NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks managed to hold onto soaring gains through to the afternoon session on Thursday even as crude oil prices resumed their slide.
A defiant Vladimir Putin said Russia should brace itself for two years of recession, as he blamed the country's economic woes on a western plot to defang the Russian bear.
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business for a state ban on deep hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, even as he insists the decision wasn't his.
Switzerland's franc weakened the most in 18 months versus the euro after the nation's central bank introduced negative interest rates to defend the currency's cap.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equities markets rallied on Thursday, with Wall Street up more than 1 percent for a second straight day with investor sentiment buoyed by comments from the U.S.