Civil war threat in Ukraine

KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - Ukrainian government forces and separatist pro-Russian militia staged rival shows of force in eastern Ukraine on the eve of crucial four-power talks in Geneva.   Full Article | Live Coverage 

Litigation expenses push Bank of America into loss 8:21am EDT

- Bank of America Corp posted a first-quarter loss on Wednesday as it set aside an extra $6 billion to cover litigation expenses, a figure that far exceeded the legal settlements the No. 2 U.S. bank has announced recently.

A garbage collector walks past residential and office buildings in construction, in Hefei, Anhui province, April 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer

China economic growth slows

BEIJING - China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months at the start of 2014, but did a touch better than expected and showed some improvement in March, suggesting Beijing will not rush to follow up recent steps to support activity.  Full Article 

Trader Anthony Rinaldi is reflected on a screen as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, April 14, 2014.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Bonds shine again with Asset Reflation

LONDON - Investors are now no longer selling bonds to buy stocks but are instead buying both stocks and bonds equally. The net effect is stronger bonds, and on a relative basis, weaker stocks.  Full Article 

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer delivers her keynote address at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Yahoo's growth anemic as turnaround lags

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo again posted anemic quarterly revenue growth as the Internet company's advertising business continues to lag its rivals, nearly two years into Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer's comeback effort.  Full Article 

Crew aboard the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy?s Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment in the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, April 14, 2014 in this handout picture released by the U.S. Navy.  REUTERS/U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Blair/Handout via Reuters

Search for missing jet cut short again

PERTH, Australia - The search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner deep in the Indian Ocean was again cut short when technical problems forced a U.S. Navy underwater drone to surface without finding anything, officials said.  Full Article 

Steven Brill

Obama and his Cabinet

Has 'aloof' become not just a shorthand description of Obama's personality, but also something that explains the shortcomings of his administration?   Commentary 

Neal Gabler

America: The anecdotal nation

When anecdotes and facts compete in America, the anecdotes usually wind up winning. This can be worrisome when it comes to communicating public policy.  Commentary 

Keith Koffler

Liberals are winning the language war

Are conservatives linguistically challenged? Or are they just naive enough to think they can win the battle of ideas with — ideas?  Commentary 

Hugo Dixon

How Greece can turn vice to virtue

The vicious cycle of two years ago is turning virtuous – see Athens' return to the bond market last week. As ever, the weak spot is politics.  Commentary 

Ian Bremmer

Alibaba, Weibo and China's growth

For Chinese tech companies to thrive in the world's most populous country, economic reforms must continue.  Commentary 

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