Why my Visa statement will show a charge for one pony
I had a reminder today, how easy it can be to take leave of your senses and want to use your credit card for something you can't afford.My eight-year-old daughter, Lorelei, lost her pet rat today.
Report: ECB Considering Setting Target Bands for Bond Yields
The European Central Bank is reportedly mulling the idea of setting yield band targets to allow it to keep its strategy shielded and avoid speculators trying to cash in.
BP: Suspending Production at Thunder Horse Ahead of Storm
BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) said Friday it has begun evacuating all workers from its Thunder Horse platform in the eastern U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and will suspend oil and gas production there in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac.
GM's Opel to Reduce Working Hours Also at Eisenach Plant
General Motors Co. (GM) unit Adam Opel AG said Friday it will reduce working hours also at its Eisenach plant, a day after it said it will do so at its largest sites in Ruesselsheim and Kaiserslautern, to stem losses in a slumping European market.
Merkel Stands Firm on Greece Bailout
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reassured Greece's prime minister on Friday that she wants his country to stay in the eurozone, but offered no sign of giving in to Greece's requests for more time to meet the bailout terms.
US July Building Permits Revised to +6.7% From +6.8%
U.S. building permits for July were revised to up 6.7% from June to a seasonally adjusted rate of 811,000, the Commerce Department reported Friday.
Cigarette Companies Get Pass on Graphic Warning Labels
A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that cigarette companies do not need to show graphic warning images on their products in accordance with new federal rules.
S. Korea's Hanwha to Acquire German Solar Company Q-Cells - Report
South Korea's Hanwha Chemical Corp. (009830.SE) is poised to acquire insolvent German solar company Q-Cells SE (QCE.XE) and is expected to sign the contract Friday, the German daily Financial Times Deutschland reports.
Brazil's Mantega to Meet With Auto Makers to Discuss Tax Cut Extension -Estado
With a tax cut on auto sales set to expire at the end of this month, Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega will meet with auto makers next week to discuss a possible extension of the tax reduction, the Agencia Estado news agency reported Friday.