Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society at the IMF in Washington May 6, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

'Potential dangers' lurk in high stock values: Yellen

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said high equity valuations could pose danger, but that stability risks across the U.S. financial system remained in check.  Full Article 

Wall St. lower after Yellen comments, energy stock retreat 1:50pm EDT

- U.S. stocks were lower in early afternoon trading on Wednesday after a triple whammy of a pullback in energy stocks, weak jobs data and Janet Yellen's comment that equity valuations are "generally quite high".

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) is greeted by Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive of The Dow Chemical Company, at the Business Council in Washington February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Dow CEO's spending challenged by auditors

Andrew Liveris is one of the world’s best known CEOs. Inside Dow Chemical, though, company auditors have alleged he used his position to finance his lifestyle, favor his family or boost a charity that burnished his fame in Greece.  Full Article 

Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks with members of Congress and faith leaders at the University of Baltimore, in Baltimore, Maryland May 5, 2015.    REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana/Pool

Baltimore asks Justice Department for review

Baltimore officials asked the Justice Department to investigate its police department for civil rights violations after the death of a black man from injuries sustained in police custody.  Full Article | Video 

Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg in this September 13, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Foto-Team-Mueller/Files

Germanwings pilot rehearsed crash

PARIS - The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a jet in the French Alps rehearsed the maneuver on the morning of the disaster, and had twice been refused medical papers needed to fly.  Full Article 

Suzette Jordan holds a copy of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's (R-WS) book before an event in Greenville, South Carolina, March 19, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Miczek

GOP race may be about taking down unions

The kind of labor movement that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker loves to bash is probably the only thing that can save what’s left of the middle class. It may, however, already be too late.  Commentary 

Port of dreams and despair

An African immigrant tries to sneak under a truck, which briefly stopped at a traffic light, while trying to enter the ferry terminal in the western Greek town of Patras April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Away from the ferries that haul migrants to Italy, the small Greek village of Patras is home to 100 Afghan, Iranian and Sudanese migrants living in deserted factories without electricity.  Wider Image 

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Elton John appeals for congressional help to end AIDS

Sir Elton John appears before congress to testify in support of a global-health fund that fights diseases like AIDS, saying "we cannot afford to let the window close." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).