Turkey’s Halkbank fails to halt U.S. prosecution for aiding Iran

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday rejected a…

Dollar up vs yen as mild ‘risk on’ sentiment supports

By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar rose to a near two-week high…

Record online sales give U.S. holiday shopping season a boost: report

(Reuters) – U.S. shoppers spent more online during this year’s holiday shopping season, a report by…

Rain keeps UK Boxing Day shoppers at home

LONDON (Reuters) – UK shoppers sheltered at home on Thursday, with the numbers hitting post-Christmas sales…

U.S. Fed buys $825 million of mortgage bonds, sells none

NEW YORK, Dec 26 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve bought $825 million of agency mortgage-backed securities…

Tiffany sees rise in holiday sales on higher China spending

(Reuters) – Tiffany & Co <TIF.N>, which is being bought by Louis Vuitton owner LVMH <LVMH.PA>,…

U.S. jobless claims fall, point to sustained labor market strength

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week in…

Emerging market stocks were laggards in the past decade

By Patturaja Murugaboopathy (Reuters) – Despite a strong start to this decade in 2010, emerging market…

Holiday season package returns to hit a record high, says UPS

(Reuters) – United Parcel Service Inc <UPS.N> expects returned packages to hit a record high following…

Lebanon central bank head: ‘nobody knows’ how much pound could slump on black market

By Ellen Francis (Reuters) – Lebanon’s central bank governor said on Thursday “nobody knows” how much…