A Palestinian firefighter walks amidst the rubble of a house which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Kerry pushes for Gaza truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israeli forces pounded Gaza, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pushes ceasefire talks.   Full Article | Video 

Europe edges up on earnings, risk aversion remains 5:16am EDT

LONDON - European equities edged higher in early trade on Wednesday, extending gains from Tuesday after a batch of positive earnings and U.S. economic data briefly calmed worries over stretched valuations and the pace of economic recovery.

PepsiCo quarterly profit falls 2 percent 7:21am EDT

- PepsiCo Inc reported a 2 percent fall in second-quarter profit as carbonated soft drink volumes declined 2 percent in North America.

Dow Chemical net profit falls 62 percent 7:23am EDT

- Dow Chemical Co said its second-quarter net profit fell 62 percent from a year earlier, when it received $2.2 billion in damages from Kuwait's state chemical company for pulling out of a petrochemical venture in 2008.

Honour guards carry a coffin of one of the victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17 downed over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine for loading on to a transport plane heading to the Netherlands at Kharkiv airpor July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Plane with first coffins of MH17 victims departs

KHARKIV Ukraine - A Dutch air force transport plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner took off from an airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv for the Netherlands.  Full Article 

A woman reads a pamphlet in Spanish at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, California March 27, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Obamacare legal knot not easy to untangle

NEW YORK - Judges have their work cut out for them untangling a legal knot created when two federal appeals courts released conflicting rulings hours apart going to the heart of the role the federal government will play in Obamacare.  Full Article 

A worker climbs outside an Apple store in Hong Kong April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Apple revenue lags despite strong China growth

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple posted a smaller-than-expected 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue, but revenue surged 28 percent in greater China despite stiff competition in its third-largest market.  Video | Full Article 

Specialist Geoffrey Friedman reacts to the Dow Jones industrials average passing 17,000 on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

What markets don't do as politics turns ugly

LONDON - Over the course of the past month, global conflicts have flared, potentially threatening world energy supplies, if not globalized business links and supply chains. Yet the world's main financial markets have barely blinked.  Full Article 

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestured during his keynote address at the company's "build" conference in San Francisco, California April 2, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses

SEATTLE - Microsoft said it aims to get its loss-making Nokia phone unit to break even within two years, helping its stock rise in after-hours trade.  Full Article 

Indonesia's presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo smiles during an interview with Reuters in Jakarta July 19, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Reason for cautious Indonesia reform optimism

July 23 - The end of a contentious election should spur president-elect Joko Widodo to gather political allies, dial down nationalism and push through a reform agenda, says Breakingviews' Andy Mukherjee.  Video 

Israel keeps up Gaza assault; diplomats seek ceasefire

Jul.23 - Israeli forces pound multiple sites across the Gaza Strip and says it's meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists, as diplomats try to end the bloodshed. Sarah Toms reports.