The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell last week to the lowest level since October, evidence that employers are confident enough in the economy to hold onto their staffs.
The benefits of this prolonged period of very low oil prices are diminishing for some corporate finance sectors or even starting to have a negative impact on others, said Moody's Investors Service.
Ireland trumped China and India to post growth of 7.8 percent in 2015, the euro zone country reported on Thursday.
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