U.S. stocks open the week higher, Europe gains

NEW YORK • Stocks are opening higher in the U.S. after central bankers in Europe and Japan said support for their economies would continue.
The Dow Jones […]

Hamas executes 18 alleged informants in new crackdown

GAZA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES—Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot after midday […]

Crossing Link to Singapore May Cost You $20 More Thanks to Spat - Bloomberg

Singapore and Malaysia are engaged in a tit-for-tat over fees they charge vehicles crossing a vital link between the two nations. People like Paul Lim […]

Obama: Offshore ‘tax inversions’ are unpatriotic

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic.
Obama is denouncing “tax […]

Growth Seen Exceeding 3% as U.S. Expansion Enters Sixth Year - Bloomberg

The fifth anniversary of the U.S. economic expansion will usher in a rare boon: growth exceeding 3 percent over a nine-month period, a Bloomberg survey […]

Japan

Japan posted a fourth straight current-account surplus, as income from overseas investments masks the failure of the yen

WorldPride: Human Rights Conference reminds pride revellers the struggle continues

As the world descends on Toronto for WorldPride, a 10-day festival of joy and celebration, one event stands out as a powerful reminder that the […]

From old strip malls come new developments in Fairview Heights

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS • This city, which rode the wave of the retail and commercial development boom in the 1970s and 1980s, is getting a bit […]

Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Climb to 2009 High: Economy - Bloomberg

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes climbed in April to the highest level in more than three years even as the market remained constrained by […]

US consumer borrowing up $18.2B in February

Americans borrowed more in February to buy cars and attend school, but were more careful with their credit cards.
The Federal Reserve said Friday that consumer […]