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  • Clinton talks to be hosted by foreign bank often investigated by US

    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton, the presumed frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, will give a pair of speeches Wednesday in Canada hosted by a major bank that has been the subject of several investigations into wrongdoing over the past...
  • Quinn's action will cause financial crisis

    Former Gov. Pat Quinn’s last-minute executive order that raises the minimum wage of all employees of companies that contract with the state will have a devastating impact on nonprofit community agencies serving people with disabilities. While we...
  • Asian stock markets rise after Wall Street bounces back, oil stabilizes

    Asian stocks extended gains Friday after other global markets bounced back from a rocky start to the year and oil prices stabilized after dramatic plunges. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average rose 0.5 percent to 17,255.33 and South Korea's...
  • US stock indexes slip in early trading as investors weigh job gains; Retailers lose ground

    U.S. stock market indexes slipped in early trading as traders weigh a strong U.S. jobs report. The government reported early Friday another strong round of hiring in December, while the unemployment rate fell to a six-year low. Retailers were mostly...
  • Oil swings higher, lifting energy companies and stock market at end of turbulent week

    A surge in oil and gas companies pulled the stock market out of a five-day slump on Friday, as the price of crude swung higher. Oil prices jumped after the International Energy Agency predicted drillers would cut production this year. Exxon Mobil,...
  • Paolo Virzi steps out of comedic comfort zone in 'Human Capital'

    Paolo Virzi steps out of comedic comfort zone in 'Human Capital'
    Italian filmmaker Paolo Virzì has long been considered one of the heirs of the Commedia all'italiana style of film comedy made famous by such directors as Dino Risi, Mario Monicelli and Ettore Scola. But Virzì noted that his films are much more than...
  • Oil swings higher, lifting energy companies and stock market

    Energy companies are fueling a rally that snapped a five-day losing streak for the stock market. The surge in energy shares Friday followed a sharp rise in oil prices. The International Energy Agency predicted drillers would reduce production this year...
  • US stocks climb in early trading

    The U.S. stock market is rising at the open as energy shares climb along with oil prices. Those gains are tempered by turbulence in global currency markets after the Swiss National Bank's surprising move to stop keeping its currency artificially cheap....
  • IMF's Lagarde: Excessive borrowing and high unemployment threaten global growth

    Two problems stemming from the 2008 financial crisis — heavy government borrowing and high unemployment — still pose challenges to the global economy and require bold action, the head of the International Monetary Fund said. Christine...
  • Asian markets sharply lower as Switzerland's surprise currency move stuns markets

    Asian stocks were sharply lower Friday after a surprise move by the Swiss National Bank to abandon its efforts to keep its currency artificially cheap shocked the market. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 2.8 percent to 16,628.06 while South...
  • US stocks finish lower after BofA and Citigroup report weaker 4Q results

    The stock market is ending lower following weaker earnings from banks. Bank of America fell 5 percent after it reported an 11 percent slide in fourth-quarter net income, hurt by a slowdown in trading revenue. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 106...