| Nov 1, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Sharp Corp., once a titan among Japanese electronics manufacturers, now isn’t sure it’ll be able to crawl out of a financial pit made deeper by ruthless competition and relentless losses.
Reporting yet another round of dismal earnings, the...
| May 30, 2012
| 8:28 AM
The European Union’s executive body is calling for a “banking union” to centralize efforts to deal with the region’s economic turmoil – especially in Spain, which is racked by high unemployment and severe debt.
| Jun 6, 2012
| 12:01 PM
The European Central Bank is keeping its benchmark interest rate steady at 1%, handing off the responsibility of righting the struggling Eurozone to its disparate governments.
Mario Draghi, the bank’s president, said Wednesday that although the...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country is a lot of things, including “the economic engine and … the anchor of stability in Europe.” But what Germany is not, she said, is Superman, sweeping in with euro zone deposit guarantees and...
| May 2, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Unemployment in the 17 countries that make up the euro zone was at a record high of 10.9% in March, according to a new report that likely has incumbents in Sunday’s elections breaking into a cold sweat.
The jobless rate is up from 10.8% in February...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:18 AM
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, pledged Thursday that the institution “is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro,” sending financial markets soaring around the world.
The Dow jumped more than 250 points in...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 9:15 AM
They shop, they drink, they dine, they kvetch. They turn otherwise ordinary rooms into polished interiors, and then ... they go shopping again. They are the stars of “Million Dollar Decorators,” the Bravo reality series that started its second...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The dollar is back to playing the strongman of world currencies -- a bad sign for markets if it continues. The buck soared Monday against other major and minor currencies as Japan intervened to halt the yen’s surge and as......
| Nov 9, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The Dow Jones industrial average closed sharply lower Wednesday, after plunging more than 400 points as fears grew that Europe's debt crisis was wreaking havoc on the continent....
| Nov 11, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The buck stops here? Family Dollar will open four stores in California next week -- their first foray ever into the Golden State....
| Sep 7, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Gold closed at a record high Tuesday, surpassing its previous peak reached in June, as fears of new financial-system trouble in Europe triggered another flight to what investors perceive to be safe. October gold futures in New York rose $8.10......