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Consumer sentiment rose to a preliminary April reading of 82.6 -- the highest reading since July -- from a final March level of 80, according to a Friday report on a gauge from the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters.
Consumer sentiment rose to the highest level since last summer, a sign better weather could be encouraging shoppers.
European markets fell sharply Friday, driving toward weekly losses, as investors fled global stocks on valuation concerns and slowdown worries about China.
Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of Seven major industrial nations met briefly and informally Thursday on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings to discuss the international response to the Ukraine crisis, officials said in a statement.
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Ally Financial, one of the nation’s largest auto lenders, fell slightly in its public debut after wrapping up the largest U.S. initial public offering so far this year.
Amazon.com on Thursday said it has agreed to buy comiXology, a digital comics company.
Asia overtook North America last year as the main destination for Venezuelan exports of crude oil and processed fuels, according to preliminary data submitted to parliament by state oil company PDVSA.
Gap disclosed a weaker-than-expected 6% drop in March same-store sales as Old Navy and the apparel maker’s namesake brand stumbled at the end of the first quarter.
Facebook said U.S. regulators have cleared its $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp, even as the Federal Trade Commission warned the two Internet companies on Thursday that they must not backtrack on commitments to user privacy.
Zynga Inc. on Thursday named David Lee as the social gaming company's new chief financial officer and chief accounting officer effective April 14. Lee is replacing Mark Vranesh who is leaving the company, Zynga said in a statement.
Zynga has appointed former Best Buy executive David Lee its chief financial officer as Zynga continues reshuffling its ranks to try to return the "Farmville" creator to growth.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned his Russian counterpart, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, of "additional significant sanctions" if the country continues to escalate the situation in Ukraine, a spokesperson said Thursday.
U.S. stocks sold off on Thursday, led by steep drops in biotech and Internet stocks.
Global crude oil drifted modestly lower on Thursday, pressured by weaker economic data from China as well as the prospect of a rebound in oil exports from Libya.
Facebook Inc said U.S. regulators have cleared its $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp, even as the Federal Trade Commission warned the two Internet companies on Thursday that they must not backtrack on commitments to user privacy.
The CBOE Volatility Index surged Thursday as stocks sold off across the board and the Nasdaq Composite Index was looking at its worst day since late 2011.
Activist investor Carl Icahn said in an interview on Thursday that eBay Inc stock is undervalued and that he might buy more shares.
StubHub rolled out an all-in pricing model starting with Major League Baseball last year, getting rid of the extra fees when you check out, and has now extended it to everything on its site.
Unfunded pension liabilities pose a greater credit risk for investors in municipal bonds than investors who buy corporate debt, according to a just-released report from Moody’s Investors Service.