February 9, 2012 RSS feed / World

Jobless aid applications drop

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid neared a four- year low last week, an encouraging sign that strong hiring could continue in the coming months. More...

German man wins Empire race again

NEW YORK (AP) — A German runner has won an annual race up 86 flights of stairs at the Empire State Building for a record seventh straight time. More...

Fidelity says 401(k) balances unchanged

BOSTON (AP) — Workers stashed money away in their 401(k) retirement plans at a faster clip last year but didn’t get an immediate reward for their savings strategy. More...

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood wants government sacked

CAIRO ( AP) — Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is calling on the country’s ruling generals to sack the current military-appointed government, saying it has failed to manage the deteriorating security and economic situation in the country. More...

Ford losing two top officials to retirement

DETROIT (AP) — Ford says two top executives who helped lead its comeback are retiring. Chief Financial Officer Lewis Booth and global product development chief Derrick Kuzak both will retire April 1. More...

Greece reaches austerity deal

ATHENS, Greece ( AP) — Greece has reached a tentative agreement on new austerity cuts demanded by creditors to release a (euro) 130 billion ($ 173 billion) bailout, hours before a crucial meeting of finance ministers in Brussels, Prime Minister More...

States and banks reach mortgage settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say a deal has been reached between states and the nation’s biggest mortgage lenders over foreclosure abuses. More...