One of Ireland’s leading banks, with more than one million customers, has failed the European Central Bank’s EU-wide stress test.
From the Amazon forest to the streets of São Paulo, Brazil began voting for a president on Sunday, with polls indicating the incumbent Dilma Rousseff would be re-elected for a second four-year term on the basis of her record in tackling inequality.
Couple Arguing About Money(Photo: Thinkstock)Asking a potential mate for his or her credit score or a copy of last year’s tax returns might be taboo, but such uncomfortable discussions could lead to healthier relationships.Research indicates financial conflict is one of the main predictors of divorce, suggesting couples may want to discu…Read More >
An oil well drilling rig off Interstate Highway 37 under the full moon. For generations, oil has defined Texas’ fortunes and swagger. The boom of the 1940s and ‘70s gave way to plummeting prices and painful bust of the mid-80s. Oil companies turned to offshore drilling, thinking all the reachable oil under earth had been tapped. But the black gold’s back: today, Texas finds itself in the midst of one of the most historic oil booms ever. An oil and gas reservoir in South Texas known as the Eagle Ford Shale is delivering the boom and could make Texas one of the leading oil producers on the planet.Read More >