U.S. Secret Service Agent Matt O’Neill was growing nervous. For three months, he’d been surreptitiously monitoring hackers’ communications and watching as they siphoned thousands of credit card numbers from scores of U.S. retailers.
The dollar rose the most in two weeks against the yen as risk appetite swelled amid a higher- than-forecast gain in U.S. industrial production and as companies’ earnings topped estimates, damping demand for safety.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose, giving it the best three-day rally in two months, while Treasuries fell as Yahoo! Inc. jumped on earnings and U.S. industrial production increased. The pound strengthened and copper advanced.
Foreign aid has long been one of the most unpalatable dishes on the federal plate. Why should U.S. taxpayers give billions of dollars to ungrateful countries that will waste it and whose people don’t like America anyway?
Natural gas futures slipped in New York for the third time in four days on forecasts for warmer weather that would limit heating demand after a cold blast, accelerating inventory restocking from an 11-year low.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association approved unlimited meals for all athletes, less than a month after the top player in college basketball’s national tournament said he sometimes goes to bed hungry.