Stocks erased early gains and turned sharply lower Thursday as the Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 200 points and was heading for its fourth straight day of losses.
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The federal budget deficit narrowed in February, the Treasury Department reported Thursday, shrinking 5% from a year earlier as receipts jumped and spending only modestly rose.
... �. * Shell could sell more U.S. shale projects. * No need to reinvent the company, says new CEO. * Asset disposal plans remain unchanged.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales rebounded in February and new filings for jobless benefits hit a fresh three-month low last week, suggesting the economy was regaining strength after an abrupt slowdown caused by severe weather.
Dmitry Firtash, the Russia-linked Ukrainian oligarch, was arrested in Austria at the request of the US, a move seen in Kiev as an attempt by Washington to put pressure on Vladimir Putin over Moscow's intervention in Crimea.