London-based Lloyds Banking Group passed a milestone Friday in its recovery from the financial crisis, reporting an annual profit and announcing plans to pay a dividend for the first time since it was rescued by British taxpayers.
Germany's Parliament has given its overwhelming approval to the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout, despite unease over the new government in Athens.
European equities were lower in morning trade on Friday, but looked to close out the trading month with gains of over 6 percent amid corporate earnings releases and fresh economic data.
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Some blamed crude-oil's decline Thursday on the record-high supplies in the U.S. But there's a little more to it than that.
Barnes & Noble plans to keep their Nook tablets in retail stores and separate their college books unit into a publicly traded company Barnes & Noble Education.