Mason Gloudeman, 26, uses a snowboard to jump from a pile of snow in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn after a snow storm in New York January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Don't need a weatherman

NEW YORK - In the end, it was the weather forecasts that crippled New York City, not the blizzard.  Full Article 

Shares, dollar retreat before Fed's statement 5:31am EST

LONDON - Stocks and the dollar retrenched on Wednesday amid speculation the Federal Reserve will take a dovish turn in its post-meeting statement later in the day.

Customers gather for the opening of an Apple Store in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, January 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Apple's profit largest in corporate history

Apple quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history.  Full Article 

U.S. President Barack Obama gestures as he talks about access to high-speed broadband for Americans after he views a fiber optics splicing demonstration at Cedar Falls Utilities in Iowa, January 14, 2015.     REUTERS/Larry Downing

Budget cuts hit 'red' states hardest

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 - As Washington has tightened its belt in recent years, the budget cuts have sliced most deeply in states where President Obama is unpopular, according to an analysis of federal spending by Reuters.  Full Article 

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies before the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Fed seen remaining patient with rate guidance

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is expected to signal it remains on track to begin raising interest rates later this year, as the central bank shows confidence that low inflation and rising risks from abroad have yet to derail economic recovery.  Full Article 

The logo of Alibaba Group is seen inside the company's headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province early November 11, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

China regulator blasts Alibaba

SHANGHAI - A China regulator has accused Alibaba Group of failing to clean up what it called illegal business deals on the e-commerce titan's platforms, in an unusually strong government criticism of one of the country's biggest private firms.  Full Article 

Bici taxi driver Yosvani Gomes, 39, lifts the curtains of his vehicle after a rain in downtown Havana January 20, 2015. REUTERS /Alexandre Meneghini

Cubans react to Fiedel's view on talks with U.S.

People in the Cuban capital Havana say they agree with former leader Fiedel Castro's cautious approach to renewed talks with the U.S.  Video 

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Cubans react to Fidel's view on talks with US

People in the Cuban capital Havana say they agree with former leader Fidel Castro's cautious approach to renewed talks with the U.S. Julie Noce reports.