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What's News: World-Wide

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:50pm
Ukraine used military force for the first time as it sought to regain control of the east from pro-Russian separatists.A1Germany's RWE began shipping gas to Ukraine as tensions with Moscow threaten the nation's energy supply. A8

U.S. Treasury Blasts China Over Yuan

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:41pm
The Obama administration blasted China for its recent currency moves, saying the decline in the yuan was "unprecedented" and calling on Beijing to disclose its intervention in currency markets more regularly.

What's News: Business & Finance

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:41pm
China said GDP growth slipped in the first quarter to the weakest pace in 18 months. Meanwhile, the U.S. blasted Beijing over currency moves. A1

Ukraine Uses Military Force for First Time

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:41pm
Ukraine's military fired its first shots in the fight to regain control of the restive east from pro-Russian separatists, as soldiers repelled an armed mob from an air base. The U.S. praised the government's "measured response."

Alibaba Flexes Muscles Before IPO

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:40pm
Despite challenges, a big surge in profits and revenue has put the Chinese e-commerce giant on track for a $15 billion stock sale, just shy of what Facebook sold when the social-networking firm went public in 2012.

Housing Market Slow to Hit Its Spring Stride

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:40pm
A flurry of recent housing data suggests that the market's spring selling season is getting off to a slow start, a worrisome sign after a winter of expectations that warmer weather would rekindle growth.

Google Agrees to Buy Drone Maker Titan

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:24pm
Google has agreed to buy Titan Aerospace, a U.S. maker of aerial drones that Facebook had been in talks to acquire. Titan's solar-powered drones are intended to fly non-stop for years.

Brokers Who Fail Test Have Worse Records

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:23pm
More than 51,500 stockbrokers failed a basic exam needed to sell securities at least once and those who repeatedly failed have on average worse disciplinary records.

What's News: Business & Finance

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:23pm
Google agreed to buy Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that Facebook had also consideredacquiring, as the tech giants vie to expand their influence. A1

What's News: World-Wide

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:22pm
The U.S. stepped up effortsto dissuade Russia from intervening in Ukraine's east, with Obama telling Putin a diplomatic solution is still possible even as he warned against further escalation. A1, A6

Obama, Putin Talk as Unrest Roils Ukraine

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:22pm
The U.S. stepped up efforts to dissuade Russia from intervening in Ukraine's increasingly unstable east.

Is it Passover or Spring Break? For Some Affluent Observers, It's Both

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:21pm
Grandma's table has been upstaged by six-figure celebrations in warm-weather climes as some Jews prepare to put on the Ritz

Housing Trouble Grows in China

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:21pm
Overbuilding by Chinese real-estate developers has left many of the country's smaller cities with a glut of apartments for sale, driving down prices and posing an economic threat.

Backbiting at the Horse Barn Spurs New Rules for Riders

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:02am
Backbiting at the Horse Barn

To suss out potential troublemakers, stable owners are taking measures, including installing security cameras and locked storage areas and marketing themselves as "drama-free."

Backbiting at the Horse Barn Spurs New Rules for Riders Backbiting at the Horse Barn Spurs New Rules for Riders

To suss out potential troublemakers, stable owners are taking measures, including installing security cameras and locked storage areas and marketing themselves as "drama-free."

As Growth Slows in India, Rural Workers Rethink Move to Cities

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:02am
As Growth Slows in India, Rural Workers Have Fewer Incentives to Move to Cities

Few manufacturing jobs, plus high inflation and rural entitlement programs, create a push-me pull-you effect that is stalling India's urbanization.

As growth slows in India, rural workers have fewer incentives to move to citiesAs Growth Slows in India, Rural Workers Rethink Move to Cities

Few manufacturing jobs, plus high inflation and rural entitlement programs, create a push-me pull-you effect that is stalling India's urbanization.

Stocks Stumble, but Hope Lingers

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:01am
Stocks Stumble, But Hope Lingers

Slide by blue chips, tech stocks isn't omen of a bear market, some investors say, but jittery earnings season looms.

Stock market's stumble doesn't look like the last two bear markets.Stocks Stumble, but Hope Lingers

It has been a bad year so far for stocks, but it looks different than what came before the last two bear markets.

Wal-Mart Cries Foul on China Fines

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:01am
REUTERSREUTERSREUTERSREUTERSREUTERSREUTERSREUTERSREUTERSREUTERSREUTERSREUTERSWal-Mart Cries Foul on China Fines

Retailer says Chinese regulators need to hold domestic manufacturers accountable for faulty products or food-safety problems.

Wal-Mart cries foul in China, saying safety burden falls on retailers, not manufacturers. Wal-Mart Cries Foul on China Fines

Fined by China for misleading pricing and selling poor-quality products, Wal-Mart has paid fines and has ratcheted up its testing and inspections, but it is also doing something rare for a Western company: Telling Chinese authorities they need to clean up their own act.

Ukraine Orders Troops East

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:01am
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Pro-Russian activists and militants extended their grip across eastern Ukraine, prompting the government to mobilize the military as it struggled to prevent a replay of Russia's takeover of Crimea.

Ukraine Orders Troops East as Clashes Erupt

Pro-Russian activists and militants extended their grip across eastern Ukraine, prompting the government to mobilize the military as it struggled to prevent a replay of Russia's takeover of Crimea.

Latest UpdatesU.S. Increases Pressure on RussiaClashes Erupt In Eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian activists and militants extended their grip across eastern Ukraine, prompting the government to mobilize the military as it struggled to prevent a replay of Russia's takeover of Crimea.

U.S. Increases Pressure on Russia | Latest UpdatesUkraine Orders Troops East

Pro-Russian activists and militants extended their grip across eastern Ukraine, prompting the government to mobilize the military as it struggled to prevent a replay of Russia's takeover of Crimea.

Latest UpdatesUkraine crisis: deadly clashes break out in SlovyanskUkraine Crisis: Deadly Clashes Break Out in Slovyansk -- 4th Update

Ukraine Orders Troops East

Pro-Russian activists and militants extended their grip across eastern Ukraine, prompting the government to mobilize the military as it struggled to prevent a replay of Russia's takeover of Crimea.

Latest UpdatesU.S. Increases Pressure on Russia

What's News: World-Wide

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:01am
What's News: World-Wide

What's News: World-Wide

Ukraine mobilized its military after pro-Russian activists and militants extended their grip in eastern Ukraine, seizing government buildings. A1 The White House is trying to ratchet up pressure on Russia should Moscow continue to stir trouble in Ukraine. A11