By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. current account trade deficit grew this winter to its widest imbalance in three years. A big increase in imports of oil, cars and machinery and a drop in U.S.
By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - A report that major central banks would be ready to pump money into the financial system after the Greek elections this weekend gave the stock market a late push higher.
The Reuters report said major central ban
By NICHOLAS PAPHITISAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greek stocks rocketed higher on Thursday, reflecting investor hopes that the national elections in three days will yield a government that can avoid a messy confrontation with Athens' bailout creditors and keep the co
BERLIN (AP) - Lawmakers in Germany's governing party say an agreement has been reached with the opposition to hold a parliamentary vote on a crucial package of European legislation before the end of the month.
Conservative lawmaker Gerda Hasselfeldt said Thurs
By COLLEEN BARRYAP Business Writer
MILAN (AP) - European stock markets mostly sank Thursday amid signs that debt market turmoil roiling Spain is threatening Italy, which is considered too big to bail out.
By COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCES D'EMILIOAssociated Press Writers
ROME (AP) - The Italian and French leaders on Thursday found common ground on how to confront Europe's worsening debt crisis, emphasizing that budget discipline should not come at the expense of economic growth