Financial Crisis

Another milestone for stocks: Most boring market in decades

Aug 7, 2017

This year's run to a record for the stock market has been one of the least eventful in decades

Insider Q&A: Assessing the stock market boom

Aug 6, 2017

Insider Q&A: What's behind recent stock market boom?

Activists protest Rio water, filthy despite Olympic promises

Aug 5, 2017

Environmental activists sailed across Rio de Janeiro's bay to protest pollution in the Brazilian city's waterways and broken promises to clean them up around the 2016 Olympics

Furloughs approved for 1st time in Puerto Rico's history

Aug 4, 2017

A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's crisis-wracked finances announced Friday that it will impose furloughs for the first time in the U.S. territory's history.

Senate confirms Trump choice to head commodity agency

Aug 4, 2017

The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's choice to head the agency overseeing risky corners of the financial world.

Puerto Rico gov vows to fight possible furloughs amid crisis

Aug 3, 2017

Puerto Rico's governor is making a last-ditch effort to persuade a federal control board that furloughing tens of thousands of government workers would be an unnecessary blow to the U.S. territory's struggling economy

Ex-Disney CEO Eisner buys English soccer club Portsmouth

Aug 3, 2017

A former chief executive of The Walt Disney Co. has bought English soccer club Portsmouth

US control board to probe Puerto Rico debt, ties to crisis

Aug 2, 2017

A federal control board overseeing the finances of Puerto Rico's government says it will investigate the causes of the island's economic crisis as well as examine how its debt was issued and probe disclosure and selling practices.

Departing AP reporter looks back at Venezuela's slide

Aug 2, 2017

Hannah Dreier arrived in Venezuela as an Associated Press correspondent in 2014, just in time to witness the country's accelerating descent into humanitarian catastrophe

Puerto Rico university seeks to double fees amid crisis

Aug 1, 2017

Puerto Rico's largest public university seeks to double its course fees following demands that it slash its budget amid a dire economic crisis