- US stocks fall slightly on lower oil, mixed earnings news Updated: May-22-15 5:47 pm
NEW YORK - The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note.
- Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging Updated: May-20-15 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON - Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets - a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution.
- From German wineries to Chinese factories, US dollar echoing Updated: May-19-15 3:13 am
HONG KONG - For Americans, there are cheaper vacations in Europe and lower-priced imports. A Chinese factory is selling fewer goods in Europe. A U.S. toymaker's exports are being squeezed. A German winery says overseas demand is up.
- Regaining strength: Emerging-market funds cruising again Updated: May-14-15 4:19 pm
NEW YORK - Emerging-market stock funds are making big moves again, and this time it's in the good way.
- Greece back as a headache for improving eurozone economy Updated: May-10-15 3:05 am
LONDON - It may only account for 2 percent of the eurozone economy but Greece has a habit of punching above its weight when it comes to bruising the currency union.
- Hawaii visitor spending drops 1.3 percent in first quarter Updated: May-08-15 7:05 pm
HONOLULU - Visitor spending declined slightly in Hawaii during the first quarter of the year as the stronger dollar prompted Japanese visitors to trim their budgets.
- Switzerland's Syngenta rejects Monsanto takeover offer Updated: May-08-15 10:37 am
BERLIN - Swiss biotechnology company Syngenta said Friday that it has rejected a takeover offer from Monsanto Co., a bid that it said greatly undervalued its prospects. Syngenta's shares jumped 17 percent on the interest, however.
- Survey: Hiring by US businesses slows sharply in April Updated: May-06-15 9:43 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. companies hired in April at the slowest pace in nearly a year and a half, a private survey found, as the strong dollar dragged down overseas sales and energy companies cut back on spending in the face of lower oil prices.
- Syria tries to stabilize ailing currency Updated: May-04-15 6:14 am
DAMASCUS, Syria - Syrian state media says the central bank is pumping up to $200 million into the market to help boost the sagging Syrian pound.
- US factory activity improves in April, but hiring declines Updated: May-01-15 11:19 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. factories expanded in April at the same pace as in March, but manufacturers are starting to curtail hiring in a possible sign of weakness.
- Will Japan funds keep going, or just disappoint again? Updated: Apr-30-15 3:25 pm
NEW YORK - How much longer can the sun shine on Japan's stock market?
- $100 million for a home? Luxury buyers reach a new threshold Updated: Apr-30-15 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The poshest of luxury homes are acquiring the cachet of a masterwork by Picasso or Matisse.
- Swiss central bank takes $32 billion first quarter loss Updated: Apr-30-15 3:50 am
BERLIN - Switzerland's central bank says it took a first-quarter loss of 30 billion Swiss francs ($32 billion) as the rapid appreciation of the national currency led to high foreign exchange losses.
- Ford's 1Q net income falls on strong dollar, lower sales Updated: Apr-28-15 12:31 pm
DEARBORN, Michigan - Ford's net income fell in the first quarter, hurt by lower sales of key vehicles like the F-150 pickup and a stronger U.S. dollar.