Burning vehicles are seen near the village of Ghajar on Israel's border with Lebanon January 28, 2015. REUTERS/Maruf Khatib

Deaths on Lebanon border

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT - Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel.  Full Article | Slideshow 

Fed upbeat on U.S. economy despite global turmoil 3:04pm EST

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said the U.S. economy was expanding "at a solid pace" as it largely looked through weakness overseas in a signal that it remains on track to raise interest rates later this year.

Greece's newly-appointed Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (C) leaves the Presidential Mansion after his swearing-in ceremony as Greece's first leftist prime minister in Athens January 26, 2015.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Greece freezes privatizations, markets tumble

ATHENS - Leftwing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threw down an open challenge to international creditors by halting privatization plans agreed under the country's bailout deal, prompting a third day of heavy losses on financial markets.  Full Article 

Jan 27, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks fans during media day for Super Bowl XLIX at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic via USA TODAY Sports

Weighing the cost of going to the Super Bowl

NEW YORK - Is it worth it to buy the tickets and make the trip to see the Super Bowl in person?  Full Article 

An environmental group employee holds a used filter sock in Bismarck, North Dakota January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen

North Dakota oil seeks looser radiation rules

WILLISTON, N.D. - North Dakota's oil industry is pushing to change the state's radioactive waste disposal laws as part of a broad effort to conserve cash as oil prices tumble.  Full Article 

President, founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a Reuters interview at the University of Bogota January 14, 2015.  REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez

Facebook to sell real-time Super Bowl ads

This Super Bowl Facebook is taking a page from Twitter's playbook, for the first time during a football championship selling ads that target people based on what they are talking about in real time.  Full Article 

Volkswagen Phaeton Exclusive is pictured during a media preview day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

Cost-cutting VW bets big to revamp Phaeton

BERLIN - Even in the midst of a cost-cutting drive, Volkswagen has embarked on a plan to revamp its luxury Phaeton sedan.  Full Article 

A cross country skier makes his way along the Charles River past the Boston skyline following a winter blizzard in Cambridge, Massachusetts January 28, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Oceanfront Massachusetts cleans after flooding

MARSHFIELD, Mass. - Ocean Street in the waterfront Massachusetts town of Marshfield was littered with lobster traps, downed wires and chunks of houses, the day after a massive blizzard hammered New England.  Full Article 

Greek debt deal gets more difficult

Greece's Prime Minister has spoken of "radical change" and pledged to negotiate responsibly with international creditors. But as Sonia Legg reports doing both is looking increasingly difficult.

Allyn Bonnenfant, a member of the French community, carries a tray of croissants in her patisserie in Netanya, a city of 180,000 on the Mediterranean north of Tel Aviv, that has become the semi-official capital of the French community in Israel, January 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Hands off those hot spots

French Jews put down roots in Israel, new obstacles for hotels trying to serve expensive wi-fi and more you may have missed. By Arlene Getz.  Full Article