Articles By J.J. McGrath
China's nonmanufacturing sector joined the country's manufacturing sector in growing at a slower rate last month, according to data released Saturday by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing and the National Bureau of Statistics of China.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy proposed on Saturday that the 17 countries in the euro zone create a common fiscal authority, with each surrendering a significant amount of its national sovereignty to send a signal to financial markets about the certainty of their single-currency experiment.
Two-plus years after the so-called Flash Crash wreaked havoc in the U.S. equity market on May 6, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday it has OK'd two proposals designed to dampen extraordinary volatility in individual securities and the broader stock market.
With the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing report and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Situation Summary both weaker than analysts' consensus estimates on Friday, U.S. stocks closed a holiday-shortened trading week by dropping like so many hot pennies scattered in cold snow.
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong indicated more work may be needed for the country's ruling party to regain support after it lost a by-election in the Hougang district on Saturday, according to Bloomberg News.
The atrocities committed in the Syrian village of Houla on Friday -- when dozens of men, women, and children were killed, and hundreds more were wounded -- were condemned in the strongest possible terms by the United Nations Security Council on Sunday.
Dario Franchitti of Edinburgh, Scotland, started the 96th Indianapolis 500 in the middle of the pack but finished the race ahead of it on Sunday as he joined a select few drivers who have won the premier event of the IndyCar Series three times.
Top officials of the United Nations on Saturday condemned in the strongest possible terms the confirmed killing of dozens of men, women, and children -- and the wounding of hundreds more -- in the village of Houla, outside Homs.
At least one Indianapolis 500 record appears likely to be set on Sunday, as the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory counseling people in the vicinity of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that record-breaking heat is possible.
Spain's Bankia S.A. requested the country's government provide it with a bailout worth €19 billion ($24 billion) on Friday, the same day Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it lowered its ratings on five financial institutions based in the Iberian nation.