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Transcripts show Fed at times slow to grasp crisis

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks on housing and housing finance, at the Federal Reserve in Washington .Federal Reserve officials agonized throughout 2008 over how far they could go to stop a financial...
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Pink joins lineup of pop artists on the Oscars

FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, Pink performs at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center, in Los Angeles. Producers of the 86th Academy Awards announced Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, that Pink will appear on the Oscar show. The Grammy-winning singer joins a lineup...
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Ukraine’s president buckles but protesters split

Anti-government protesters watch a live broadcast from the parliament in central Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. European officials say Ukrainian protesters have agreed to a deal with Ukraine’s president on defusing a deadly political crisis. Earlier Friday President...
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Ukraine protester tweeted after being shot in neck

Olesya Zhukovska lies on her hospital bed in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. “I am dying,†Olesya Zhukovska, a 21-year-old volunteer medic wrote on Twitter, minutes after she got hit in the neck by a sniper bullet as deadly clashes broke out in the center of...

Cleveland Organizes To Court Political Convention

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland nonprofit groups and community leaders are launching an organized effort to lure a national political convention to northeast Ohio’s largest city in 2016. The Plain Dealer ( ) reports a nonprofit corporation has been formed to work on bids, and...
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Stocks little changed in afternoon trading

Trader Sal Suarino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. U.S. stocks are inching higher in early trading, putting the Standard & Poor’s 500 index on track for its third straight week of gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Trader Sal...
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Tensions high on Kiev square despite deal

Anti-government protesters watch a live broadcast from the parliament in central Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. European officials say Ukrainian protesters have agreed to a deal with Ukraine’s president on defusing a deadly political crisis. Earlier Friday President...
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Tymoshenko: Ukraine’s polarizing ‘Gas Princess’

Ukrainian lawmakers celebrate after voting new laws in parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. In a fast-moving day that could change Ukraine’s political destiny, opposition leaders reached a deal Friday with the country’s beleaguered president, and...
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Renzi forms Italy’s latest coalition

Italian Premier designate Matteo Renzi meets reporters at the Quirinale presidential palace, Rome, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Democratic Party leader Matteo Renzi has formed Italy’s new government, saying the broad coalition aims to give the economically-strapped country...

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announces dividend

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced today it will pay out a quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share on common stock, payable March 28, to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 5, 2014. The dividend is the 168th consecutive quarterly dividend paid out by...