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Madrid Blocks Catalan Councillors As Stand-off Drags On

MADRID – The Spanish government on Monday recognized the powers of newly-elected Catalan leader Quim Torra but objected to his choice of councillors – some...

Spains Pm Says Catalonia Needs A Government That Obeys The Law

MADRID – Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday said he still hoped Catalonia would soon form a viable government, capable of serious dialogue, that...

Spain To Maintain Control Of Catalonia El Pais

MADRID – Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy plans to maintain central government control over Catalonia after the regional leader nominated imprisoned and...

Catalonias Cabinet Picks Are Provocation Says Spains Ruling Party

MADRID – Catalonia’s new leader Quim Torra named his cabinet on Saturday, though the inclusion of politicians who are either in jail awaiting trial or in...

Us Labor Market Tightening Mid-atlantic Factory Activity Picks Up

WASHINGTON – New applications for U.S. jobless benefits increased more than expected last week, but the number of Americans on unemployment rolls fell to its...

Us Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Mid-atlantic Factory Activity Picks Up

WASHINGTON – New applications for U.S. jobless benefits increased more than expected last week, but the number of Americans on unemployment rolls fell to its...

Mahathir Warns Many Figures On Malaysias Financial Position Are False

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday many of the figures recording the country’s financial position may be false, but he...

Toyota Hyundai Ford Lead 96 Percent European Car Sales Gain

PARIS – European car sales rose 9.6 percent in April, led by Toyota (7203.T), Hyundai (005380.KS) and Ford (F.N), and boosted by an increase in the number of...

Industrial Production Rises Strongly Homebuilding Tumbles

WASHINGTON – U.S. industrial production increased solidly in April amid an acceleration in manufacturing and mining output, the latest indication that the economy...

Us Consumer Spending Picking Up Gasoline Prices A Threat

WASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales increased marginally in April as rising gasoline prices cut into discretionary spending, but consumer spending appeared on track to...