• Venezuela’s socialist leaders seize bakeries in ‘bread war’

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For the past 25 years, after he immigrated penniless to Venezuela from Portugal, Eduardo Dos Santos has personally taken care of the loyal clients at Mansion’s Bakery.

  • Venezuela’s troubles put US heating oil charity in limbo

    Amid continuing economic turmoil, Venezuela skipped heating oil contributions to a Massachusetts-based nonprofit for a second consecutive winter, signaling that the popular program that began with fanfare after Hurricane Katrina may be kaput.

  • US stocks open mixed as banks fall while tech companies rise

    NEW YORK (AP) — After an early-afternoon slump, U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Monday in a quiet day of trading. Banks fell along with bond yields as stocks declined for a third straight day.