
| By: Andrew Osterland, special to CNBC.com