Muddy outlook

WASHINGTON - Tightening financial conditions, uncertainty over China and a global reassessment of credit risk could throw the U.S. economy off track, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress.

Wall Street up as Yellen eases concerns about economy 1:53pm EST

Wall Street was on track to snap a three-day losing run on Wednesday after comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen eased investor concerns about the capacity of the economy to absorb a gradual rise in interest rates.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets supporters at her final 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Hooksett, New Hampshire February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif . SAP is the sponsor of this content. It was independently created by Reuters' editorial staff and funded in part by SAP, which otherwise has no role in this coverage.

Clinton fails to rally women

MANCHESTER, N.H./COLUMBIA, S.C. - Hillary Clinton made the prospect of her being elected the first woman U.S. president a centerpiece of her campaign, then lost a critical nominating contest to a 74-year-old man in part because women preferred him.  Full Article 

A man makes his way through rubble of damaged buildings in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Rebels demand U.S. intervention

LONDON/ONCUPINAR, Turkey - Rebel groups urged President Obama to do more to stop Russian bombing raids in Syria ahead of a new round of peace talks this week.  Full Article 

The headquarters of German luxury carmaker BMW is pictured in Munich, southern Germany, January 26, 2016.   REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Major German carmakers recall U.S. vehicles

FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON - The three largest German automakers said they will recall 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S. equipped with Takata air bags in a long-running safety crisis involving the Japanese supplier.  Full Article 

A U.S. Marines Corps personnel guides the media on board the USS Boxer LHD as a helicopter prepares for takeoff at a location off Goa in this October 29, 2006 file photo.    REUTERS/Prashanth Vishwanathan/Files

U.S. and India consider joint patrols

NEW DELHI - The United States and India have held talks about conducting joint naval patrols that a U.S. defense official said could include the disputed South China Sea, a move that would likely anger Beijing, which claims most of the waterway.  Full Article 

Cheeky Monkey sets Chinese New Year tone

As Chinese communities celebrate the start of the year of the monkey, masters of the ancient art of Feng Shui expect plenty of fun, and mischief ahead. Tara Joseph reports.

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