As motorists head out on the last big driving weekend of the summer, the credit-card industry and gas-station owners are deploying everything from sophisticated software to heavy-duty padlocks to combat an epidemic of fuel-related theft and fraud.
When Stephen Colbert takes over “The Late Show” next week, he’ll be up against Jimmy Fallon of “The Tonight Show” in the network ratings race. For years, Jay Leno and David Letterman had battled it out for late-night viewers. See how the ratings dynamics have changed.
The ECB left interest rates unchanged at record lows amid a sluggish eurozone economy and persistently weak inflation. Investors are looking for clues on whether thinking on stimulus has changed in light of turbulent financial markets and worries about China.
Beijing’s careful management of its currency since its devaluation last month is bolstering China’s bid to get the yuan included in the IMF’s basket of reserve currencies as soon as November, according to people familiar with the matter.