Here on the East Coast, it's a snowy Thursday, which means it's time to catch up on bank news. Wait, come back! There's other news, too!
NICOSIA/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank will launch into quantitative easing next week having increased its economic growth forecasts for this year and next.
AbbVie, the US drug company, has shown its determination not to miss a second takeover opportunity with a $21bn rival bid for Pharmacyclics.
... * BoE keeps rates at record low 0.5 pct, as expected. * Decision marks 6th anniversary of record low rates. * Strong economy points to rate hike before long.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Thursday, in the wake of two days of declines on the S&P 500, after higher-than-expected initial jobless claims figures and ahead of a report on factory orders.