Signage changing the name to "New York Shack Exchange" is displayed on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the IPO of Shake Shack in New York's financial district January 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Volatile trading ends lower

NEW YORK - Major indexes ended down for both the week and the month of January as investors worried about weak U.S. growth and whether instability in Europe could hurt corporate earnings.  Full Article 

U.S. economy cools in fourth quarter, but consumer spending shines 12:37pm EST

WASHINGTON - U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006.

A woman reacts as she walks through a house damaged in what locals said was recent shelling, in the suburbs of Donetsk January 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die

DONETSK, Ukraine/MINSK - Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted before it began.  Full Article 

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives with his wife Ann to speak at the Republican National Committee Winter Meeting in San Diego, California January 16, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Romney opts out of a 2016 run for president

WASHINGTON - Republican Mitt Romney bowed out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race, and told supporters it was time for the next generation of party leaders to seek the White House.  Full Article 

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves the federal court in New York January 22, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

American corruption is exceptional, too

The difference between corruption in the United States and many truly lawless nations is that U.S. politicians invariably get caught.  Commentary 


'I can't give up': Mother of Japanese hostage

The mother of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, held by Islamic State militants says she is not giving up, as Japan works with Jordan to secure his release.   Video 

A rescue worker steps outside where victims' shoes are scattered after an explosion in a Shi'ite mosque in Shikarpur, located in Pakistan's Sindh province January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Amir Hussain

Blast at Pakistan Shi'ite mosque kills 49

SHIKARPUR, Pakistan - At least 49 people were killed in a powerful explosion at a crowded Shi'ite mosque in Pakistan, the latest sectarian attack to hit the South Asian nation.  Full Article 

Security will be tight for Super Bowl

Metal detectors, nuclear device sniffing teams, and bomb-sniffing dogs are among the many security measures that will in place for Super Bowl Sunday. Linda So reports.