At least three people were killed in a clash in Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine, the nation’s Interior Ministry said, as a top security official accused Russia of exploiting the violence to prepare grounds for an invasion.
Treasuries fell, with benchmark 10- year yields rising for the first time in four weeks, as an accord aimed at ending the crisis in Ukraine and signs of a strengthening U.S. economy crimped refuge demand.
Treasuries fell as reports showed initial jobless claims were lower than forecast last week and a manufacturing index expanded, adding to speculation the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at some point next year.
The New York Jets signed three-time Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson, who led the National Football League in rushing in 2009 and has gained more than 1,000 yards on the ground in each of his six NFL seasons.
Nissan Motor Co., after best-ever U.S. sales of Leaf hatchbacks in 2013, plans to offer two years of free public charging for the battery-powered car in its strongest U.S. markets to entice more drivers to buy one.