Anti Fracking protesters demonstrate in front of the Waldorf Astoria as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo visits the hotel for a function on January 7, 2013 in New York City.
MOSCOW - From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest drop in nearly six years in November as gasoline prices tumbled, but did little to change views the Federal Reserve would start raising interest rates in mid-2015.
THOMPSON, N.Y. - Residents of a faded corner of New York's Catskills Mountains are celebrating the recommendation to license a casino here in the heart of the once-bustling �Borscht Belt� resort region.
The local sharemarket rose strongly on the back of an overnight surge in US stocks, withstanding an afternoon fade-out that erased some of the day's gains.