European stocks continued to rally in early trading Friday, mirroring a sharp surge on Wall Street Thursday, spurred by the U.S. Federal Reserve's pledge to adopt a "patient" approach when raising interest rates in 2015.
LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil rose above $60 a barrel on Friday, recovering from near a 5-1/2-year low as investors squared books ahead of the year-end festive break after six months of falling prices.
Fallout from the Russian crisis continues to spread with the cancellation of a big gas deal with Germany. BASF (BASFY) said it had dropped plans to hand full control of its gas storage and trading business to Russia's Gazprom (GZPFY) in exchange for stakes ...
F ILE - In this Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 file image provided by Greenpeace, coal ash slurry left behind in a containment pond near the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant is shown in Harriman, Tenn.
WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week as the economy's continued improvement tempered dismissals.