DHAKA, Bangladesh - A government investigation found that "extremely" poor quality construction materials and a series of violations caused the collapse of a garment factory building in Bangladesh that has been called the worst garment-industry disaster in history, the committee head said Thursday.
Global economic growth is projected to gain slow momentum for the rest of the year, a United Nations economic forecast said Thursday.
OTTAWA - A new analysis from the Royal Bank (TX:RY) finds home ownership in Canada remains largely affordable, even if there are signs of mild financial stress among indebted families.
PARIS - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has appeared at a special Paris court to face questioning over a controversial arbitrage deal that she oversaw as French finance minister.
WASHINGTON - House lawmakers are ready to pass legislation that links student loan rates to the financial markets in spite of a veto threat from President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON - The economy is recovering, the White House is dealing with multiple controversies, and President Barack Obama appears generally unaffected either way.
BEIJING, China - Computer maker Lenovo Group said Thursday its latest quarterly profit rose 90 per cent as sales of smartphones and mobile computing technology expanded.
TOKYO - Yields on 10-year Japanese government bonds briefly topped 1 per cent for the first time in a year on Thursday, unnerving some investors at a time when Japan's already overburdened government finances are vulnerable to rises in interest rates. Japanese shares fell sharply.
WASHINGTON - Man shot dead in Florida had become violent during questioning in Boston bombing case: FBI.
LONDON - The British government's emergency committee is going to meet after two attackers butchered a man in a brutal daylight attack in London amid fears that terrorism has returned to the capital.
STOCKHOLM - Groups of youth have burnt down a restaurant, torched more than 30 cars and injured three police in a fourth night of riots in suburbs of the Swedish capital that started following a fatal police shooting.
WARSAW, Poland - A 33-year-old Polish man received a face transplant just three weeks after being disfigured in a workplace accident, in what his doctors said Wednesday is the fastest time frame to date for such an operation. It was Poland's first face transplant.
NEWARK, N.J. - He was a gregarious, spontaneous child, his father said, a handful at times who loved music and playing the guitar.