WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy and job market continue to strengthen, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, leaving the door open for a possible interest rate hike when central bank policymakers next meet in September. | Video
TOKYO - Japan's factory output rose modestly in June after posting a big drop in the prior month, highlighting worries of a possible contraction in the second quarter as exports slump and manufacturers are saddled with large inventories.
ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, struggling to contain a revolt in his left-wing Syriza party, said on Wednesday that his government would not implement reform measures beyond those agreed with lenders at a euro zone summit this month.
ATHENS/BRUSSELS - Conflicting statements and denials flew between Athens and Brussels on Tuesday in a war of nerves highlighting the depth of mutual mistrust over a new round of negotiations on an 86 billion euro bailout that started this week. | Video
NEW YORK - U.S. consumer confidence suffered its biggest blow in four years in July on a less upbeat jobs outlook, while home appreciation in major cities stalled in May, suggesting a spring pause in housing demand.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to point to a growing U.S. economy and stronger job market as it sets the stage for a possible interest rate hike in September.
LONDON - Banks must make painful adjustments to how they operate in a post-crisis world and not rely on policymakers turning back the overall "regulatory dial", Bank of England Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe said on Tuesday.
BEIJING - China's central bank said on Tuesday that it will use various monetary tools to maintain appropriate levels of liquidity in the second half of this year .
BRUSSELS/ATHENS - International creditors want Greece to enact a third wave of politically sensitive reforms before they will release any money to keep the near bankrupt country afloat under a third bailout they began negotiating on Monday. | Video
TULSA, Oklahoma - The rebound in U.S. jobs, limited in the early part of the recovery to a handful of booming industries such as oil, has broadened across the country as old-line industrial areas such as Michigan and sun belt hubs like Florida pick up the slack.
NEW DELHI - General Motors Co said on Wednesday it will invest $1 billion over the next few years to turn India into a global export hub, even as it cuts production capacity in the country due to sluggish demand.