SINGAPORE�Oil prices extended losses in Asia on Friday to trade at their lowest levels in more than four years, after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countriesleft its output target unchanged.
Japan's inflation slowed for a third month and retail sales fell more than forecast, showing the economy continues to struggle from a sales-tax increase as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads into an election next month.
Black Friday has long been the most important day of the year for the US retail sector. But in a new twist, it is also becoming the most important day for some US workers.
BRASILIA - Deforestation in the official Amazon region, made up of the nine Brazilian states in the Amazon River basin, was reduced by 18 percent over a 12-month period, officials said.
Less than a month after assuming the helm at the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled his much awaited investment plan for Europe.