The US markets climbed higher on Thursday; rallying to its best two-day gains in three years, as the Federal Reserve pledged to be patient on boosting rates.
The Bank of Japan maintained unprecedented stimulus, as Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's bid to stoke inflation faces increasing challenges from the tumble in oil prices.
BEIJING-China raised its estimate of its 2013 economic output by 3.4% based on its latest survey of the economy, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.
WASHINGTON - The government is selling the last of its shares in Ally Financial Inc., the former financing arm of General Motors that was bailed out during the financial crisis.
TRENTON - A dispute between billionaire investor Carl Icahn and union workers at the Trump Taj Mahal casino prompted state lawmakers to delay a final vote today on a package of five bills aiming to help financially strapped Atlantic City.