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U.S. housing starts rose less than expected in March and building permits fell, pointing to underlying weakness in the market.
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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur job creation.
The U.K. unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent, as pay growth and inflation grew by the same level for the first time in almost four years.
British supermarket giant Tesco reported a dip in group sales compared to last year, highlighting the challenges it faces in the U.K. and Europe.
Swiss bank Credit Suisse on Wednesday reported a 34 percent drop in first-quarter net profit from the same period last year, worse than analysts had expected.
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The Fed should try to make communications on the expected path of rates and the economy consistent with policy statements, a top official said.
The city of Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions.
Ukraine's Acting President said an airfield in the eastern town of Kramatorsk had been taken back from pro-Russian separatists, Reuters reported.
Confidence among home builders in the market for new, single-family homes remained in a holding pattern in April, ticking up just one point.
The Fed is actively considering additional measures to address risks in the short-term wholesale funding market, Chair Janet Yellen said.
U.S. consumer prices rose in March but inflation remained generally benign, which should give the Fed scope to keep interest rates low.
Johnson & Johnson turned in a solid first quarter Tuesday, topping analysts' profit and revenue estimates and increasing its 2014 earnings forecast by 5 cents a share.
Coca-Cola reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, as strong sales in China more than offset a drop in Europe and flat volumes in North America.
Inflation in the U.K. fell once again in March, hitting its lowest level since October 2009, according to the ONS.
Swiss food giant Nestle on Tuesday reported first-quarter sales below analysts' expectations as a stronger Swiss franc took its toll.
Asian equities were mixed on Tuesday after data showed money supply in the world's second largest economy grew its weakest pace in more than decade.
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President Vladimir Putin has urged President Barack Obama to discourage the Ukrainian government from using force against protesters.