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.
MasterCard Inc., the second-largest U.S. payments network, signed as the final main sponsor of next year’s Rugby World Cup, which organizers say will be the biggest-earning event in the history of the International Rugby Board.
As bullion gains this year after the biggest annual plunge in more than three decades, there’s little that’s stopping some producers reopening shuttered mines or reviving stalled projects - not even a plague of spiders.
Ukraine’s offensive against pro- Russian separatists may have escalated the conflict to the point where NATO could be compelled to mount a stronger show of force to deter any Russian moves beyond eastern Ukraine.
European stocks declined as a report showed Chinese imports unexpectedly slumped last month, outweighing gains by personal- and household-goods companies after LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA posted results.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been embroiled in a corruption scandal that helped send the country’s currency to an all-time low. It hasn’t discouraged foreign oil companies eyeing the country’s shale gas reserves.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s re-election means “unpredictable” policies that risk weighing on growth, as the nation’s bonds suffer East Europe’s worst returns after Russia.