Workers process laptop accessories at a factory in Dazu, Chongqing Municipality. China's factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April, signalling economic weakness into the second quarter.
German manufacturing and services strengthened more than economists forecast this month, adding to signs that the euro area's largest economy is underpinning the region's recovery.
IRS employees who had been disciplined for tax and conduct issues were nonetheless rewarded with monetary awards or time off, according to a watchdog report released Tuesday.
The stock market is on it longest winning streak since September, notching its sixth gain in a row yesterday. Corporate deals and some respectable earnings reports gave stocks a lift.
McDonald's said Tuesday that its profit slipped in the first quarter as global sales remained weak for the world's biggest hamburger chain.