U.S. stocks climbed in early trading Friday, sending the Russell 2000 Index to an all-time high, as benchmark indexes headed toward a second straight weekly gain.
The Ibovespa (IBOV) sank for the first time in four sessions as Petroleo Brasileiro SA fell on concern the state-run company's finances are deteriorating amid a corruption probe.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Slumping oil prices have put Russia's economy on course for a sharp recession next year, its finance minister said on Friday, as authorities scaled up their bailout for the first bank to succumb to the recent rouble crisis.
FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2014 file photo, Target shoppers Kelly Foley, left, Debbie Winslow, center, and Ann Rich use a smartphone to look at a competitor's prices while shopping shortly after midnight on Black Friday in South Portland, Maine.
Missouri is the first state in five years to have its statewide gas price average drop below $2 per gallon, according to AAA. The average price in the Show Me State stood on Friday at $1.98 per gallon, $1.02 per gallon less than the statewide average one year ...