"American bloodlust," but the case against the banks, and their enablers, is far less clear than the one against BP. And history shows that, in the case of economic collapse, justice may lie more in the collapse than in the search for culpability.
European stocks drifted lower Thursday despite a strong session in Asia as a U.S. dollar retreat and mixed corporate earnings allowed benchmarks to pull back from recent multi-month highs.
European stocks are expected to open mixed Thursday following a solid session in Asia and a pullback for the U.S. dollar.
Total posted solid fourth-quarter earnings and boosted its dividend as the oil major said it would buy assets in the coming year as global energy markets heat up.