European stock markets moved broadly lower in afternoon action on Thursday after strong U.S. growth data stirred tapering fears and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi signaled no further easing measures on tap.
Good news for the economy translated into bad news this week for mortgage borrowers, who were being offered an interest rate of 4.46% for the typical 30-year fixed loan, the highest level since mid-September, according to Freddie Mac.
The number of people filing first-time unemployment claims plunged to below 300,000 in the week ending Saturday, but some economists expressed doubt about the steep drop of 23,000 .
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican troops and federal police kept a nighttime watch on a rural field where thieves abandoned a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60, while officials began planning the delicate task of recovering the dangerous material.
US gross domestic product figures for the third quarter were revised sharply higher on Thursday, with much of the rise driven by an increase in business inventories.