Young black voters more open to Sanders

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - If Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders has a chance of drawing African-American voters away from rival Hillary Clinton in South Carolina's presidential nominating contest on Feb. 27, his best opportunity will be among the young.

Wall St. rallies, led by banks and energy stocks 1:02pm EST

Wall Street rallied on Friday, led by a rebound in beaten-down financial and energy stocks after five straight days of a grueling selloff on fears over the health of the global economy and the banking sector.

Shoppers take part in Black Friday Shopping at a Target store in Chicago, Illinois, United States, November 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Consumers spend despite slowdown

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending regained momentum in January as households ramped up purchases of a variety of goods, challenging the view that a recession is looming near.   Full Article 

People walk past a building that opened as an asylum centre in February in Lysaker, south of Oslo, Norway, February 3, 2016. TREUTERS/Alister Doyle

Finland? No, thanks

HELSINKI - Thousands of Iraqi refugees who arrived in Finland last year have decided to cancel their asylum applications and to return home voluntarily, citing family issues and disappointment with life in the frosty Nordic country.  Full Article 

Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the "Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress" in Capitol Hill, Washington February 11, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Yellen's dilemma

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Federal Reserve's carefully scripted decision to raise interest rates last December, and return to "normal" policy, may now become a nightmare for the central bank if an economic downturn forces a return to unconventional methods.  Full Article 

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk attends a forum on startups in Hong Kong, China January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Elon Musk's vision is not for the faint of heart

Leave it to Elon Musk to make a company's stock jump nearly 5 percent a day after reporting widening losses - all in the middle of a market selloff.  Full Article 



Melania Knavs poses for a picture in Ljubljana in March 1987.   REUTERS/Stane Jerko .

SEVNICA, Slovenia - If Melania Trump succeeds Michelle Obama as First Lady, she may trace her road to the White House back to 1987 and a chance encounter in the capital of her native Slovenia.  Full Article 

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