LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude steadied around $60 a barrel on Tuesday, under pressure from a supply glut but supported by forecasts of stronger economic data from the United States, the world's biggest oil consumer.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian rouble hit its highest levels in two weeks on Tuesday, shored up by informal capital control measures designed to head off a repeat of the galloping inflation and mass protests that marked Russia's 1998 financial crisis.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Express Scripts , the largest manager of prescription drug plans for U.S. employers, is taking an increasingly aggressive stance in price negotiations with pharmaceutical companies after winning discounts on medications with a strategy introduced last year.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Michael Pirl is about to raise prices at his hotel in rural east Germany to cover a spike in labor costs as a national minimum wage takes effect, and he hopes new events like dinner shows will keep the customers coming.
PARIS (Reuters) - French defense electronics group Thales appointed former EDF chief Henri Proglio as chairman on Tuesday and its second-in-command as CEO with shareholders the French state and Dassault Aviation setting aside differences over influence on the board.