By By GEIR MOULSONAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - Industrial orders in Germany rebounded strongly in October, growing by 3.9 percent compared with the previous month, sending an unexpectedly hopeful signal about the strength of Europe's biggest economy.
The recovery in October was the
LONDON (AP) - The Bank of England left its base interest rate unchanged Thursday and did not authorize any additional stimulus measures, a decision which was widely expected by the market.
The announcement by the Monetary Policy Committee left the Bank's key rate at the all-time low of 0.5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - H&R Block's fiscal second-quarter loss narrowed, helped by cost-cutting efforts. Revenue climbed mostly because of a strong tax season in Australia.
The nation's largest tax preparation company typically turns in a loss in the August-to-October period because it
By By DEREK GATOPOULOS and NICHOLAS PAPHITISAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's unemployment rate rose to a new record of 26 percent in September, underscoring the economic plight in the country as it heads toward a sixth year of recession.
The Greek Statistical Authority said
ROME (AP) - A United Nations agency says prices of basic foods fell by 1.5 percent last month, with the international prices of all commodities except dairy products dropping.
The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization said Thursday that the decline puts the value of its November index nearly
LONDON (AP) - Standard Chartered bank says it expects to pay $330 million in fines to U.S. agencies to settle charges of violating sanctions against Iran.
The bank said Thursday that it believes investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Treasury and the Federal Reserve will soon be
LONDON (AP) - Britain's Treasury chief has acknowledged that the country may lose its triple A credit rating even though his economic strategy remains centered on getting the public finances under control.
George Osborne said Thursday that a downgrade "wouldn't be a good thing" but that it
By By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The dealmakers who warn that a year-end plunge off the "fiscal cliff" would be disastrous don't seem to be rushing to stop it. Why aren't they panicking?
For one thing, the Dec. 31 deadline is more flexible than it sounds. Like all
By TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Rescuers called off search efforts for six missing crewmen Thursday from a cargo ship that sank in the North Sea after a collision with another vessel. The presumed death toll is 11 - taking into account the missing and five bodies found so far
LONDON (AP) - Aircraft and marine engine-maker Rolls-Royce says it has given information to Britain's Serious Fraud Office, which is investigating alleged bribery and corruption in Indonesia and China.
Rolls-Royce said Thursday that the outcome of the investigation is uncertain but could lead