PARIS—A top French prosecutor confirmed on Thursday the airplane debris that recently washed ashore on the French island of Reunion came from the Malaysia Airlines' missing Boeing BA 0.95 % 777.
Applications for unemployment benefits rose to 282,000 last week, higher than economists expected, but lower on average for the 23rd week in a row, a sign typical of a strengthening labor market.
Clarity on what the Federal Reserve will do on rates has been in short supply. Friday's jobs report could change that. In early August, 82% of economists in The Wall Street Journal's monthly forecasting survey thought the Fed's policy-setting committee ...
A participant attempts to control his craft during the Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2013 competition on the outskirts of Moscow, July 28, 2013.
The US trade deficit with the rest of the world fell to a five-month low in July, official figures show. It declined 7.4% to $41.9bn, compared with $45.2bn in June, the US Commerce Department said.