David McHugh and Pan Pylas, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 9:14am
Faced with weak growth and inflation across the 19-country eurozone, the European Central Bank is expected to extend its stimulus program for at least another six months when it concludes its policy meeting Thursday.
Marley Jay, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 8:54am
U.S. stocks are mostly higher Wednesday, keeping major indexes at record highs. Bond yields are falling, and investors who seek income are buying stocks that pay large dividends, like real estate investment trusts, utilities and phone companies. Pfizer and other large drugmakers are taking steep losses.
Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 8:31am
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said he would resign Wednesday evening now that Parliament has approved the 2017 national budget, a step required by the nation's president before he would let the leader step down.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 8:31am
Lawmakers are boosting anti-terror and disaster aid accounts and are greasing the way for retired Gen. James Mattis to be President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of defense as they race toward adjourning the battle-scarred Congress.
Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 8:00am
A Dublin judge on Wednesday ordered Irish authorities to unfreeze 100 million euros ($107 million) in cash belonging to an exiled Russian oligarch, ruling that police had provided no evidence that the funds were illegally gained as Russia contends.