U.S. securities exchanges vowed to keep normal hours as the snowstorm hit New York with employees testing backup systems and alternative power links as dawn broke.
About 15% of the nation's flights were grounded Tuesday as airlines kept their planes out of the path of a major Northeast snowstorm.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economic growth slowed more than expected in the final three months of last year, but with annual growth still at its fastest since 2007 the data gave ammunition to both sides of the political divide heading into May's election.
... * Euro gains, shares slip as earnings disappoint. * Lower-rated bond yields edge up, Greece in focus. * Cost of insuring Russian debt up after rating cut.
Procter & Gamble Co. (PG:US), the world's largest consumer-products maker, said second-quarter profit fell 31 percent as a stronger dollar ate away at sales and earnings from its international units.