DUBLIN - Ireland's finance chief says the country's exit from its international bailout this week should be celebrated as a eurozone triumph, but won't mean an end to austerity for the debt-battered Irish.
... Print. * MSCI World Index on track for worst 2 weeks since June. * Dollar hits 5-year high versus yen. * Oil, gold steady.
... Stocks. * U.S. House passes bill for $633 bln in defense spending. * Nov producer price index data on tap. * Futures up: Dow 7 pts, S&P 6.4 pts, Nasdaq 14 pts.
Christopher Nassetta, chief of Hilton, joined traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Brendan McDermid/Reuters Christopher Nassetta, chief of Hilton, joined traders at the New York Stock Exchange.
NEW YORK - Former Bernard Madoff finance chief Frank DiPascali Thursday denied he implicated five co-workers in his boss' massive Ponzi scheme in a bid to win a lighter prison sentence.