News Corp.’s Fox will add the comedy “The Mindy Project” and four other shows to its schedule next season, looking to bolster ratings after “American Idol” lost 30 percent of the younger viewers targeted by advertisers.
The Standard & Poor’s GSCI gauge of 24 commodities gained 0.83 percent to 689.14 at 4:13 p.m. New York time. The UBS Bloomberg CMCI index of 26 raw materials rose 0.58 percent to 1,602.056. U.S. commodity exchanges will be closed tomorrow for the Good Friday holiday.
Oil fell for the first time in eight days after the Group of 20 nations rebuffed calls from euro countries to increase lending resources, adding to concern that Europe’s debt crisis will slow the economy and reduce demand.
Victor Alberola Salcedo was shocked when the construction of a suburban Madrid train line was halted in 2010, terminating a contract for his 17-person company. It brought home the reality of the worst economy in his country’s more than 30 years of democracy.
Construction on a bridge over the Mosel Valley will be put on hold after the Green Party made gains in a regional vote, raising hopes among winemakers and campaigners that the project will be scrapped completely.
Oil gained for the first time in three days as claims for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to a four-year low and equities pared losses, raising hopes that demand will grow in the world’s leading user of crude.
Reputed crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger declined to testify at his Boston murder trial, depriving some victims’ family members of the details they sought about FBI corruption that let crimes go unprosecuted for decades.