MADRID (AP) - Ratings agency Moody's has cited improvements in Spain's public finances and a reduction in private-sector debt.
The agency announced Thursday it has changed the rating on government bonds to stable from negative, though the rating remains at Baa3 indicating a moderate credit
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The European Central Bank left its key interest rate unchanged on Thursday, even though the economic recovery has almost ground to a halt in the 17-country eurozone.
The currency bloc's chief monetary authority left its benchmark rate at 0.25 percent at a meeting at
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - The Cypriot government says the privatization of state-owned companies will start in two years, when the bailed-out country's economy is projected to start growing again.
Government spokesman Christos Stylianides says first in line for privatization is the Cyprus
LONDON (AP) - British finance minister George Osborne painted a brighter economic picture for the U.K. economy and even suggested that the country could be running a budget surplus by the end of the decade.
But Osborne cautioned Thursday in his annual Autumn Statement that the public coffers remain
NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across the country Thursday.
Organizers say walkouts are planned in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100 cities. But it's not clear what the actual turnout will be and whether
BERLIN (AP) - General Motors Co. says it plans to largely withdraw its Chevrolet brand from Europe from the beginning of 2016, focusing more sharply on its main Opel and Vauxhall brands.
GM said Thursday that Chevrolet will no longer have a "mainstream presence" in Europe and said the decision was
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's powerful finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, is making clear that he'd like to stay in the job in Chancellor Angela Merkel's third term.
The 71-year-old Schaeuble has been a key figure in shaping Europe's debt crisis response, championing Germany's
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.
On Thursday, the U.S. Bureau
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Oil remained above $97 a barrel Thursday on lower U.S. stockpiles but concerns of oversupply in the Middle East capped gains.
Benchmark U.S. crude for January delivery was up 4 cents at $97.24 a barrel at midafternoon Kuala Lumpur time in electronic trading on the New
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
Obama says the plan to use renewables for 20 percent of electricity needs
KHQ.COM - On Wednesday afternoon a Washington State Patrol trooper crashed while driving to stop a wrong-way driver on Hwy. 195 just 3 miles south of Spokane. Fortunately no one was injured.
The northbound lane was partially blocking for a short time, but it was opened shortly after.
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - The nation's largest freight rail carriers announced Wednesday they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees, one day after legally married, gay engineers filed a federal lawsuit in Seattle.
Gus Melonas, a
On December 2, 2013 the Stevens County Sheriff's Office was asked to conduct a welfare check on a woman from the Tacoma area who never returned home from the Loon Lake area.
Deputies say 51-year-old Susan Yager was staying at a cabin on the lake during the holiday weekend, and when she