The collapse of the Russian ruble ($62) has roiled FX markets, and it prompted the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to defend the franc on Thursday by introducing negative interest rates on cash deposits it holds.
Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the name of New York state's health commissioner. He is Howard Zucker.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen restored clarity to the central bank's monetary policy plans, saying it was on course to raise interest rates, though not right away, after officials issued a statement that some Fed-watchers found confusing.
As Mario Draghi prepares to push the European Central Bank into quantitative easing, he's counting the cost of alienating its home nation.
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin lashed out at the West on Thursday for causing his country's economic crisis, saying it would take two years to recover.