WASHINGTON - Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday.
The yuan has become Asia's most-active currency for payments to China and Hong Kong, according to the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications.
The stock market endured its worst day in three weeks on Tuesday as investors fretted over Greece's debt crisis and a surge in the U.S.
Investors are bracing for market volatility and weaker equity returns as the US Federal Reserve looks increasingly likely to begin lifting interest rates this year.
MANILA Gold held near a two-week trough on Wednesday after sliding almost 2 percent in the previous session as upbeat U.S. economic data strengthened expectation that the Federal Reserve may be on course to raise interest rates this year.