Now hiring: The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week. Photograph: Nam Y Huh/AP

The US economy’s comeback is firing on all cylinders with employment, retail spending and manufacturing exhibiting strong gains. Thursday’s barrage o(...)

An ATM in Valencia, Spain, displays a #StayAtHome message. Much now depends on banks’ ability to withstand coronavirus and its aftershocks. Photograph: EPA

On the day that Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in September 2008, the front page of the Financial Times carried a photograph of John Thain, the (...)

Last week’s report on US second-quarter gross domestic product showed that the economy slowed last spring. It also came exactly 10 years since the Gre(...)

More than half of respondents believed bitcoin was in a bubble when it was trading at $2,200. A few months later, bitcoin had more than doubled and was trading at $5,300, but fewer people now believed they were witnessing a bubble. Photograph: Sascha  Steinbach/EPA

As US markets raced higher in January, ordinary investors were going gaga for stocks. There were four times as many bulls as bears, according to an Am(...)

A spelling mistake in an online bank transfer instruction helped prevent a $1 billion heist last month involving the Bangladesh central bank and the New York Fed. File photograph: Getty Images

A spelling mistake in an online bank transfer instruction helped prevent a $1 billion (about €890 million) heist last month involving the Bangladesh c(...)