Friday, May 23, 2014
The Federal Reserve has begun to discuss the tools it could use to finally pull back the extraordinary stimulus it's provided the U.S. economy since 2008. But Fed officials plan further discussions and have set no timetable for any increase in interest rates.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Canada's largest forest products company is suing over an audit that criticized the company's logging practices for violating environmental standards, according to court documents obtained by AFP Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Credit Suisse AG's guilty plea and US$2.6 billion payment in a high-profile case brought by the Justice Department are being held out as a warning to foreign banks believed to be helping U.S. taxpayers conceal assets.
More than a half-million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals remotely hijack a computer and its webcam, authorities said as charges were announced Monday against nearly 100 people worldwide.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
U.S. telecommunications giant AT&T clinched a deal Sunday to acquire broadcast satellite service provider DirecTV for nearly
Thousands of indigenous people near Guyana's border with Brazil are battling drought so persistent they fear crop failure and hunger.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
U.S home construction surged in April to its highest pace in five months. Almost all that increase came from the volatile apartment sector, a sign that Americans are still struggling to buy single-family homes.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is spotlighting the fact that U.S. small businesses have accounted for more than half the job gains during the nearly 5-year-old economic recovery.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Higher food and gas costs pushed up U.S. consumer prices in April by the most in 10 months, evidence that inflation is ticking up from very low levels.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in seven years last week, a sign the job market is steadily improving.