Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, reinforcing the picture of a healthy job market. Jobless claims declined by 10,000 to 258,000 in the week ended Dec. 3, a report from the Labor Department showed Thursday.
The European Central Bank expanded its quantitative-easing program to exceed 2.2 trillion euros ($2.4 trillion) by the end of 2017, buying at a reduced monthly pace with the caveat that it can step up or prolong purchases if needed.
President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday nominated Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of the oil and gas-intensive state of Oklahoma, to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a move signaling an assault on President Obama's climate change and ...
A Volkswagen logo is pictured at the newly opened Volkswagen factory in Wrzesnia, Poland, September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo.
FRANKFURT—A Chinese takeover bid for Germany's Aixtron SE collapsed Thursday, a week after President Barack Obama blocked the deal on national security grounds, according to a statement from the buyer.