WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week as the economy's continued improvement tempered dismissals.
LONDON (Reuters) - The yen fell on Friday amid expectations of further stimulus next year to bolster Japanese inflation and also on a revival of global risk sentiment after battered oil prices and Russia's ruble stabilised.
The Dow Jones industrial average surged the most since 2011 and the Standard & Poor's 500 index capped its best two-day gain in three years as global equities rallied on the Federal Reserve's pledge to be patient on boosting rates.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material.
MOSCOW�Russia's ruble strengthened a little early Friday as the oil price steadied and the country's finance minister said he expected the currency to rebound in early 2015.