The French industrial giant Alstom has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $772 million penalty to the United States in a bribery investigation by the Justice Department.
MOSCOW: The Russian rouble firmed to a 10-day high against the dollar on Monday as exporters sold foreign currency revenues, partly to meet tax obligations and partly in response to a call from President Vladimir Putin.
FILE - In this June 18, 2014 file photo, specialist Peter Giacchi calls out prices during the IPO of Foresight Energy on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - It hasn't been this cheap to fill up your tank for five-and-a-half years. The national average price of gas has declined for 88 days in a row - the longest streak on record, according to AAA's Fuel Gauge Report.
The recent drop in oil prices should persist, helping to boost global economic activity by up to 0.7 percentage points next year, two senior IMF economists wrote in a blog on Monday.