World stocks mixed in holiday-thin trading

World stock markets fluctuated in narrow ranges Thursday as fewer investors participated in the market ahead of the New Year holiday while Japan’s Nikkei index […]

French Economy Grew 0.3% in Third Quarter, Less Than Economists Estimated - Bloomberg

France’s economic expansion slowed more than originally estimated in the third quarter as a drop in output overshadowed rising household spending.
Gross domestic product rose […]

Etiquette classes help kids now and later, expert says

You might think the years she lived in New Jersey and New York inspired Monica Black to pursue formal certification in etiquette training.
After all, the […]

China leads global markets lower in holiday trade

Chinese stocks led global markets lower Friday after officials announced plans to sharply limit new vehicle registrations in traffic-congested Beijing, while another downgrade of Portugal’s […]

Heathrow owner launches inquiry as flights resume

Weather-wracked Christmas travel eased in Britain on Thursday after days of snow-related delays, with most services running normally at Heathrow Airport and on cross-Channel Eurostar […]

Stocks set to open slightly higher

At the start of a holiday-shortened trading week, U.S. stocks were poised to edge higher at the open as investors focus on 2011.
Dow […]

IMF Approves $3.3 Billion for Greece Amid `Impressive’ Fiscal Adjustment - Bloomberg

The International Monetary Fund said Greece’s rescue program has “continued to perform well” and it approved payment of another 2.5 billion euros ($3.3 billion), according […]

Wen Visits Pakistan to Revive Road-Rail Network from China to Persian Gulf - Bloomberg

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao traveled to Pakistan today for a visit that officials say may revive a planned road-rail network linking China to the Persian […]

Stocks head to lower open before economic reports

Renewed worries about Europe’s debt problems are setting a grim tone for Wall Street ahead of fresh readings on U.S. consumer prices and industrial production.
Encouraging […]

Easy credit, high debt, alarms central bank

Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney is warning Canadian households and businesses to be wary of the current period of cheap borrowing.
Carney says the world