WASHINGTON - Janet Yellen was among the most influential members of the Federal Reserve board in 2009, correctly predicting a recovery fraught with misery for American households from her perch at the helm of the San Francisco Fed.
BEIJING--China plans to invest a total of 1.6 trillion yuan ($255 billion) in railway and water projects this year, Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday.
A man riding on a bicycle looks at an electronic board showing the Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo February 24, 2015.
... * U.S. crude stockpiles up 10.3 mln barrels last week - EIA. * Libya declares force majeure on 11 oilfields. * Saudi Arabia expects oil price to stabilise (Adds quotes, updates prices).
McDonald's said on Wednesday that it would begin using chickens that are not raised with antibiotics used to treat humans, a move likely to put pressure on competitors of the fast-food chain, which now sells more chicken than beef.