An anti-government protester holds a Ukranian flag as he advances through burning barricades in Kiev's Independence Square in this February 20, 2014 file photo.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis/Files

An unfinished revolution

KIEV - The last days of the uprising in Ukraine shows that the seeds of today’s disappointment were there all along.  Full Article 

U.S. jobless claims data point to firming labor market 8:58am EDT

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend firmly pointed to strengthening labor market conditions.

Armed RCMP officers guard access to Parliament Hill following a shooting incident in Ottawa October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canada's prime minister vows crackdown

OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organizations" abroad after a reported convert to Islam rampaged through parliament, shocking the usually tranquil capital city.  Full Article | Video 

 Barbara Smith, a registered nurse with Mount Sinai Medical Health Systems, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York, demonstrates putting on personal protective equipment (PPE) during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Convention center in New York, October 21, 2014.

Hospitals weigh withholding Ebola care

CHICAGO/NEW YORK - The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.  Full Article | Related Story 

Commemorative Coca Cola cans featuring the names of Berkshire Hathway CEO Warren Buffett and vice-chairman Charlie Munger are seen at the exhibition of Berkshire Hathaway companies at the annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska May 3, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Buffett copycats face a risk as market oscillates

NEW YORK - Warren Buffett's ability to sit tight and ride out short-term market gyrations has been one of the keys to his success as a long-term investor. But for others who often try to follow in Buffett's footsteps, the losses could be harder to get over.  Full Article 

Relatives of the 43 missing students of the Ayotzinapa teachers' training college hold pictures of the students, during a protest at Zocalo square in Mexico City October 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Mayor likely behind missing Mexico students

MEXICO CITY - A Mexican mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind the disappearance of 43 student-teachers last month in the restive southwest, the country's attorney general said.   Full Article 

Smoke and flames rise over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 20, 2014.      REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

U.S. strikes killed 521 fighters, 32 locals in Syria

BEIRUT - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said.   Full Article 

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange October 15, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Funds eye Treasuries in prep for market shock

BOSTON - U.S. corporate bond funds are adding Treasuries to their holdings at more than twice the rate of corporate debt amid concern that the struggling European economy and potential changes in Fed policy will drag down profits at U.S. corporations.  Full Article