A Pro-Russian militant walks near a checkpoint that was the scene of a gunfight overnight near the city of Slaviansk, April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Russian state TV says five killed in east Ukraine clash

MOSCOW/KIEV - Russian state television reported that five people were killed when gunmen attacked a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian separatists near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk.  Full Article 

Obamacare enrollees urged to change passwords over Heartbleed bug 19 Apr 2014

NEW YORK - Americans with accounts on President Barack Obama's health insurance enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, were advised that their passwords had been reset to guard against the "Heartbleed" bug, in a message posted on the site on Saturday.

A family member of missing passengers who were on the ferry Sewol which sank in the sea off Jindo cries next to a a temporary morgue at a port where family members of missing passengers gather in Jindo April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Prosecutors extend ferry captain's detention

JINDO/MOKPO, South Korea - South Korean prosecutors investigating last week's ferry disaster said they wanted to extend the detention of the captain and two other crew by 10 days as they try to determine the cause of the accident.  Full Article | Video 

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

Spring fever brings hope for U.S. earnings

NEW YORK - Earnings season shifts into high gear next week, and with nearly one-third of S&P 500 names set to post results, investors hope the news provides a catalyst to buy stocks and leave the market's recent weakness in the dust.  Full Article 

Employees of Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) work on a subsea mining machine being built for Nautilus Minerals at Wallsend, northern England April 14, 2014. REUTERS/ Nigel Roddis

Deep sea mining robot is ready

NEWCASTLE, England/LONDON - The world's first deep sea mining robot sits idle on a British factory floor, waiting to claw up high grade copper and gold from the seabed off Papua New Guinea (PNG) - when a wrangle over terms is solved.  Full Article 

A man and a girl on his shoulders hold up a paper that reads, "PX (paraxylene petrochemicals) get out of Maoming, return us clean land", as demonstrators gather to protest against a chemical plant project, near the city government building in Maoming, Guangdong province in this April 3, 2014 file photo.  REUTERS/Stringer/Files

China defends plans for petrochemical plants

BEIJING - China has launched an intense media campaign to defend the safety of producing a chemical used to make polyester fiber, as public opposition to new petrochemical plants threatens to disrupt expansion plans by state energy giants.  Full Article 

A Palestinian family sits inside their makeshift house during power cuts in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Gazans plagued by poverty, isolation

GAZA - Seven years into an Israeli blockade and ten months into a crippling Egyptian one, Gaza's economic growth has evaporated. Many families struggle to stay afloat, living on U.N. handouts of rice, flour, canned meat and sunflower oil.  Full Article 

Nicholas Wapshott

Yellen shows her hand

Yellen understands that to effect a true recovery, the economy must first find jobs for all Americans.  Commentary 

Anatole Kaletsky

Time to stop following defunct economic policies

Only in economic forecasts -- not in the real world -- is it true that any policies the central bank chooses to follow lead automatically to full employment.  Commentary 

Edward Hadas

Don’t bother with share-based pay

Coca-Cola’s controversial share award scheme takes a bad idea to a foolish extreme.  Commentary 

Steven Brill

Obama and his Cabinet

Has 'aloof' become not just a shorthand description of Obama's personality, but also something that explains the shortcomings of his administration?   Commentary 

Neal Gabler

America: The anecdotal nation

When anecdotes and facts compete in America, the anecdotes usually wind up winning. This can be worrisome when it comes to communicating public policy.  Commentary