| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:25 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 7.8 percent in September and reached its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, providing a boost to his re-election bid.
The Labor Department said on Friday that...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 7:35 AM
The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday as it grapples with the worst crisis since its founding -- devastating debt and the threat of disintegration.
The prestigious award was a salute to the struggling 27-nation union for its work in...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 12:16 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- It was a simple campaign mantra and the yardstick by which Gov. Rick Scott will be judged when he goes back before voters: 700,000 jobs in seven years.
At the midpoint of his first term, the Republican political neophyte hasn't shied...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 1:01 PM
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan ribbed the Minnesota Vikings and addressed the country’s growing debt crisis during a fundraiser in Indianapolis Monday.
Ryan appeared in front of 130 people at the J.W. Marriott. Those who...
| 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...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 2:27 PM
Global arms transfer agreements between governments – both developing and developed – nearly doubled last year to $85.3 billion, reaching their highest level since 2004.
The U.S. dominated as a supplier, making $66.3 billion from transactions...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 4:20 AM
Welcome to our first live show of the season. Cat is shiny in gold. I won't lie -- I look forward to seeing what she's wearing each week.
Since we're only getting one show a week this season, I was worried we wouldn't get the group numbers we used to...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 10:57 AM
The effects of the euro zone debt crisis has reached into some of the holiest of halls, pushing the Vatican into one of its worst budget deficits in years.
The Holy See on Thursday reported a shortfall of 14.9 million euros, or $18.4 million.
| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Today, I debate the 2012 presidential race with Jeff Berkowitz, a former business litigation lawyer and economics professor who hosts "Public Affairs," a cable interview show that focuses on Illinois politics. From Jeff, to Eric: In your Sunday column,...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:42 PM
The head of the Bank of France has asked President François Hollande to enact tougher labor regulations to deal with France's “serious” economic weakness....
| Jul 7, 2012
| 4:41 PM
In the latest of a series of face-saving compromises in troubled Europe, the German and French heads of state have reportedly agreed to share the chairmanship of the Eurozone finance ministers group....