WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14-year low last week, a positive signal for the labor market that could counter doubts over whether the economy is shifting into a higher gear.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures tumbled on Thursday, after the S&P 500 closed at its lowest in six months, amid concerns about weak global demand and its potential impact on the U.S. economy and businesses.
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker AbbVie has pulled the plug on its plan to buy Dublin-based Shire , recommending shareholders vote against the proposed $55 billion takeover following new U.S. tax rules.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Commerzbank AG's settlement with U.S. authorities over alleged sanctions violations has been postponed, possibly until the end of the year, as prosecutors seek to coordinate the resolution of a separate probe stemming from transactions at the German bank connected to the massive Olympus Corp accounting fraud, according to people familiar with the matter.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Foreclosure activity across the United States declined last month to the lowest level since July 2006, as banks reclaimed fewer homes, according to a report released on Thursday.