By Lucia Mutikani. WASHINGTON | Thu May 23, 2013 9:47am EDT. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to resilience in the labor market despite ...
The International Monetary Fund's board of directors is backing Managing Director Christine Lagarde, who is being questioned by a French court over a decision she made as finance minister, a fund spokesman said.
According to China's political calendar, big decisions about economic policy this year are supposed to wait until the autumn, when a major meeting of the Communist party brings together the country's top leaders.
By Chuck Mikolajczak. NEW YORK | Thu May 23, 2013 10:20am EDT. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks dropped on Thursday, with the S&P 500 on pace for its first back-to-back daily drop in a month amid investor concerns the U.S.
Reports of the death of suburbia have been exaggerated. After a five-year slump spurred by the collapse of the U.S. housing bubble, record gasoline prices and deepening poverty, the nation's largest suburbs showed increasing signs of life in 2012.