A parliamentary vote on Dec. 15 on Ireland’s 85 billion-euro ($112 billion) international aid package will pass, even without support from the opposition, John Curran, a government minister and spokesman, said.
Two brothers from the former Soviet Union who came to Massachusetts about a decade ago yet clung to their homeland are the top suspects in the bombings this week that killed three and wounded scores in Boston.
Canada’s dollar traded in the narrowest range since April as the U.S. government shutdown reached a third day, raising concern the political gridlock will slow growth in the nation’s largest trading partner.
Canada’s dollar fell for a second day as traders started to price in a reduction in monetary stimulus after the U.S. Federal Reserve surprised markets this week by maintaining its $85 billion in monthly bond buying.
The Canadian dollar fell to the lowest in almost two weeks as oil, the nation’s biggest export, slid amid bets the Federal Reserve will slow monetary stimulus that has fueled demand for riskier assets as soon as next month.