Maritime police search for missing passengers in front of the South Korean ferry which sank at the sea off Jindo April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Search resumes for the missing in ferry disaster

JINDO, South Korea - South Korean divers resumed searching for about 290 people still missing, many of them students from the same high school, after a ferry capsized in sight of land.  Full Article | Slideshow 

Asian stocks struggle higher, lack conviction 10:28pm EDT

SYDNEY - Asian share markets eked out gains on Thursday as dovish comments from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve combined with an upbeat economic assessment from the central bank to lift Wall Street for a third straight session.

A Ukrainian soldier removes his rifle as he stands on a combat vehicle while surrounded by pro-Russia protestors in Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine April 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Putin risks upstaging Ukraine crisis talks

GENEVA/MOSCOW - Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday in Geneva but will risk being upstaged by Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Full Article 

United States Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the 2014 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference in Chicago, March 31, 2014. REUTERS/John Gress

Weak prices, not inflation, the threat now: Yellen

NEW YORK - Persistently low inflation poses a more immediate threat to the economy than rising prices, Janet Yellen said, stressing that the central bank would be delivering policy stimulus for some time to come.  Full Article 

President and CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, arrives for the Time 100 gala celebrating the magazine's naming of the 100 most influential people in the world for the past year, in New York, April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The 'why' in Yahoo

As Chinese internet giant Alibaba prepares to go public, Breakingviews columnists discuss whether Yahoo's earnings will matter anymore.  Video 

A woman walks past as customers use ATMs at a Bank of America banking center in New York's financial district January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

BofA's mortgage costs a recurring problem

Bank of America's mortgage pain is lasting longer than expected, leading some investors to wonder if the massive expenses being incurred have become a recurring cost of doing business.  Full Article 

A Blackberry smartphone is displayed in this August 12, 2010 illustrative photo taken in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

The crash that launched 1,000 start-ups

Tech start-ups in BlackBerry’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario are tapping talent from the struggling smartphone company and filling the void left in the region by its meltdown.  Video 

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff reacts during an inauguration ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

An election race between flawed rivals

SAO PAULO - With nearly three-quarters of voters saying they want change from their government, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff looks vulnerable in her bid for re-election. But her two main rivals have big, potentially fatal flaws of their own.  Full Article 

Mock Bitcoins are displayed on a table in an illustration picture taken in Berlin January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

China gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting crackdown

SHANGHAI - BTC China, one of the country's leading digital currency exchanges, has installed China's first bitcoin ATM and launched an online app allowing individuals to buy and sell bitcoins using mobile phones, skirting local banking regulations.  Full Article 

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 

Neal Gabler

America: The anecdotal nation

When anecdotes and facts compete in America, the anecdotes usually wind up winning. This can be worrisome when it comes to communicating public policy.  Commentary 

Keith Koffler

Liberals are winning the language war

Are conservatives linguistically challenged? Or are they just naive enough to think they can win the battle of ideas with — ideas?  Commentary 

Hugo Dixon

How Greece can turn vice to virtue

The vicious cycle of two years ago is turning virtuous – see Athens' return to the bond market last week. As ever, the weak spot is politics.  Commentary 

Ian Bremmer

Alibaba, Weibo and China's growth

For Chinese tech companies to thrive in the world's most populous country, economic reforms must continue.  Commentary 

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