On December 17th, 2015, the FOMC raised interest rates for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis. To be sure, it had little choice. The Fed had been signalling an interest rate rise persistently for months, and had already disappointed markets twice by delaying rate rises in September and October. […]
Caitlyn Jenner has yet to have gender reassignment surgery, but transitions like hers are helping change employer policies toward coverage of the once controversial sex change procedure. There’s now a 1 in 10 chance an employer may cover gender reassignment surgery in 2016 as the nation’s workforce evolves and attitudes toward […]
Average house prices grew strongly in December according to the latest survey from building society Nationwide.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S.-led forces have killed 10 Islamic State leaders in air strikes, including individuals linked to the Paris attacks, a U.S. spokesman said, dealing a double blow to the militant group after Iraqi forces ousted it from the city of Ramadi.
BANGUI (Reuters) – Peacekeepers patrolled the streets of Central African Republic as voting began on Wednesday in a presidential election aimed at restoring democratic rule after years of inter-religious violence in which thousands have died.
DUBAI (Reuters) – A Bahraini F-16 jet taking part in a mostly Gulf Arab military campaign in Yemen crashed in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, according to a coalition statement on the Saudi state news agency.
Japanese shares end the year on high note, with the benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbing more than 9% in 2015.
SEOUL (Reuters) – A senior North Korean ruling party official and a top aide to leader Kim Jong Un has died in a car accident, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, the latest dramatic demise in the close circle of deputies to the country’s leader.
NAIROBI (Reuters) – Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza threatened on Wednesday to fight any African Union peacekeepers imposed on his country, in his most confrontational comments yet on a mounting political crisis.