BEIJING - Three of China's biggest securities firms are under investigation in a fresh aftershock from this summer's market plunge.
U.S. stocks slipped Friday as energy and consumer-focused company shares weighed on major indexes, following a selloff in Asian markets earlier in the day.
Videos posted on social media late Thursday and early Friday showed shoppers brawling in malls as they jostled to get the best deals at the start of the holiday shopping season.
FRANKFURT The European Union's top watchdog has urged the European Central Bank to stop meeting market players such as hedge funds shortly before setting policy, adding to pressure for it to tighten its rules of engagement.
When is slower economic growth not such a bad thing? When it's caused by lower growth in the population. If that puzzles you, you're a victim of the economists' practice of focusing on growth in gross domestic product rather than GDP per person.