Yellen sworn in as first woman Fed chair

2014-02-04 09:20:58

Janet Yellen was sworn in Monday to a term as chair of the US central bank, the Federal Reserve said in a statement.

Zotye Auto set to sell and build in SA

2014-02-04 06:18:46

China's surging car sales are about to cool. Europe's auto market is recovering, but slowly. In search of new sales, China's Zotye Auto is turning to South America's largest consumer market: Brazil.

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead

2014-02-03 10:27:34

Oscar-winning US actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday at his New York City apartment in Manhattan, a New York Police Department source said.

Obama spars with Fox News in Super Bowl interview

2014-02-03 10:18:32

President Barack Obama accused Fox News on Sunday of keeping alive controversies the White House believes have been settled in a testy interview that aired before the NFL's Super Bowl, the most-viewed sports event in the United States.

Baidu faces uphill road in Brazil

2014-02-03 05:57:52

Baidu Inc's move to test new search engines in Brazil, Egypt and Thailand is unlikely to increase the company's revenue or its share of the global search-engine market, analysts said.

Flow of natural gas stopped at rig off Louisiana coast

2014-02-02 13:51:36

The flow of natural gas has been stopped at a drilling rig off Louisiana's coast, authorities said Saturday, after a blowout last week left gas escaping from an underwater well.

After bridge scandal, NJ Gov booed at Super Bowl

2014-02-02 13:40:51

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was greeted with audible boos and a few loud cheers during a Super Bowl-related appearance in New York City on Saturday, a day after a former appointee said the popular Republican knew about politically motivated lane closures near a busy commuter bridge.

World leaders congratulate Chinese people on lunar new year

2014-02-01 16:47:12

World leaders have extended their warm greetings to the Chinese people on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival that fell on Friday.

Chicago unveils Chinese New Year celebrations

2014-02-01 16:17:31

Chicago held a ceremony Friday at the landmark Daley Civic Center to officially kick off the city's celebrations for the Chinese Lunar New Year.

Obama to visit Saudi Arabia amid tensions over Iran, Syria

2014-02-01 15:51:37

US President Barack Obama plans to travel to Saudi Arabia in March on a mission to smooth tensions with Washington's main Arab ally over US policy on Iran's nuclear program and the civil war in Syria, a newspaper reported.

Tape of Martin Luther King Jr. Ariz. speech found

2014-02-01 11:37:20

Scanlon was at the thrift store when she spotted a pile of 35 vintage reel-to-reel tapes, including one labeled with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s name.

Norovirus responsible for sickness on cruise ship

2014-02-01 11:02:20

US said Friday its laboratory has confirmed that norovirus was the cause of the gastrointestinal illness that sickened nearly 700 passengers and crew aboard a cruise ship this week on a trip to the Caribbean.