MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin assured Russians on Thursday that the economy would rebound after the ruble's dramatic slide this year but offered no remedy for a deepening financial crisis.
The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped last week and stayed near 14-year lows, the latest evidence of labor-market improvement.
... * ECB to publish accounts of monetary policy meetings from January. * Accounts will be released four weeks after each meeting.
Switzerland's National Bank (SNB) is to impose an interest rate of minus 0.25% on large amounts of money deposited in the country.
Today, Amazon.com introduced Prime Now, a service in Manhattan promising delivery in as soon as one hour. According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon said it will expand the service to other cities next year.