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.
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson spent most of this year pressuring the technology industry into facing up to the glaring scarcity of women, blacks and Latinos at companies renowned as great places to work.
A federal appeals court dealt a blow to the U.S. government's success in insider trading prosecutions Wednesday by reversing two convictions with a decision that also jeopardizes a third — ................
Thursday, December 11, 2014
North America, once a sponge that sucked in a significant portion of the world's oil, will instead be supplying the world with oil and other liquid hydrocarbons by the end of this decade, according to ExxonMobil's annual long-term energy forecast.
Federal regulators are proposing that the eight biggest U.S. banks be required to further increase the amount of capital they set aside to cushion against unexpected losses.