| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:46 PM
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin defied Western warnings and signed a treaty to annex Ukraine's Crimean peninsula Tuesday, while accusing the United States and its allies of going too far in luring post-Soviet nations away from...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:42 AM
President Barack Obama came into office promising to limit United States commitments abroad in order to focus on the economy and health care at home. Such an approach may have been prudent immediately after the excesses of the Bush administration, but...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Arthur Heming: Chronicler of the North
Through June 2, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, (860) 434-5542, florencegriswoldmuseum.org
Long before Second City Television's Bob and Doug Mackenzie hoisted its banner, Arthur Heming (1870-...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Finance ministers and central bank governors from the world’s major economies convened on an emergency conference call Tuesday to discuss the situation in Greece and Spain — and seemed to come away without much to say.
The Group of Seven...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 9:34 PM
The Group of 7 industrialized nations agreed Thursday to act together to try to stop the Japanese yen from rising further, hoping to avert more damage to the country’s battered economy. The decision, announced by Japanese Finance Minister...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 4:35 PM
When the Federal Reserve began telegraphing late last summer that it would launch a new round of monetary stimulus to help the U.S. economy, Wall Street assumed that the dollar would be the sacrificial lamb. More money in the financial......
| Aug 7, 2011
| 9:34 PM
Interest rates on U.S. Treasury bonds were mixed in early Asian trading on Sunday, with short-term rates falling and longer-term rates rising as investors had their first opportunity to react to the government’s downgraded credit rating. The moves...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The tourism industry in Japan -- devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami in March -- has slowly begun to rebound, with a full recovery expected by next year, according a report by the Worth Travel and Tourism Council....
| Apr 3, 2011
| 7:39 PM
* A total of 12,087 people were confirmed dead by Japan's National Police Agency as of 1100 GMT on Sunday, while 15,552 were missing.
NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVACUATED
* More than 161,600 people were in shelters around the country as of 1100 GMT on...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 7:15 PM
Asian stocks fell in early Monday trading, but losses were not as severe as some analysts feared, in the initial world markets response to Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. debt.
U.S. stock futures tumbled about 1.7% in early electronic trading as...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 7:47 AM
NEW YORK -- Turmoil returned to U.S. stock markets at Thursday's open as renewed concerns about the U.S. and global economies sent major indexes plunging and pushed gold to a new record high.
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 480 points, or 4.2%,...