MARIUPOL, Ukraine - Pro-Russian separatists attacked a base of the Ukrainian national guard in an eastern city overnight and Kiev said three of the militants were killed. Full Article
LONDON - European stocks dipped on Thursday as disappointing earnings from U.S. tech heavyweights Google and IBM dampened the previous session's upbeat tone on Wall Street, and the dollar weakened on dovish remarks from the Federal Reserve.
SAN FRANCISCO - Disappointing results from Google and IBM may unnerve investors shaken by a strong recent selloff in tech stocks, underscoring the challenges the Internet and IT sectors face as corporate report cards come due in coming weeks. Full Article
NEW YORK - Persistently low inflation poses a more immediate threat to the economy than rising prices, Janet Yellen said, stressing that the central bank would be delivering policy stimulus for some time to come. Full Article
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform-minded bureaucrats into key positions across the Communist Party, the government and the military, sources said. Full Article
SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia - A deep-sea drone had completed its much-anticipated first full scan of the seabed in the remote Indian Ocean, the team looking for the missing Malaysian jetliner said, as an air and surface search became less likely to yield results. Full Article
April 17 - Business insurance is a necessary evil, says Simply Business CEO Jason Stockwood. He takes the Reuters taxi to explain how he’s making life easier for small businesses.
Google looks to solar-powered drones; Americans watch (or sleep through) a lunar eclipse. Amy Tennery highlights coverage you might have missed. Full Article
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