Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months.
Early-summer winds howl over the semi-arid plains of southern Argentina's Neuquen province, beside the towering Andes, where the land holds riches from dinosaur skeletons to oil and gas.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
Wall Street in 2014 enjoyed its best year for initial public offerings since 2000, thanks to the record-setting flotation of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba and a barrage of biotech deals.
Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A resurgent U.S. economy has emerged from a long struggle with high unemployment and weak growth. And the Federal Reserve seems poised to recognize the sustained improvement.
Monday, December 15, 2014
For investors interested in betting on currencies, the divergence of some of the world's largest economies on their approach to interest rates is striking.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Mexico unveiled Thursday the first phase of its historic opening of the oil sector to foreign investors, pledging transparent auctions in July for 14 shallow-water fields.
Friday, December 12, 2014
U.S. retail sales perked up in November with the start of the holiday shopping season, led by online buying and purchases of autos, clothing and electronics.
A strong report on retail sales pushed U.S. stocks higher in early trading Thursday, easing investors' jitters over the global economy and another slide in oil prices.