TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe easily weathered a no-confidence motion Tuesday submitted by opposition parties, as his allies agreed on postponing a sales tax hike to avoid further shocks to the stuttering economic recovery.
LONDON (AP) — Consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone fell again in May but look set to rise in the months ahead due to the recent pick-up in oil prices — an outlook that means the European Central Bank will likely refrain from announcing more stimulus measures this week.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen saw its net profit fall 19 percent in the first three months of the year as it grappled with a costly scandal over cars it had equipped to cheat on diesel emissions tests.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economy is finally showing signs of increasing strength, after years of sluggishness and false starts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to the year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is launching an effort to contain the so-called "grey economy" of undeclared and untaxed work.
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. regulators are investigating whether Chinese steelmakers used stolen American trade secrets in a case that adds to tensions over accusations Beijing is flooding global markets with low-cost steel.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Smokers in New Zealand will pay $20 for a pack of cigarettes under the government's budget plan released Thursday. Polluting industries will also get hit with higher taxes.