A woman walks past a "Now Hiring" sign as she leaves the Urban Outfitters store at Quincy Market in Boston, Massachusetts September 5, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Sturdy jobs report expected

WASHINGTON - Employment likely rose strongly in February, signs that could encourage the Federal Reserve to consider hiking interest rates in June.  Full Article 

Dollar revs up for jobs data, euro bonds rally on ECB 4:41am EST

LONDON - The dollar hit a new 11-year high against major currencies on Friday as investors bet the monthly U.S. jobs report would add to the chance of rate hikes, even as the European Central Bank embarks on a 1 trillion euro campaign of bond-buying.

A pedestrian walks through a snow storm in New York March 5, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Snowstorm cancels flights, strands motorists

WASHINGTON - A late winter storm pummeled the eastern United States ahead of a cold front, canceling almost 5,000 flights as Kentucky dug out from up to 23 inches of snow that had stranded hundreds of drivers.  Full Article 

Shi'ite fighters launch a rocket towards Islamic State militants during heavy fighting in Salahuddin province, March 4, 2015. Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells in the Ajil field east of the city of Tikrit to try to hinder aerial attacks aimed at driving them from the oilfield, a witness and military source said. A police source in Salahuddin province, where Tikrit is located, said an eight-vehicle convoy of Islamic State insurgents attacked Iraqi forces at dawn on Thursday in al-Muaibidi area east of Alam.  Picture taken March 4, 2015. REUTERS/ Mahmoud Raouf (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Islamic State torches oil field near Tikrit

BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells northeast of the city of Tikrit to obstruct an assault by Shi'ite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers.  Full Article 

A woman walks along Block 11 area at Huangphu River in Shanghai May 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The cost of cleaning up corruption in China

China’s anti-corruption campaign, already in its third year, is moving beyond luxury goods and impacting sales of even everyday goods like pork.  Video 

An airplane sits after crash landing at Penmar Golf Course in Venice California March 5, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash

LOS ANGELES - Film star Harrison Ford was injured when the "Star Wars" actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a nearby airport, his publicist said.  Full Article | Slideshow