Before the death of Kim Jong-il, the US was close to working out a deal to give food aid to North Korea in exchange for steps toward denuclearization. Now those talks are on hold.
12/21/2011 03:59 pm
A countdown of the market's ten defining moments of the year, from the eurozone crisis to the collapse of Bank of America.
12/15/2011 11:05 am
China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) a decade ago primed it for high-speed growth. Other countries have seen benefits as well – but say China has also become adept at getting around the rules.
12/14/2011 03:48 pm
European stocks as well as the euro dropped as optimism from last week's euro crisis summit yielded to tough questions about the EU's ability to avert fresh crises.
12/14/2011 09:19 am
A lone gunman, who sprayed bullets at Christmas shoppers in Belgium Tuesday, also apparently killed his cleaning woman, said police.
12/14/2011 09:09 am
The Dow gained 186 points to close at 12184 Friday after a deal to forge stronger ties between most of Europe's economies sent stocks sharply higher
12/09/2011 05:40 pm
Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy have proposed a pact to form a European 'fiscal union' with strict financial rules in parallel with the EU. But Britain has balked, leaving it the odd man out.
12/09/2011 01:52 pm
Euro deal would centralize oversight over European Union nations' budgets. The euro deal boosted the Dow 173 points in midday trading, but Britain is a holdout and euro agreements in the past have ultimately disappointed investors.
12/09/2011 12:31 pm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has opposed many of the moves to stabilize the eurozone that her European colleagues favor. Is she the steady hand Europe needs now, or does she lack political courage?
12/09/2011 09:08 am
US stocks were down near session lows in midday trading. The European Central Bank's announcement that it had no large-scale bond-buying plan undercut enthusiasm for US stocks.
12/08/2011 01:44 pm