Athletes from the elite women field start during the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Boston strong, a year later

BOSTON/HOPKINTON - Nearly 36,000 athletes are running in the 118th Boston Marathon in the first running of the race since last year's bombing.  Full Article | Live Coverage 

Wall Street opens flat as earnings deluge looms 9:36am EDT

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks opened flat on Monday as investors found few reasons to keep buying following a strong rally last week and ahead of a heavy week of corporate earnings.

Pro-Russian supporters attend a meeting at the seized office of the SBU state security service in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ukraine peace deal falters

KIEV/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine - An agreement reached to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized.  Full Article | Slideshow 

A South Korean diver enters the water near floats where the capsized passenger ship Sewol sank, during the search and rescue operation in the sea off Jindo, April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

South Korea's Park: 'like an act of murder'

JINDO, South Korea - South Korean President Park Geun-hye said the actions of some crew of a ferry that sank with hundreds feared dead were tantamount to murder.  Full Article 

Mark Karpeles (L), chief executive of Mt. Gox, attends a news conference at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo February 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Yuya Shino

At Mt. Gox 'geek' CEO sought control, escape

TOKYO - Even as now-bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox boomed, French-born CEO Mark Karpeles seemed both keen to maintain total control of key operations and indifferent to commercial success, according to former staff and associates.  Full Article 

A wooden sign (C) reading "Prime Minister Shinzo Abe" is seen on a ritual offering from the prime minister to Yasukuni Shrine at the shrine in Tokyo in this picture taken by Kyodo April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Kyodo

Abe stirs up anger over Yasukuni Shrine

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a symbol of Japan's past militarism, angering both South Korea and China and putting regional ties under further strain.  Full Article 

Michael Steinberg arrives at the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New York, November 19, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Insider trading cases face test at appeals court

NEW YORK - An appeals court is set hear a case whose outcome could make it harder for the U.S. to prosecute insider trading and potentially jeopardize several high-profile guilty verdicts, including that of SAC's portfolio manager Michael Steinberg.  Full Article 

A Colombian fan displays his FIFA 2014 World Cup tickets for the match between Colombia and Greece, in Rio de Janeiro April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

World Cup to stoke inflation in Brazil

BRASILIA - As if worrying about unfinished stadiums and overcrowded airports wasn't enough, the upcoming soccer World Cup will give Brazilian policymakers another headache: an inflation spike.  Full Article 

Doctor: Captain of sunken ferry possible identified himself as passenger

April 21 - A South Korean doctor who treated the disgraced captain of the South Korean ferry, says he believes Lee Joon-seok identified himself as a passenger after he was rescued by coastguards. Sarah Toms reports.

Nicholas Wapshott

Yellen shows her hand

Yellen understands that to effect a true recovery, the economy must first find jobs for all Americans.  Commentary 

Anatole Kaletsky

Time to stop following defunct economic policies

Only in economic forecasts -- not in the real world -- is it true that any policies the central bank chooses to follow lead automatically to full employment.  Commentary 

Edward Hadas

Don’t bother with share-based pay

Coca-Cola’s controversial share award scheme takes a bad idea to a foolish extreme.  Commentary 

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