Gorge Mardyan and his family of four have lost most of their possessions. Gorge left his job as a printer and they have fled their large home in Aleppo, Syria, for a cramped one-room apartment in the disputed South Caucasus region. Yet they feel lucky. They hope they are out of danger.
U.S. stocks rose for the week, after back-to-back slides in benchmark indexes, on optimism lawmakers will reach a deal to avoid a government default and Janet Yellen won’t withdraw stimulus soon as Federal Reserve chairman.
U.S. stocks fell, sending benchmark indexes to their biggest declines since August, amid concern that Federal Reserve stimulus reductions and political debate over government spending pose a threat to economic growth this year.