NEW YORK - U.S. stocks closed lower on the last trading day of February after mixed U.S. economic data on a day when European stocks hit records and oil prices rebounded for their first monthly gain since June.
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NEW YORK - Crude oil rose sharply on Friday as Brent and U.S. futures posted their first monthly gains since June, supported by an improving demand outlook and supply outages. | Video
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc submitted plans on Friday for a vastly expanded headquarters at the Silicon Valley city where the tech giant is based, presenting a bucolic vision of movable structures to be built under curving and translucent canopies.
NEW YORK - The economic and social benefits of a bond-buying programme will outweigh any possible financial risks, the European Central Bank's vice president told a forum of top central bankers on Friday.
NEW YORK - The Bank of Japan's commitment to achieving its 2 percent price target is "unshakable," its deputy governor said on Friday, signalling that he has no intention of watering down the goal despite a slowdown in inflation driven by slumping oil prices.
ZURICH/NEW YORK - Credit Suisse said on Friday it would put aside more funds for a U.S. probe and other litigation about whether the Swiss bank deceived investors in risky mortgage-backed securities it had issued in the run-up to the financial crisis.
Mind-warming mid-winter links from the week that was, expertly curated by Data Dive.
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- British Pound Report: Sterling steadies after hitting 7-year high vs euro
- US Dollar Report: FOREX-Dollar flat, set to extend monthly winning streak