WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a strengthening labor market.
WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending barely rebounded in January as households appeared to continue holding back on discretionary spending, suggesting economic growth was slow at the beginning of the first quarter.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greece's radical new prime minister Alexis Tsipras was in Brussels on Thursday to lay out his case for more financial help to fellow EU leaders following finance ministers' failure to narrow differences overnight.
(Reuters) - Online travel agency Expedia Inc said it would buy rival Orbitz Worldwide for about $1.38 billion in cash, as it looks to increase its customer base in a highly competitive travel industry.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - A labor rights group said Apple Inc is unable to effectively monitor standards along some of its supply chain, allowing companies such as Taiwanese assembler Pegatron Corp to keep base wages below local living expenses.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said it was open to discussion with the country's tax authority over allegations that banking giant HSBC's Swiss subsidiary helped people avoid paying tax.
ST. LOUIS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Clashes over strategy within JPMorgan Chase & Co's compliance operations have led to the departure of a series of managers in the past year, according to three of those who have left.