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Americans express mixed feelings about job market and economy

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Over the past few months the stock market has soared, with the Dow Jones Index hitting some of the best numbers in over five years.

Queensland at risk of becoming “Spain of Australian states”

Queensland's finances are in a "shambles" but it is not Spain, according to a tourism industry insider.

Sarkozy: Letting Greece into Eurozone was a mistake

NEW YORK - At long last, European leaders took a significant step forward on the long road toward resolving the eurozone's debt crisis.

Standard & Poor cuts US triple-A debt rating

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it lowered its long-term sovereign credit rating on the United States of America to 'AA+' from 'AAA'.

Global recovery must start with the poor

Unjustified cuts in aid to the poor during a financial crisis could violate human rights standards, and economic recovery must start with the most vulnerable, according to a United Nations human right

IATA: Airline finances rebounded strongly in Q1

GENEVA - Airline finances rebounded strongly in the first quarter of this year, as a strong increase in cargo and passenger demand far outweighed extra capacity from new planes, the industry associati

Airline finances may hurt safety, Sullenberger says

The pilot hailed for landing a disabled jet on New York’s Hudson River last month said cost cutting in the U.S.

Alitalia could attract renewed TPG interest if airline declared insolvent

MILAN (Thomson Financial) - U.S. private equity fund Texas Pacific Group (TPG) could be interested in Alitalia SpA again, if the company is declared insolvent, said TPG partner Vincenzo Morelli, responsible for TPG European investment.

Check your airline’s financial health before buying a ticket

With airlines filing for bankruptcy in rapid succession, it's hard to know what to do as a consumer. Each time you book a ticket, do you feel a bit of apprehension, wondering if you'll really get where you're going? If an airline isn't having money troubles, there are always weather and safety concerns to disrupt your flight.