NEW YORK - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday, with energy shares likely to be under heavy pressure in a holiday-shortened session as crude oil tumbled to a four-year low.
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BOSTON - Stock-picking fund managers are testing their investors’ patience with some of the worst investment returns in decades.
LONDON - Euro zone banks that failed or scrapped through this year's health checks will have to demonstrate they can make sustainable profits and may need to sell off loss-making units, the European Central Bank's top banking supervisor said.
ROME - "Three for the price of two" used to be the most common special offer in Giorgio Santambrogio's supermarket chains. It has barely been used this year. The reason explains why efforts to resuscitate Italy's moribund economy are failing.
TOKYO - The number of workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant on false contracts has increased in the last year, the station operator said, highlighting murky labor conditions at the site despite a pledge to improve the work environment.
- Britain's biggest drugmaker, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, fired an executive from its South African unit for refusing to appear for a performance review, which was called a week after he complained of racial discrimination in the workplace, Bloomberg reported, citing company documents.
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