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U.S. consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost, offering the latest sign of underlying momentum in the economy.
National Book Award winners Sherman Alexie and Jacqueline Woodson will be among the featured speakers at BookCon 2015.
Ferragamo creative director Massimiliano Giornetti knew sneakers had truly arrived as a fashion statement when, at a formal dinner in Rome, he spotted a former Italian senator of a certain age wearing them with a pinstripe suit.
The head of Hungary's tax authority has sued a senior American diplomat in Budapest for libel after he said in a published interview that the U.S. had knowledge of corruption at the tax office.
Organizers of the SantaCon bar crawl have retained a civil rights lawyer amid growing opposition to the annual event from New York City neighborhoods.
If you thought lower gas prices were going to fuel holiday spending, think again.
Swiss researchers have suspended the testing of one of the leading Ebola vaccine candidates after some volunteers reported unexpected side effects.
U.S. stock index futures were up slightly on Thursday, after a three-day drop by the S&P 500 as oil prices advanced and ahead of a flurry of economic data.
Greece's former finance minister, George Papaconstantinou, has been indicted before a special court on criminal charges over his handling of data on Greeks holding Swiss bank accounts.
GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Thursday that it has submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency to widen the uses for which its pulmonary arterial hypertension treatment Ambrisentan can be marketed.
U.S. retail sales perked up in November with the start of the holiday shopping season, led by online buying and purchases of autos, clothing and electronics.
Starboard Value LP has built a roughly 6% stake in Staples Inc. and boosted its position in Office Depot Inc. to about 10%, moves that could raise pressure for a combination of the office-supply retailers.
Lululemon Athletica Inc. on Thursday gave a disappointing outlook for its holiday quarter, citing delays at West Coast ports, a weak Canadian dollar and delayed store openings.
The European Commission's top competition regulator has unveiled a settlement with five envelope-makers, fining them a total of 19.4 million euros ($24 million) for forming a cartel.
A Harvard Business School instructor who blasted a Boston-area Chinese restaurant for overcharging him by $4 on a takeout order apologized Wednesday for a lengthy and widely publicized email exchange with restaurant management.
As Ohio lawmakers rush to pass a bill supporters say is needed to restart executions in the state, a prosecutor says the chances of the next scheduled execution happening are "nil." The legislation up for a final Senate vote Thursday shields the names of companies that provide lethal injection drugs to Ohio, a provision that supporters say is necessary to obtain supplies of the drugs.
Giving people with fresh traumatic brain injuries the hormone progesterone does no good, two major studies have found.
The best view of the Las Vegas Strip might very well be from a toilet.
Several thousand people marched through Nicaragua's capital Wednesday to protest a planned $50 billion inter-oceanic canal project that has residents of some villages fearing they will be displaced.
Iggy Azalea is among the stars joining ABC's bicoastal New Year's Eve special.