Russians ditch legal booze as moonshine sales spike
Russians are drinking less -- at least officially.
The country's consumer protection agency said Tuesday that Russian adults drank an average of 10 liters of pure alcohol in 2016, 33% less than they consumed in 2009.
That compares to a global average of 6.2 liters, according to the World Health Organization.
GM paid $1.3 million to buy back its cool 1960s research car
General Motors paid over $1.3 million over the weekend to buy back a bullet-shaped single seat experimental car the automaker had built and used in the early 1960s, GM confirmed on Tuesday.
The car, called CERV I, was purchased at a Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottdale on Saturday. The fact that GM had bought the car was first reported by the Web site CorvetteBlogger.com.
Dubai airport widens gap over London's Heathrow
Dubai is already the world's busiest international airport and there's no sign of it relinquishing the title.
More than 83.6 million passengers traveled through Dubai International last year -- 5.6 million passengers, or 7%, more than in 2015. Its closest rival -- London's Heathrow -- saw passenger traffic grow just 1% to 75.7 million.
Trump labor pick: 52% of country is dependent on government, 'votes…
In a 2011 speech to a conservative think tank, Donald Trump's choice to head the Labor Department, fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder, said the electoral balance in the country was tilted because a large segment of the population would always "vote benefits to themselves."
TPP vs RCEP vs NAFTA? Trade deals explained
With President Donald Trump withdrawing his country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), its future is now up in the air.
Trump campaigned against TPP, warning that it would cost US jobs and comparing it to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed by President Bill Clinton.
His decision may also leave the door open for China to expand its economic might across Asia and the Pacific with its own trade deal, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Samsung is making huge profits as Note 7 crisis fades
Samsung has emerged from the ashes of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle in pretty good shape.
The South Korean tech giant reported quarterly profit of 9.2 trillion won ($7.9 billion) on Tuesday, up 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in three years.
Brexit ruling: UK Supreme Court gives parliament Article 50 vote
Britain's Supreme Court has ruled that the UK government must hold a vote in parliament before beginning the process of leaving the European Union.
The decision is a complication for Prime Minister Theresa May, who wanted to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty -- the legal mechanism that begins the process of leaving the EU -- by the end of March. Doing so would open the door for EU negotiations, which are likely to last two years.
TPP unravels: Where the 11 other countries go from here
US President Donald Trump dealt a death blow to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal being negotiated between 12 nations who represent more 40% of the global economy.
The other 11 countries knew this was coming -- Trump excoriated the TPP, among other trade deals, on the campaign trail, saying that the deal would send jobs overseas and benefit special interests rather than American workers.
His election in November all but sealed the TPP's fate, at least in its current form.
Trump's TPP withdrawal: 5 things to know
President Donald Trump has begun carrying out his campaign pledges to undo America's trade ties -- starting Monday with executive action to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
"Great thing for the American worker, what we just did," Trump told reporters Monday in the Oval Office as he signed the order.
Here's what you need to know about Trump's move:
Detroit at the White House: Trump meets with Big Three auto CEOs
President Donald Trump has had a lot to say on Twitter about the U.S. auto industry and its use of Mexican plants. On Tuesday morning, he spoke directly to the CEOs of General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler at a meeting.