A general view of The Ivy Apartments in Dallas, Texas October 1, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Stone

Dallas community shaken by Ebola case

DALLAS - In the Dallas community of Vickery Meadow, a cultural polyglot where about three dozen languages are spoken, the one word on everyone's lips is "Ebola."  Full Article 

U.S. factory orders post record decline on aircraft payback 10:05am EDT

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 - New orders for U.S. factory goods posted their biggest decline on record in August, payback for an aircraft-driven jump a month earlier.

Islamic State flags flutter on the Mullah Abdullah bridge in southern Kirkuk September 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

'Staggering' crimes in Iraq by Islamic State

GENEVA - Islamic State insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women and girls as sex slaves, and used children as fighters in systematic violations that may amount to war crimes, the United Nations said.  Full Article 

View Pointe independent and assisted living facility staff welcome home Naomi Seifert (C) after she was evacuated because of the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs, Colorado June 29, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Healthcare beyond Medicare

From Medicare to long-term care to health savings accounts. We explore the options - and the possibilities - in episode one of our 12-part series.  Video 

A woman is arrested after occupying a Bank of America branch during a "Make Wall Street Banks Pay" protest march in Los Angeles, California October 6, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Good governance gets a kick in the teeth

Bank of America gave CEO Brian Moynihan the additional title of chairman. The move not only puts too much power in one person’s hands, it reduces the position to a perk that can be granted or taken away, depending on performance.  Commentary 

A policeman conducts traffic to give way to activists marching towards the Chinese Consular office in Makati city, metro Manila October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Protests could harm Hong Kong's image: China

HONG KONG - A top Chinese envoy warned that drawn-out pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong could tarnish the city's reputation as one of the world's leading financial hubs, as defiant protesters vowed they would not budge.  Full Article 

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on "White House Perimeter Breach: New Concerns about the Secret Service" on Capitol Hill in Washington September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Secret Service director resigns under fire

WASHINGTON - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama.  Full Article | Video 

Bill Gross, co-founder and former co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), adjusts his sunglasses as he arrives to speak at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago, Illinois, June 19, 2014.   REUTERS/Jim Young

Pall of star culture hurts Pimco

LONDON - Bill Gross' exit from Pimco has seen billions of dollars leave the fund group and even more value wiped off the share price of its parent company, offering a warning both to firms who rely on star managers and the investors who chase them.  Full Article 

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