WASHINGTON - First-time jobless claims surged last week to a two-month high after plunging to near a six-year low the previous week, highlighting the volatility of the data during the holiday season, the Labor Department said Thursday.
The number of new foreclosure filings -- which includes default notices, auctions and bank repossessions -- dropped 15% to a total of 113,454 properties in November, according to RealtyTrac, an online marketer of foreclosed properties.
Embraer SA (EMBR3) and Bombardier Inc. (BBD/B) split an order for 90 jets from American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL:US) with a list value of $3.9 billion as the newly merged carrier adds larger planes to its regional fleet.
Top Google Inc. executives saved millions of dollars by flying their private jet fleet on discounted fuel purchased from the federal government that they weren't entitled to buy, according to a new inspector general review released Wednesday.
Stanley Fischer, former Bank of Israel governor, at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council in November. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.