... * FTSE 100 falls 0.7 pct after record closing high on Thurs. * Weir Group jumps on bid speculation. * Thomas Cook up after Fosun buys stake.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent - the level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market.
Vodafone has became one of the first companies in the world to offer all female staff at least four months' maternity leave, whatever the local legal requirements.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greece asked euro zone countries on Friday for an immediate start of technical talks with international creditors on the first batch of reforms that would help conclude its current bailout program and allow the disbursement of more loans.
Three traders at the loss-making, state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland were each paid more than �4 million last year, newly released documents show.