The head of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, delivered the latest statement on behalf of a body which can shake up global financial markets like a cocktail waiter.
SYDNEY/TOKYO Dec 22 (Reuters) - The euro probed fresh two-year lows early on Monday in a subdued start to a holiday-shortened week, extending a multi-month trend of weakness against the dollar that many traders say will remain intact in the new year.
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that the world's top petroleum exporter plans to ride out the market's biggest slump in years.
Target shoppers Kelly Foley, left, Debbie Winslow, center, and Ann Rich use a smartphone to look at a competitor's prices while shopping shortly after midnight on Black Friday in South Portland, Maine.
Gas station attendant Oscar Rodriguez accepts a credit card after pumping gas into a vehicle at Performance Fuels in Smithtown, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.