Russia's first junk rating in a decade pushed the nation's bonds lower for a second day and stocks declined as the threat of fresh sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine and an oil-price slump batter its economy.
New York and Boston are grinding to a halt, as the first big snowstorm of 2015 approaches. But the airlines that service those cities are way out ahead.
Expect to pay more if you want an Uber in the midst of this week's New York City snowstorm. The car service company could charge nearly three times as much as normal Monday and Tuesday as a potentially historic blizzard bears down on the city.
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices steadied above $48 a barrel on Tuesday, recovering from earlier losses as the dollar weakened against the euro.
... * UK GDP grows 2.6 pct in 2014, up 0.5 pct in Q4 - ONS. * Figures offer mixed news in run-up to May election. * ONS says too early to say if growth losing momentum.