BREXIT

Spanish stock market leads European plunge amid fears of no-deal Brexit

Ibex 35 fell below 9,000-point level as concerns grow over China-US trade deal and UK-EU relationship

FOOD

Celebrity chefs bring a taste of Spain to New York’s new neighborhood

José Andrés and the brothers Ferran and Albert Adriá have teamed up to create Mercado Little Spain inside the mega-development Hudson Yards

ECONOMIC GROWTH

IMF warns about Spanish economy’s vulnerability from external imbalance

But the world body also noted that Spain has had its fifth annual consecutive current account surplus

Crisis in Catalonia

Wall Street jittery over rising political tension in Catalonia

“Intensity and duration” of the current crisis key to determining impact on markets, players warn

US immigration policy

‘Dreamers’ in the US: “Today is the day we rise up”

The Trump administration’s decision to end the so-called DACA program sparks widespread protests

AMERICAS

US health care: when your life is on the line

Millions of Americans could lose their health coverage if Republicans manage to repeal Obamacare. To many, this literally means the difference between life and death. Here are some of their stories

International trade

Donald Trump targets Spanish olives in trade dispute

US Department of Commerce believes iconic product may benefit from unfair subsidies

RENEWABLE ENERGY

How Spain’s Iberdrola is supplying Amazon with wind power in US

New energy farm in North Carolina helping to power e-commerce giant’s cloud-based data centers

LGBT RIGHTS

Spain’s ‘transphobic bus’ rolls on to the streets of Manhattan

Banned at home, ultraconservative group internationalizes its anti-transgender campaign

LATIN AMERICA

Trump tightens the screws on Mexico’s automotive industry

Under pressure from president-elect, Ford cancels major investment plans in San Luis Potosí

US Elections

Trump makes peace with Mexican mogul Carlos Slim

US president-elect’s dinner with telecommunications magnate seen as friendly gesture toward Mexico

SOCCER IN THE US

FC Barcelona brings soccer to New York’s underprivileged students

Spanish side also opens marketing offices in Manhattan, aimed at attracting investment in the club

SPANISH FOOD

Spanish olive oil lights up Times Square

A new campaign seeks to raise awareness about the product in the US, where people think of it as Italian or Greek

FASHION INDUSTRY

How European “fast fashion” brands are elbowing out US competition

Familiar names such as Zara, H&M and Camper are gaining ground in North America

US ELECTIONS

Trump fills his economic team with Wall Street millionaires

His choice of advisors contradicts his populist message for the middle class

US ELECTIONS

Hillary Clinton on her nomination: “There are no limits for anyone”

Former secretary of state becomes first woman to head a major party ticket in the race to the White House

THE AMERICAS

Coca-Cola set to suspend bottling in Venezuela as sugar supplies dwindle

State sugar company stops imports as foreign currency reserves dry up and crisis deepens

US Elections 2016

Clinton and Trump take convincing victories at New York primaries

Time running out for opponents to catch up to the candidates, who are now clear frontrunners

ARCHITECTURE

Amid little fanfare in Manhattan, Santiago Calatrava’s hub opens

Spanish architect’s Oculus is the most expensive train station ever built

BUSINESS

Yahoo! to shut Madrid office

Closure is part of struggling tech firm’s plans to reduce its workforce by 15%

Spain’s Amancio Ortega buys New York’s historic Haughwout Building

Founder of clothing giant Inditex pays €133 million for Manhattan landmark

RETAIL

Spain embraces Black Friday

Stores sign up en masse for US-imported sale day, though its business impact is still unclear

Latin America

World Bank lowers 2015 Latin America growth forecast to 0.4%

Recovery now not expected to kick in until next year, when 2.0% increase is predicted

Spaniard who ran homeless shelter in the Bronx killed by former resident

Ex-con ambushed Ana Isabel Charle, tried to rape her and shot her as she ran away naked

Five Spaniards drop out of ‘Forbes’ list

Zara founder Amancio Ortega remains in top five despite slight loss in net worth

Politics

Podemos leader visits New York in search of anti-austerity ideas

Pablo Iglesias accuses his adversaries of using state agencies to harass party officials

BUSINESS SCANDAL

Gowex founder writes open letter apologizing to staff for actions

Madrid administrations break off relations with free wi-fi firm in wake of fraud revelations