By JUERGEN BAETZAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - European finance ministers on Monday pushed cash-strapped Cyprus into accepting an independent audit probing whether the country's financial institutions comply with international rules aimed at combatting money-laundering, officials said.
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Business Writer
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says stock prices have gotten a boost from low interest rates caused by the Federal Reserve's stimulus efforts.
The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. addressed a variety of topics during an interview on CNBC on
BERLIN (AP) - A real estate developer has put on hold until at least mid-March plans to remove part of one of the few remaining sections of the Berlin Wall.
On Friday, hundreds of angry protesters prevented construction workers from removing all but a tiny piece of the 22-meter (72-foot) section of
WASHINGTON (AP) - Most business economists opposed the automatic spending cuts that took effect Friday night amid the gridlock between President Obama and Congress, but they overwhelmingly support efforts to reduce the deficit over the next 10 years, according to a survey released Monday.
RIGA, Latvia (AP) - Latvia has formally applied to adopt the euro currency 2014, a move that could see the Baltic state become the bloc's 18th member.
The move had been expected and comes after Latvia met the required financial criteria, including levels of state debt, budget deficit and
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite their unpopularity, those deep federal spending cuts look like they'll be around for a while.
There appears to be little in the works to undo the budget cuts, although President Barack Obama is calling lawmakers to cajole them to undo
By GREGORY KATZAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - The HSBC banking group saw its net profits drop nearly 17 percent in 2012, as it counted the cost of a hefty U.S. fine it paid to settle money-laundering claims. But earnings remained robust at $13.5 billion as Asian businesses performed well.
By HANNAH DREIERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - An Asian conglomerate says it will break ground next year on a long-stalled project that could help revitalize a dilapidated section of the Las Vegas Strip.
The Genting Group announced Monday that it is buying the site where Boyd Gaming Corp.'s
By GARANCE BURKE and JUDY LINAssociated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Set on a gritty corner of Oakland's International Boulevard, the nonprofit Street Level Health Project offers free checkups to patients who speak a total of 22 languages, from recent Mongolian immigrants seeking a doctor to
By JOVANA GEC and DUSAN STOJANOVICAssociated Press
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Women in the Balkans are leading a political revolution.
Historically given little say in the politics of the conservative region, they are increasingly taking top leadership posts, signaling that the traditional rules are