NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. futures are lower after the surprise resignation of Italy's prime minister sent a jolt through European markets.
A strong sales report from McDonald's lifted futures off earlier lows, however.
Dow Jones industrial futures are down 1 point to 13,142. The broader S&P
By By MAE ANDERSONAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's Corp. said Monday that a key sales figure rebounded in November, as U.S. customers snapped up the world's biggest hamburger chain's breakfast offerings and limited-time Cheddar Bacon Onion sandwiches.
By By BRIAN MURPHYAssociated Press
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Talks over possible new U.N. regulations for the Internet were deeply divided Monday, with Russia and others advocating for more government control, while a U.S.-led bloc warned against rules that could restrict freedoms in
By By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOVAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia will quickly retaliate against U.S. officials after the U.S. Congress approved a bill imposing sanctions on Russian officials accused of human rights violations, the lower house's speaker said Monday.
The legislation passed last
By By FRANCES D'EMILIO and NICOLE WINFIELDAssociated Press
ROME (AP) - Seeking to calm financial markets, Premier Mario Monti said Monday he will lead Italy until the next government takes power, insisting there will be "no decision-making vacuum" despite his intention to resign ahead of
By By BJOERN H. AMLANDAssociated Press
OSLO, Norway (AP) - The EU received the Nobel Peace Prize on Monday for promoting peace and human rights in Europe following the devastation of World War II, and the bloc was urged to use that unity in its battle with an economic crisis that is causing
By By CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Rectors from about 50 state-run universities across Spain protested Monday that government spending cuts were choking third-level education and would set back the country's recovery.
The academic leaders each read out a statement
By By GEIR MOULSONAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - General Motors Co.'s Opel unit said Monday that it plans to end car production at one plant in Germany in 2016, but a slimmed-down factory may continue to make components.
Employees at the Bochum plant in northwestern Germany, one of four in
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - In an attempt to generate stronger participation in its key government bond buyback program, Greece on Monday extended the deadline for banks, funds and investors who own its debt to declare whether they will sell their holdings back at a heavy discount.
The public debt
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's economy is technically in recession after authorities said revised figures for the April-June quarter showed the economy shrank for two straight quarters.
The Cabinet Office said Monday that gross domestic product for the July-September quarter shrank 0.9 percent from the