The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be opened to private contractors next week. The public tender could take two months to complete.
Some factory owners are threatening legal action against the Accord on Fire & Building Safety in Bangladesh, demanding compensation for the months that the factories are closed for mandatory repairs.
Hotel revenue from food and beverages and other services rose 4.2 percent in 2013, nearly double the rate of increase from 2012.
U.S. consumer confidence rose this month to the second-highest level since 2008.