NEW YORK (Reuters) - Growing tension between the West and Russia ahead of Ukraine's weekend referendum in Crimea pushed down stocks on major world markets on Friday and drove up buying of safe-haven gold and the yen.
March 15 (Bloomberg) -- Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. and Credit Suisse Group AG were among 16 of the world's biggest banks sued by the U.S.
Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in March to a four-month low, indicating household spending may be slow to pick up from a weather-related setback earlier this year.
A Senate bill would replace mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new federal agency. * Banks, affordability advocates question measure to dismantle Fannie, Freddie.
NEW YORK - Target Corp. said in its annual report that its major security breach has hurt its image and business, while spawning dozens of legal actions, and it noted it can't estimate how big the financial tab will end up being.