Union leaders called strikes on Sunday at nine U.S. refineries in a bid to pressure oil companies to agree to a new national contract covering workers at 63 plants.
China's economy got off to a weak start in 2015 with disappointing manufacturing- and service-sector readings, renewing calls for the government to introduce more measures to spur growth in the months ahead.
Feds Seek to Protect Consumers from Sneaky Payday Loans Payday loans are, in essence, a quick fix solution to as common problem - payday's a while away, and there's no money.
McDonalds is giving some lucky customers in the United States the chance to pay for their hamburgers with hugs rather than money over the next two weeks, with the launch of its "Pay with Lovin'" promotional campaign.
By Clifford Krauss HOUSTON: Oil prices suddenly spiked more than 8 percent Friday, in the biggest one-day price move for the volatile commodity in nearly three years.