US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spending

...ebbs and flows and stops and starts and is underperforming previous recoveries," Stephenson said. Overseas conflicts in the Ukraine and Middle East have also weighed on executives' optimism.Chief executives were encouraged in the second quarter by the...

Americans wrap up pool play unbeaten in FIBA World Cup

...thing standing between them and Barcelona was a game against Ukraine, and it took them a little while to get into it.The U...after seizing control just before halftime against a methodical Ukraine team coached by former NBA coach Mike Fratello.The only scare...

Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

HRABOVE, Ukraine - A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane...was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said...haven't yet been confirmed, he added.Ukraine's security services produced what they...

Ukraine, Russia spar over fate of Crimean clubs

...annexation of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine are now squabbling over soccer clubs in the region.Defying authorities in Ukraine, Russia is incorporating three Crimean...no right to run the sport on what Ukraine considers its territory. FIFA already...

Six South American players refusing to return to club in Ukraine

...five Brazilians and one Argentine ? have refused to return to Ukraine to play for their soccer club in the troubled city of Donetsk...forward Carlos Tevez, convinced the players not to return to Ukraine after telling them they would be able to sign new contracts...

For Europe's vast unemployed, hopes remain dim

...push up wages."Add to those challenges the anxiety and political uncertainty caused by Russia's military aggression in Ukraine.In short, Kirkegaard said, the ECB's rate cut and bond-buying plans are "necessary but not sufficient" to restore...

Rants and Raves

...Deke. I GUESS THAT THE "flexibility" President Obama promised the Russian president when he slipped on the open mike before his 2012 reelection was "to do nothing" and allow Russia to invade Ukraine or whatever else it decides to do.

Americans improve to 4-0 in FIBA World Cup with rout of Dominicans

...off the bench and added 13 points on 5 of 5 shooting.The Americans will finish Group C play in Bilbao on Thursday against Ukraine ? when U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski will coach against longtime friend and former NBA coach Mike Fratello ? before playing...

Unbeaten US routs New Zealand at Basketball World Cup

...to Barcelona for the round of 16. They face the Dominican Republic today before wrapping up Group C play Thursday against Ukraine."It was a good, solid performance," U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "I thought the intensity was excellent...

US cruises in final tuneup game before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball

...opener Saturday against Finland. The defending world champions also will face Turkey, New Zealand, the Dominican Republic and Ukraine in pool play.A matchup with Spain, and its big men of Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka, wouldn't come until the...