It's been a good year for the Vatican bank as it works to scrub clean the sins of the past. Stronger income from trading securities including bonds and a fall in operating expenses drove a sharp rise in profits last year.
... * Euro drops to 1-month low on Greek worries; volumes thin. * Dollar/yen touches 121.78, 8-yr high above 122.04 in sight. * Stronger-than-expected core CPI bolsters case for Fed hike (updates prices).
By JAY REEVES Associated Press. ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - Tourism hasn't only recovered on the Gulf Coast five years after the BP oil spill - industry officials say it's surging.
LONDON Crude oil futures edged up on Monday as firm global demand vied with a strong dollar, but a public holiday in the United States and much of Europe kept trading muted.
BEIJING: In a rare test of man and machine, The Solar Impulse 2, the world's only solar-powered aircraft is about to undertake its greatest challenge yet - to fly non-stop for six-days from China to Central Pacific.