US Senate energy panel approves Energy Secretary nominee

WASHINGTON, April 18 Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:05pm BST

WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate energy committee on Thursday approved Ernest Moniz's nomination to lead the Energy Department.

With a vote of 21 to 1 in favor of the pick, Moniz's nomination will now move on for consideration by the full Senate. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)


After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.