... * Fed: Rate hike unlikely for at least "couple of meetings". * Dollar slips vs basket of currencies. * Silver climbs more than 3 pct to session peak (Updates prices).
ALBANY, NY/NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state will ban hydraulic fracturing after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks, Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration said on Wednesday.
President Vladimir Putin struck an uncompromising stance over the crisis gripping Russia, accusing the U.S. and European Union of trying to undermine his nation and blaming external factors for the ruble's sharp drop.
The planned site of Amazon's store, on 34th Street, will be the a delivery hub for New York City. Keith Bedford for The Wall Street Journal.
Uber, under fire around the globe for how it screens drivers, said it will toughen up its background checks and take other measures to improve passenger safety.