WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The share of Americans living in poverty fell last year for the first time since 2006, a sign an improving economy was finally trickling down to the country's least fortunate households.
Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN:US), the casino company founded by Steve Wynn, was awarded the sole license to operate a casino in the Boston area, beating a rival plan from the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock markets around the world rose on Tuesday, adding to earlier gains as investors bet that the U.S. Federal Reserve wouldn't adjust guidance about how soon the central bank would raise interest rates.
Stocks rallied in afternoon trading Tuesday with the Dow jumping more than 100 points and shooting back up into record territory. Energy stocks led the way as oil prices rose more than 2%.
With a report from the U.S. House chastising federal regulators, the Senate Consumer Protection subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on their agency's operations.