This week New Yorkers went mad for Will and Kate as they took a trip to the Big Apple for the first time. Crowds were out in force, media coverage blanketed the channels, hoards of people desperate to catch a glimpse.
It was another heart-in-mouth moment for Barack Obama last night, as the US House of Representatives narrowly averted the second government shutdown in just over a year within two-and-a-half hours of its deadline.
Manufacturing output in China slipped to a year-on-year rate of 7.2 per cent in November, failing to match the 7.7 per cent achieved in October and falling below the target of 7.5 per cent for the month.
TEN GLOBAL banks were fined a total of $43.5m (£27.7m) by US regulators yesterday for their attempts to misuse analysts’ research to gain lucrative jobs on Toys R Us’ attempted stock market flotation in 2010.
PLANS announced yesterday by Labour leader Ed Miliband would saddle the UK with more borrowing and therefore more government debt than under Conservative plans, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
BRITISH living standards are improving, even as they stagnate in neighbours such as France, official EU statistics showed yesterday.
The UK is tied in fourth place with Nordic states Denmark, Finland and Sweden.
US RETAIL sales jumped by 0.7 per cent in November compared to October, data showed yesterday.
It marks an improvement on the 0.5 per cent month-on-month increase in October, according to the US Commerce Department.