• In this Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 file photo President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi as he addresses the committee on economic and monetary affairs at the European parliament in Brussels. Europe’s modest economic recovery is finally showing signs it might be the real deal, after years of sluggishness and false starts. And that has helped European Central Bank head Mario Draghi  hit the pause button on his 1.5 trillion euro stimulus machine. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)

    Stronger economy lets ECB kick back, let stimulus work

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe’s economy is finally showing signs of increasing strength, after years of sluggishness and false starts.

  • In this Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, a customer uses an ATM at a branch of Chase Bank, in New York.  JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and other big banks are upgrading their online payment services to let customers make instant transfers of money to others who bank elsewhere, often at no cost.  The move comes as traditional banks face pressure from payment companies like Venmo and Square Cash that that offer ways to split the bill.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Fast money: Banks making it easier to split the tab

    NEW YORK (AP) — Splitting the bill for those pizzas you shared with your buddies or that utility bill that is suddenly due is going to get easier and faster even if you don’t all use the same bank.

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gestures while being interviewed as part of a conversation at a Radcliffe Day event at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, May 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving.

  • In this Wednesday, March 23, 2016, photo, Kayla Mitchell serves a customer at Good Day Cafe in North Andover, Mass. On Friday, May 27, 2016, the Commerce Department issues the second of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the January-March quarter. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    US economy showing signs of life after slow start to year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to the year.

  • This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets around the world edged higher Thursday, May 26, 2016, as traders interpreted the rise in oil prices to $50 a barrel for the first time this year as a positive sign for the global economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks edge higher, led by consumer companies and banks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose Friday to wrap up their strongest week in almost three months. Banks gained ground after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank intends to keep raising interest rates provided the economy continues to improve.

  • Greece's Finance Minister Eucleidis Tsakalotos, right, and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, left, attend a meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Eurozone finance ministers struck a deal early Wednesday clearing the way for Greece to access a fresh round of bailout funds, while also laying out debt relief measures aimed at securing the involvement of the International Monetary Fund, or IMF. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    What next for Greece? Loan averts crisis but debt still huge

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — It’s all but official: this summer’s Greek crisis has been called off.

  • In this May 13, 2016 file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Fort McMurray Fire Chief Darby Allen look over a burnt out car during a visit to Fort McMurray, Canada.  Canada's central bank says the Canadian economy will shrink and become much weaker than expected because of Alberta's devastating wildfires, which shut down its oil sands production. The Bank of Canada, which kept its key interest rate on hold Wednesday, May 25,  said its preliminary assessment is that the destruction and halt to oil production will knock about 1 1/4 percentage points off real GDP growth in the second quarter.(Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Bank of Canada: Economy will shrink due to Alberta wildfires

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s central bank said Wednesday the Canadian economy will shrink in the second quarter because of Alberta’s devastating wildfires, which shut down its oil sands production.

  • This photo combo shows Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, left, and Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer. Khosrowshahi and Mayer were two of the highest-paid CEOs in 2015, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. (Expedia via AP, left, and AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    CEO pay climbs again, even as their stock prices don’t

    NEW YORK (AP) — CEOs at the biggest companies got a 4.5 percent pay raise last year. That’s almost double the typical American worker’s, and a lot more than investors earned from owning their stocks — a big fat zero.

  • In this May 24, 2016 file photo, a man puts a banner of the G7 Summit at International Media Center in Ise, Mie Prefecture, central Japan. Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations will undoubtedly voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan starting on Thursday, May 26. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies

    ISE, Japan (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations plan to voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive.

  • Trader Gregory Rowe, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology stocks and banks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    US stocks jump as rising interest rates help banks higher

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rallied Wednesday as solid U.S. housing sales data and overnight gains on Wall Street raised expectations for a strong recovery in the world’s largest economy.