Capping off three years of strong job growth, California employers added another 90,100 positions in November - one of the largest monthly hiring spurts in two decades.
Federal Reserve officials sparred Friday over whether the central bank is likely to move too soon or wait too long to raise interest rates.
Markets were in risk-off mode early in the week, with attention firmly centered on Russia. A sharp decline in the rouble galvanized the central bank into raising its policy rate to 17%.
WASHINGTON - Six years after President George W. Bush began the auto bailout, the Obama administration on Friday declared a profitable end to the sweeping federal interventions in Wall Street and Detroit, saying a final sale of stock from General Motors' ...
The price of a barrel has fallen by about half since June, punishing the economies of some major exporters. Russia's currency has nose-dived, for instance, and investors worry Venezuela could default on its debt.