DETROIT - General Motors faced more pressure over its handling of a deadly defect in certain compact cars Tuesday as word leaked of a criminal investigation and two congressional committees opened probes into the matter.
March 12 (Bloomberg) -- Leaders of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee announced long-awaited plans to dismantle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, pushing the companies' common shares to their biggest intraday drop in 10 months.
Without Crimea, Ukraine looks set to lose an important piece of its economic and energy future: valuable undersea oil and gas fields that lie just offshore the Crimean peninsula.
J.C. Penney received a vote of confidence and a rare Wall Street upgrade on Tuesday. The Plano-based department store was labeled an �American comeback story� by Citigroup's retail analyst Oliver Chen, who upgraded the retailer's stock from �neutral� to ...
... * FTSEurofirst 300 falls 1.3 percent. * Risk of pick-up in China defaults could slow growth. * Russia-exposed stocks hit again as sanctions talk builds.