Tag: Financial crisis

Fed expects economic gains to prompt gradual rate hikes

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve says it expects that the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy will warrant gradual increases in interest rates this...
China prosecuting tycoon who considered Kushner investment

BEIJING — The founder of one of China's biggest insurers, who had discussed possibly investing in a Manhattan skyscraper owned by the family of...
Italian campaign promises gloss over grim economic realities

MILAN — Claudio Falciola joined millions of Italians who faced economic uncertainty when he lost his job as a technician in 2012 amid a...
Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

MOSCOW — Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago,...
Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection is narrow

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report...
Eurozone economy cools amid stock market turmoil

LONDON — There are signs that the turmoil in financial markets at the start of February had a negative impact — albeit a short-term...
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AMMAN, Jordan — The chairman of a U.S. Senate panel dealing with foreign aid says a recently signed agreement granting Jordan $1.275 billion a...
Underpaid Venezuelans skipping out on work to make ends meet

CARACAS, Venezuela — On many days, Ramon Medina has no choice but to skip work to make ends meet. ...
Job center for Syrians opens in Jordan refugee camp

AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan — A job center opened Sunday in Jordan's second largest camp for Syrian refugees, the latest sign of an EU-backed...
Longest-serving Dutch premier, Ruud Lubbers, dies at 78

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Ruud Lubbers, who as the Netherlands' longest serving prime minister led his country through economic turmoil to prosperity and helped...

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