Shares, dollar struggle on Ukraine anxiety 4:29am EDT

LONDON - Heightened tension in Ukraine pushed world shares lower and lifted safe-haven European bonds on Friday, taking the shine off what looked set to be an earnings and M&A-driven week of gains for European and U.S. stocks.

Member of staff at satellite communications company Inmarsat point to a section of the screen showing the southern Indian Ocean to the west of Australia, at their headquarters in London March 25, 2014.  REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Search for MH370 may take years: U.S. official

SYDNEY - The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is likely to drag on for years, a senior U.S. defense official told Reuters, as an underwater search for any trace of the plane's wreckage off west Australia appeared to have failed.  Full Article 

A worker packs completed orders into boxes at the Amazon fulfillment center in Peterborough, central England November 28, 2013. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Amazon's revenue increases

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon.com's revenue grew more than expected for the first quarter, largely offset by a sharp increase in spending on technology, content and new warehouses.  Video | Full Article 

An Apple computer is shown on Google's company campus in Mountain View, California February 9, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Apple, Google pay to settle conspiracy lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources said.  Full Article 

A bottle of Coca-Cola is shown in this photo illustration in Encinitas, California October 10, 2013. The Coca-Cola Company will report  3rd quarter earnings October 15.    REUTERS/Mike Blake  (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)

Coke takes fizz out of shareholder spring

Just when it seemed investors were finally breaking through entrenched boards’ barricades, the owners of Coca-Cola turned to jelly, led shockingly by Warren Buffett.  Commentary 

Bottles of Ermenegildo Zegna Hatian Vetiver is pictured on display at a high end retail store in New York April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Perfumers promote Haiti's 'super-crop'

LES CAYES, Haiti - The vetiver plant is a little-known Haitian agricultural treasure, producing one of the most prized essential oils for high-end perfumes. The perfume industry is seeking to do better by the people whose toil make the distillation possible.  Full Article 

Anatole Kaletsky

Abe’s disturbing lack of focus

Why has Abe decided to risk pushing Japan back into stagnation by continuously tightening fiscal policy?  Commentary 

Nicholas Wapshott

Yellen shows her hand

Yellen understands that to effect a true recovery, the economy must first find jobs for all Americans.  Commentary 

Edward Hadas

Don’t bother with share-based pay

Coca-Cola’s controversial share award scheme takes a bad idea to a foolish extreme.  Commentary 

Steven Brill

Obama and his Cabinet

Has 'aloof' become not just a shorthand description of Obama's personality, but also something that explains the shortcomings of his administration?   Commentary