By CATHERINE RAMPELL
The Labor Department said payrolls grew by 120,000 in November, a new indicator of economic resilience, but the work force contracted.
By NICHOLAS KULISH and ALAN COWELL
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany on Friday ruled out a rapid solution to the debt crisis as she sought stronger fiscal cooperation across the euro zone.
By JACK EWING
The Bundesbank president, Jens Weidmann, potentially undercut expectations that the European Central Bank was preparing to intervene more forcefully in financial markets.
By NEIL MacFARQUHAR
The measures are unraveling the most significant change of President Bashar al-Assad's tenure: linking Syria to the global economy.
By NADA BAKRI
A United Nations commission warned that the Syrian government's crackdown on civilians could drive the country into a full-fledged civil war.
By MARK LANDLER
Vice President Biden's comments seemed calculated to reassure allies like Turkey in a region that is worried about a new wave of instability.