President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally for Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland October 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Obama stumps; people exit

UPPER MARLBORO Md. - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, though the event was marred by early departures of crowd members.  Full Article 

IBM ditches 2015 operating EPS target, shares slump 8:52am EDT

- International Business Machines Corp said it no longer expected to achieve its 2015 operating earnings target of at least $20 per share after weak client spending resulted in an unexpected fall in quarterly earnings and revenue.

U.S. arms Kurds in Syria

Smoke rises over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 18, 2014.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military air-dropped arms to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants near Kobani, the Pentagon's first public acknowledgment it has delivered lethal aid to the rebels.  Full Article 

Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg delivers the Class Day address at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts May 28, 2014, one day ahead of Commencement Exercises at the university.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Marines call on female executives for advice

WASHINGTON - As the Marine Corps grapple with ground combat roles for women, sexual assaults, and retention of more female soldiers, they are reaching out to some of the most powerful women in business for guidance.  Full Article 

Protestor Jeff Hulbert of Annapolis, Maryland holds a sign reading "Stop the Flights" as he demonstrates in favor of a travel ban to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, in front of the White House in Washington October 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Ebola czar seeks to reverse mistakes

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON - U.S. Ebola czar Ron Klain faces a hefty to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis that the White House had lost.  Full Article 

  The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's President and CEO Eric S. Rosengren speaks during the ''Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies'', in New York, April 17, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Be patient on stimulus: Boston Fed president

BOSTON - The recent volatility in financial markets reinforces the need for the Federal Reserve to be patient with its policy stimulus and to clearly tie an eventual interest-rate rise to improving economic conditions, a top Fed policymaker told Reuters.  Full Article 

A pro-democracy protester sleeps over a barricade at the Mongkok shopping district of Hong Kong October 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Hong Kong crisis deepens, talks on Tuesday

HONG KONG - A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong on Monday as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police.  Full Article 

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Breakingviews: SAP fluffs cloud strategy

SAP is finding the transition to cloud computing less of a breeze because cloud revenue is not growing fast enough, says Breakingviews Dominic Elliott.