Former Florida Governor and probably 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire April 17, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Republican hopefuls target middle-class insecurity

NASHUA - Facing a recovering economy and a tumbling jobless rate, Republican presidential candidates honing their economic message are trying tap into a lingering sense of insecurity among Americans seven years after the global financial crisis.  Full Article 

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya 6:49am EDT

PALERMO, Italy - As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, in what may be one of the worst disasters of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, officials said on Sunday.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at an auto shop as she starts her campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in Monticello, Iowa, April 14, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Clinton campaign not a breath of fresh air

The New America is now the Democratic Party. To win, Clinton has to do more than Obama ever managed.  Commentary 

People dressed in costumes take part in a demonstration against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a proposed free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, in Munich April 18, 2015.

Thousands in Germany protest against Europe-U.S. trade deal

BERLIN - Thousands of people marched in Berlin, Munich and other German citiesin protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the United States that they fear will erode food, labor and environmental standards.  Full Article 

Employees work at the third factory of Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile company, after its inauguration ceremony, in Wuhan, in this July 2, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/CHINA DAILY/FILES

Foreign automakers double down on China bets

SHANGHAI - Foreign automakers continue to pump money into factories in China, the world's largest car market, even as the biggest economic slowdown in a quarter of a century crimps sales growth.  Full Article 

Jim Hart from New York feeds the birds in Battery Park in the Manhattan borough of New York, December 18, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Decoding lump-sum pension offers

CHICAGO - If you are due a pension from a former employer, there is a good chance you were or soon will be offered a lump-sum payment in exchange for giving up that guaranteed monthly check for life. Should you take it?  Full Article 

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Saudi-led air strikes continue in Yemen, one ground force member killed

Fierce fighting between a Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-backed rebels in Yemen result in the death of at least one member of the Saudi ground force. Julie Noce reports.