- A rise in default rates has led some experts to point to historical precedent, which suggests a recession ahead.
- Claudio Borio of the Bank of International Settlements noted that the end of market “turbulence” should not be understood as total economic stability.
- Vendors in the border town of Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, said sales are dropping as Brazilian shoppers disappear from the city's sprawling markets.
- Greek lawmakers approved a 2016 budget early Sunday that included more than 5 billion euros, or $5.44 billion, in spending cuts.
- The retailer's Puerto Rico unit filed a lawsuit against the commonwealth over a new tax it claimed would lift its tax burden above 90 percent of operating income.
- As year-end deadlines loom, legislators are still tangling over a range of tax break extensions for industries like renewable energy and healthcare.
- EU-wide debt crises and the meltdown of Greek relations have made holdouts like Poland and Sweden wary of adopting the euro.
- An internal review of the U.S. Federal Reserve's bank stress tests discovered significant issues in the way the central bank has run them.
- The restaurant chain's stock took a dive Friday after federal regulators announced more illnesses have been linked to its menu offerings.
- Friday’s robust jobs report has cleared they way for the Fed to begin raising interest rates later this month. The pace of those rate hikes is key.
- The latest jobs report suggests the economy is robust enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this month for the first time in nearly a decade.
- Since hitting a peak last year, mining jobs have declined by 123,000, largely because of struggles in the oil, gas and coal industries.
- The U.S. created 211,000 jobs in November, a result that sets the stage for a U.S. Federal Reserve rate hike later this month.
- From January, trading will be suspended for 15 minutes if markets rise or fall 5 percent, and halted for the day if the fluctuation reaches 7 percent.
- Following Wednesday’s shooting in San Bernardino, California, corporate security experts are taking a second look at proactive steps to reduce workplace violence.
- The funds will be used to ensure that China's cooperation plans with Africa are successfully implemented, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday.
- After spending years on the defensive, American autoworkers have won substantial pay hikes and the outlook is positive.
- If the budget is approved, it would be the first time the country's defense spending breaches the 5 trillion yen mark.
- Front-runner Senator Grace Poe, who was disqualified on nationality and residency issues, could be barred from continuing her campaign.
- New legislation authorizes curfews and warrantless arrests in declared "security zones."
- Many investors expected Mario Draghi's European Central Bank to increase bond purchases and cut interest rates more.
- A provision in a $305 billion federal highway bill could make it faster and easier for tech employees to liquidate their equity.