By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Put down that turkey leg. It's time to shop. No, really.
Stores typically open in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday, named for the period when stores traditionally turn a profit for the
BERLIN (AP) - Europe's planned single banking supervisor should focus only on the biggest institutions that pose the greatest risk to the financial system, a German government official insisted Thursday.
The new supervisory body, which will be anchored with the European Central Bank, cannot "
By RAF CASERTAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union took a major step to protect sharks on Thursday, banning the brutal practice of hacking off their fins before throwing the fish back into the sea to die.
The European Parliament voted by an overwhelming 566-47 margin to force all
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Forbes magazine says Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian tycoon who built his empire on commodities like flour, sugar and cement, is Africa's richest man.
Dangote topped the Forbes' list published this week for the second year running. According to Forbes, he has a net worth of
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - The BBC chose a former head of its news division Thursday to lead the broadcaster through a "long, hard look" at itself as it struggles to recover from a scandal stemming from its coverage of child sex abuse.
Tony Hall, currently chief executive of
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's Oil Ministry says crude exports have averaged 2.622 million barrels a day in October, a nearly 1.1 percent increase from the previous month.
Ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said Thursday that last month's revenues stood at $8.578 billion, based on an average price of $
BERLIN (AP) - Two international unions say they've filed a complaint with the German government alleging that Deutsche Post's DHL division has attempted to stifle organized labor movements.
UNI Global Union, representing 2.5 million postal and logistics workers worldwide, and the
MADRID (AP) - Spain easily raised nearly €3.9 billion ($4.9 billion) as the government mulls whether to tap a financial facility that has been partly designed to ease the financial pressure on the country.
The Treasury sold €1.71 billion in 3-year bonds on Thursday at an average interest rate of 3.
By RAPHAEL SATTERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - It's judgment day for Britain's press.
After nearly 18 months of damaging revelations about widespread media misconduct, the senior judge tapped to investigate the ethics and practices of some of the English-speaking world's most
MILAN (AP) - Fiat Industrial says advisers for the U.S. farm equipment maker CNH Global N.V. have recommended that the board accept the latest offer for a full merger between the two companies.
Fiat Industrial Chairman Sergio Marchionne said in a statement Thursday that the advisers would work to