A woman stands in falling snow in front of an electronic sign displaying the weather forecast in Times Square in New York, January 26, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

'Crippling' blizzard hits U.S.

NEW YORK/MAPLEWOOD, N.J. - A massive blizzard slammed into the U.S. Northeast, canceling thousands of flights, curtailing mass transit and closing hundreds of schools.  Live Coverage | Full Article 

Wall Street rises after Greek elections; energy climbs 5:11pm EST

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday as investors brushed off fears that a leftist victory in Greece would bring fresh crisis to the Eurozone and energy stocks advanced.

A man fills up his car at a petrol station in Rome January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Oil slides despite OPEC talk of a floor

NEW YORK - Oil fell in see-saw trade, as traders discounted comments from OPEC's top official about the market finally finding a bottom.  Full Article 

Ukrainian servicemen fire a machine gun in the village near Mariupol, a city on the Sea of Azov, January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

Ukraine rebels move to encircle troops

KIEV/ST PETERSBURG - Russian-backed rebels advanced to encircle a Ukrainian army garrison town in a new offensive that has again unleashed all-out war after a five-month ceasefire  Full Article | Video 

MeadWestvaco Corporation global headquarters in Richmond, Va. are seen in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/MeadWestvaco

$16 billion merger creates packaging giant

Packaging companies Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco agreed to form a combined $16 billion company to take on market leader International Paper in the U.S. and abroad.  Full Article 

Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie speaks at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, January 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Jim Young

Christie takes step toward White House bid

A source says that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political action committee ahead of a likely bid for president.  Full Article 

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama watch India's Republic Day parade from behind rain streaked bullet proof glass as they stand in the rain together in New Delhi January 26, 2015.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Obama pledges $4 billion to India

NEW DELHI - President Barack Obama pledged $4 billion in investments and loans to India, seeking to release what he called the "untapped potential" of a business and strategic partnership between the world's largest democracies.  Full Article | Video 

Kurds push Islamic State fighters from Kobani

U.S. -backed Kurdish forces captured the town of Kobani on the Syrian-Turkish border, a symbolic victory for the coalition fighting against the jihadist group.


The changing fortunes of fast food

McDonalds is down, Starbucks is up. Here's what the numbers tell us about America's new response to fast food.   Full Article