NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets surged more than 1 percent and the yen fell to a nearly seven-year low against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by ramping up its massive economic stimulus program.
Starbucks is everywhere. There are more than 10,000 cafes in the U.S., and Boston included is home to dozens of outposts of the Seattle chain.
The drop in fuel prices couldn't have come at a better time for the U.S. economy. Consumer spending unexpectedly dropped 0.2 percent in September, weaker than any economist projected in a Bloomberg survey, after rising 0.5 percent in August, according ...
A woman and child shop at a Walmart to Go convenience store in Bentonville, Arkansas. With U.S. gasoline prices at their lowest levels in years, American consumers will likely spend extra dollars at discount retail chains, analysts say.
Two benchmark stock indexes closed at record highs Friday, on the last trading day of a month that was a roller coaster ride for investors.